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  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781953861122
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 150
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Ennemonde



One of the final novellas by the acclaimed French writer Jean Giono, Ennemonde is a winding tale of people living in a hard yet beautiful land.

"Roads move cautiously around the High Country..." So begins the story of Ennemonde, but also of her sons, daughters, neighbors, lovers, and enemies, and especially of the mountains that stand guard behind their home in the Camargue. This is a place of stark and terrifying beauty, where violence strikes suddenly, whether from the hand of a neighbor or from the sky itself. Giono captures every wrinkle, glare, and glance with wry delight, celebrating the uniquely tough people whose eyes sparkle with the cruel majesty of the landscape. Full of delectable detours and startling insights, Ennemonde will take you by the hand for an unforgettable tour of this master novelist's singular world.

  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781953861122
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 150
Categories:

About the author

Jean Giono

Jean Giono was born in 1895 in Manosque, Provence, and lived there most of his life. He supported his family working as a bank clerk for eighteen years before his first two novels were published, thanks to the generosity of André Gide, to critical acclaim. He went on to write thirty novels, including The Horseman on the Roof, and numerous essays and stories. In 1953, the year in which he wrote The Man who Planted Trees, he was awarded the Prix Monégasque for his collective work. Jean Giono died in October 1970.

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