by Anne Berest
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Pub Date 16 May 2023 | Archive Date 16 May 2023
WINNER OF THE AMERICAN CHOIX GONCOURT PRIZE
WINNER OF THE PRIX RENAUDOT DES LYCÉENS
WINNER OF THE ELLE READERS PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE GONCOURT PRIZE
Anne Berest’s The Postcard is among the most acclaimed and beloved French novels of recent years. Luminous and gripping to the very last page, it is an enthralling investigation into family secrets, a poignant tale of mothers and daughters, and a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life.
January, 2003. Together with the usual holiday cards, an anonymous postcard is delivered to the Berest family home. On the front, a photo of the Opéra Garnier in Paris. On the back, the names of Anne Berest’s maternal great-grandparents, Ephraïm and Emma, and their children, Noémie and Jacques—all killed at Auschwitz.
Fifteen years after the postcard is delivered, Anne, the heroine of this novel, is moved to discover who sent it and why. Aided by her chain-smoking mother, family members, friends, associates, a private detective, a graphologist, and many others, she embarks on a journey to discover the fate of the Rabinovitch family: their flight from Russia following the revolution, their journey to Latvia, Palestine, and Paris. What emerges is a moving saga of a family devastated by the Holocaust and partly restored through the power of storytelling that shatters long-held certainties about Anne’s family, her country, and herself.
A Note From the Publisher
- For readers of the works of Irène Nemirovsky and Jenny Erpenbeck, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg
- For readers of 2022 Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux
KEY SELLING POINTS
- An international best-seller and publishing sensation in Europe
- Winner of multiple awards, including the first US Goncourt Prize Selection and the Renaudot Youth Prize
- A sweeping yet intimate work of auto-fiction about memory, family, history, intergenerational trauma and the continuing impact of the Holocaust, anti-semitism, and intolerance
“Combines the excitement of a thriller with the emotional power of a requiem…A moving, extraordinary book.”—Le Point
“Berest weaves past and present in this historical investigation…a great novel.”—Le Figaro Littéraire
“Wonderfully constructed, sweeping…As addictive as it is transformative.”—La Croix
“Moving and necessary.”—L’OBS
“Fascinating from start to finish.”—Le Figaro Magazine
“Absolutely captivating.”—Paris Match
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