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The Family Lie by  Georges Simenon - Hardcover - Reprint Edition - 1978 - from Orielis' Books (SKU: 8522)

The Family Lie

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The Family Lie

by Simenon, Georges

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  • hardcover
Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket
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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 0151562474 .
Red boards with gold lettering, 146 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, spine cracked at page 20. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, slight edge wear. A nice copy. ;
Jacket states that this was translated by Caroline Hillier, but the title page shows the translator as Isabel Quigly. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 146 pages;

"A physician watches by the bedside of his son, who is stricken with diphtheria. Ordinarily he is too busy for introspection, but now the isolation forced upon him releases to the surface of his mind a traumatic experience from his own childhood, linked also to illness - a crime committed by his parents. Family ties appear as family lies, sustained by hypocrisy, fear - and love.
" Simenon's mastery shows in the vividness of the pictures arising out of a long-buried memory, which stand outin the light of true flashes of recognition. The past as resuscitated in the claustrophobic sickroom atmosphere has a haunting quality, an eerie suspense. This is a remarkable study of family relationships, destructive and contructive, and of a father's unspoken communication with a beloved, threatened child. " .


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Orielis' Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
The Family Lie
Simenon, Georges
Book condition
Used - Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket
Reprint Edition
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
0151562474, Fiction, Psychological Situations, Infectious Disease, Diphtheria, Family Secrets, Family Relationships
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery / Georges Simenon;

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Orielis' Books has been selling online since August, 2002. We specialize in Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books (both vintage and recent), Large Print books, and a small but growing selection of Military and general history.


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