Villa Triste

Villa Triste

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Synopsis

The narrator of 'Villa Triste', an anxious, roving, stateless young man of eighteen, arrives in a small French lakeside town near Switzerland in the early 1960s. He is fleeing the atmosphere of menace he feels around him and the fear that grips him. Fear of war? Of imminent catastrophe? Of others? Whatever it may be, the proximity of Switzerland, to which he plans to run at the first sign of danger, gives him temporary reassurance. The young man hides among the other summer visitors until he meets a beautiful young actress named Yvonne Jacquet, and a strange doctor, Rene Meinthe. These two invite him into their world of soirees and late-night debauchery. But when real life beckons once again, he finds no sympathy from his new companions.

Book information

ISBN: 9781907970931
Publisher: Daunt Books
Imprint: Daunt Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 167
Weight: 214g
Height: 132mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 15mm