A Country Road, A Tree

A Country Road, A Tree

Large Print - 2016
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From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a haunting new novel of spies and artists, passion and danger, hope in the face of despair

Paris, 1939. The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-#65533;lys#65533;es. A young, unknown writer--Samuel Beckett--recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance . . .

Through it all we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into one man's timeless art.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, 2016
ISBN: 9780399567582
Branch Call Number: LP FIC BAK
Characteristics: large print.,rda
435 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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Jul 03, 2017

I really enjoyed this imaging (based on her research) of Beckett's time during the Second World War. If you are a Beckett or Joyce fan, you will appreciate it, and even if you know nothing of them, the rigors of everyday life in France at the time is well told.

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uncommonreader
Apr 15, 2017

I really enjoyed Baker's imagining of Beckett's life in France during WW II. The author illuminates the genesis of Beckett's later works.

TVFAN Jun 16, 2016

4/5 stars. This book was a wonderfully descriptive book about Samuel Beckett and his time in France during World War II and its aftermath.

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