About this book
Nemirovsky's gem of a novel was only recently rediscovered, and had not been published before. An old man looks back on a chequered life with secret regrets and a truth concealed, in this spare and emotionally charged novel, set in a small French village, prefiguring that in "Suite Francaise". 'Like Chekhov, she observes and powerfully expresses the detail that fixes the scene' "Guardian". Coincides with a new hardback, "All Our Worldly Goods", (Chatto).
Set in a small village, an old man looks back on a chequered life with secret regrets, concealing a truth he will not reveal until the end. This title tells a story about young women forced into marriages with old men, about mothers and daughters, stepmothers and stepdaughters, youthful passions, and the regrets of old age.