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Léon and Louise

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Léon and Louise

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Longlisted for the German Book Prize.A life-long love affair that survives the tribulations of two World Wars, Léon and Louise beautifully tells the story of Alex Capus' French grandfather. It...More
Longlisted for the German Book Prize.A life-long love affair that survives the tribulations of two World Wars, Léon and Louise beautifully tells the story of Alex Capus' French grandfather. It...More
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  • Longlisted for the German Book Prize.A life-long love affair that survives the tribulations of two World Wars, Léon and Louise beautifully tells the story of Alex Capus' French grandfather. It charmed German readers, never leaving the Der Spiegel bestseller list since publication a year ago, selling nearly two hundred thousand copies.Summer 1918. The First World War is drawing to a close when Léon falls in love with Louise Janvier. Both are severely wounded by German artillery fire, are separated, and believe each other to be dead. Briefly reunited two decades later, the lovers are torn apart again by Louise's refusal to destroy Leon's marriage and the German invasion of France. Through occupied Paris during the Second World War, where Léon struggles against the abhorrent tasks imposed on him by the SS, and the wilds of Africa, where Louise confronts the hardships of her primitive environment, they battle the vicissitudes of history and the passage of time for the survival of their love.Léon and Louise's is an enduring passion, an enchanting tale of love's triumph against improbable odds, and a story masterfully told. Alex Capus' poetic, understated language is beautifully translated by John Brownjohn.Alex Capus is the author of Sailing by Starlight.
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  • Alex Capus: Alex Capus (born France, 1961) is a French-Swiss novelist who writes in German. He studied History, Philosopy and Anthropology at Basel University before embarking on a career in journalism. He published his first novel Munzinger Pascha in 1997. His translated works include Sailing by Starlight: In Search of Treasure Island and A Matter of Time. Leon and Louise was recently longlisted for the German Book Prize.

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