World War II is about to erupt in Europe and will alter the course of millions of lives. Lea Delmas, beautiful young daughter of a Bordeaux vineyard owner, is captivating but headstrong. The news that Hitler has attacked Poland is of secondary importance to her. More startling is the announcement that her beloved Laurent is going to marry his cousin Camille. The Blue Bicycle is an epic novel that takes the reader back to France at the start of World War II, seen through the eye of one of modern literature's most memorable heroines. All the drama of those frantic chaotic days is relived by the reader as the uprooted Delmas family is thrown upon its animal courage in its struggle to maintain a rapidly vanishing lifestyle.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
"The little savage from Montillac" is what her suave lover Francois calls Lea, passionate heroine of this frankly lush, romantic novel of France during the war years 19391942. Daughter of a rich wine grower in Bordeaux, Lea sees her adored childhood sweetheart, Laurent, married to his cousin, namby-pamby Camille. Lea has lovers but never stops carrying the torch for Laurent, while tending pregnant Camille during Laurent's service at the front, holding down the family estate of Montillac, where Germans are billeted, and cycling through occupied checkpoints with messages for the Resistance. Deforges, a bestselling writer in France, gives us moving scenes of civilian panic and carnage and glimpses of Paris high life enjoyed by collaborators and black-marketeers. Radio broadcasts by the still unknown de Gaulle, and defeatist Petainhead of the Vichy puppet regimefire French patriotism and keep the underground going. Plenty of entertainment here, and echoes of Gone with the Wind, though it's hard to tell what lusty Lea sees in Laurent. Book two of this trilogy will come next year. 100,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo.
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