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The last life

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Published by Harcourt Brace in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • French Americans,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    A novel about French colonists in Algeria and their difficult adjustment to France after Algerian independence. It is narrated by a girl whose grandfather buys a hotel on the Riviera and forgetting he is no longer in the colonies goes to jail for shooting at rowdy teenagers by a pool.

    Edition Notes

    StatementClaire Messud
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.E8134 L37 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination352 p. ;
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24747689M
    ISBN 100151004714
    ISBN 109780151004713
    LC Control Number99025612
    OCLC/WorldCa41118750


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