Mirror of Our Sorrows

Mirror of Our Sorrows

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

"Tremendous and enjoyable" - La Libre Belgique
"A great success" - La Croix


April, 1940. Louise Belmont runs naked down the boulevard du Montparnasse. To understand the traumatic scene she has just witnessed, she will have to plunge headlong into the madness of the Phoney War, as France, seized by the panic of a new European conflict, descends into chaos.

Louise navigates this period of enormous upheaval in parallel with her fellow citizens - including Maginot Line conscripts Raoul and Gabriel, bistro-owner Monsieur Jules and confidence trickster Désiré Migault. The looming threat of German occupation uncovers long-buried secrets and makes for strange bedfellows, as one extraordinary twist of fate follows another.

With characteristic wit and verve, Pierre Lemaitre chronicles the fall of a nation crushed by circumstance. The final novel in his award-winning trilogy is an incandescent tale that veers from the tragic to the burlesque.


Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Book information

ISBN: 9781529416916
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 12463
Number of pages: 491
Weight: 342g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 33mm