A Meal in Winter: A Novel of World War II

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5.3 X 0.7 X 7.6 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Hubert Mingarelli's books include Quatre soldats (Four Soldiers), which won the Prix de MΓ©dicis. He lives in Grenoble. Sam Taylor is a translator, novelist, and journalist. His translated works include Laurent Binet's award-winning HHhH. His own novels have been translated into ten languages.


Praise for A Meal in Winter
"The book's deceptive directness and simplicity, and its muted undercurrents of horror, will make many think of the stories of Ernest Hemingway. This is a painful, unconsoling reading, but also a reminder of the power a short, perfect work of fiction can wield."
--Wall Street Journal

"Stark and profound."
--New York Times

"Fine reading, not just for those interested in the war."
--Library Journal

"The command of tone and voice sustains tension until the very last page of a novel that will long resonate in the reader's conscience."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"Masterful. . . . Mingarelli offers a new twist on the Holocaust novel. His spare prose, crisply translated by Sam Taylor, adds to the narrative's intensity and keeps you turning the pages until its poignant conclusion."
--The Huffington Post

"It is 138 profound pages of horror and humanity."
--Book of the Year, the Irish Times

"Short, powerful, vivid, and utterly compelling."
--The Jewish Chronicle

"Brilliant, devastating, [and] compelling."
--Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs

"Haunting. . . . With devastating concision, Mingarelli and his translator, Sam Taylor, carry the moral dilemma to an understated yet stunning conclusion."
--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"The 'banality of evil' finds beautiful, spare expression in this remarkable novella."
--Ian McEwan

"A luminous tale. . . . The most moving book I have read for a long time."
--The Independent on Sunday

"A masterpiece."
--The Independent

"This strong and simple story packs a mighty punch."
--The Times (London)

"Beautiful and disturbing, complex and surprising. . . . This is not easy for the reader to handle, but Mingarelli knows what he is doing."
--The Herald (Glasgow)