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The Resource The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

Label
The kites
Title
The kites
Statement of responsibility
Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • This novel follows a young man's passion through the ravages of WWII. Ludo lives with his uncle, kite maker Ambrose Fleury, in the small town of Clery in the French countryside. Ludo, like everyone in the Fleury family, has an impressive "historical memory" that earns him the ire of his teachers and arguments with Lila, the mercurial, naive daughter of Polish aristocrats and the object of his affection, isn't as keen as Ludo to rehash the country's recent bloody history. his is a wonderful translation of a French classic."
  • A small farm in Normandy, as Hitler rises to power in Germany. Ludo lives with his uncle, kite maker Ambrose Fleury, in the small town of Clery in the French countryside. Everyone in the Fleury family has an impressive "historical memory" that earns Ludo the ire of his teachers and arguments with Lila, the naive daughter of Polish aristocrats living next door. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family disappear. Ludo's journey to save her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10603334
Cataloging source
DLC
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1914-1980
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Gary, Romain
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2613.A58
LC item number
C413 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Richmond Mouillot, Miranda
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True
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  • Historical fiction
  • Normandy (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780811226547
Lccn
2017014029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975139254
  • (OCoLC)ocn975139254
  • 553402
Label
The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French and with an afterword by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780811226547
Lccn
2017014029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975139254
  • (OCoLC)ocn975139254
  • 553402

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