About this book
Paperback edition of the debut novel from Nemirovsky, written when she was just 21. Since the success of the posthumous novel "Suite Francaise", which sold 700,000 copies, Random House have been translating and publishing Nemirovsky's earlier works; this was first published in France in 1926. 'Knowing, empathic and sophisticated' Anne Haverty, "Irish Times"
Yves Harteloup is a disappointed young man, scarred by the war. He returns for the summer to the rich, comfortable Atlantic resort of Hendaye, where he spent blissful childhood holidays. There he becomes infatuated by a beautiful, bored young woman, Denise, whose rich husband is often away on business.