One Deadly Summer


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Gallic Books
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4.9 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Sébastien Japrisot was a prominent French author, screenwriter and film director, and the French translator of J. D. Salinger. He is best known for A Very Long Engagement, which won the Prix Interallié and was made into a film by Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. One Deadly Summer won the Prix Deux Magots in 1978 and the film adaptation starring Isabelle Adjani won the César Award 1984. Born in Marseille in 1931, he died in 2003.


'Japrisot is the most welcome talent since the early Simenons' New York Times

Praise for A Very Long Engagement

'A classic of its kind, brewing up enormous pathos undiluted by sentimentality' Daily Telegraph

'Diabolically clever ... The reader is alternately impressed, beguiled, frightened, bewildered ... A considerable achievement' Anita Brookner

'The narrative is brilliantly complex and beguiling, and the climax devastating' The Independent

'Riveting ... A fierce, elliptical novel that's both a gripping philosophical thriller and a highly moving meditation on the emotional consequences of war' New York Times

'A kind of latter-day War and Peace ... a rich and most original panorama' Los Angeles Book Review

'Precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival' Kirkus Reviews

Praise for One Deadly Summer

'A gripping tale of hatred, revenge, and lust ... A sinister spellbinder' Publishers Weekly

'Japrisot's talent lies for one part in the clever construction of his novels ... it also lies in the writing that is simple, rhythmical, surprising, phonetic and lyrical' Le Point

'Japrisot holds a unique place in contemporary fiction. With the quality and originality of his writing, he has hugely contributed to breaking down the barrier between crime fiction and literary fiction' Le Monde

'Unreeled with the taut, confident shaping of a grand master ... Funny, awful, first-rate. A rich and resonant sonata in black, astutely suspended between mythic tragedy and the grubby pathos of nagging everyday life' Kirkus Reviews

'A marvellous storyteller' Télérama