Irene Nemirovsky’s — Fire in the Blood *****

Irene Nemirovsky’s — Fire in the Blood *****

After Silvio returns to his French village years later, he loses his land bit by bit because of its neglect during his absence. He’s soon drawn into the family’s secrets when he stumbles on the real reason for Colette’s husband’s drowning.

Nemironvsky reveals the narrow mindedness of provincial France during the 1930s and the way villages included and excluded people for their own ends.

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