Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Anne Wiazemsky

My Berlin Child

Anne Wiazemsky

My Berlin Child

2011, pp. 208, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609450038
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
$ 15.00

The book

In this autobiographical story, Wiazemsky’s writes about her mother Claire as a young woman. At twenty-seven, Claire is still under the sway of a domineering father, the acclaimed author François Mauriac. With the Second World War raging, her desire for freedom prompts her to join the Red Cross in southern France, where she faces the horrors of war with a youthful naïveté and audacity. When, having survived the months of bombing and bloodied patients, Claire realizes that rather than quelling her spirit her experiences have left her thirsting for more, she sets out for the heart of the fallen enemy: war-torn Berlin.

Claire pities the German citizens in their desperation and is moved by the desolation of the once thriving metropolis. Yet, despite the devastation of war, there is life and love to be found there, as the ruined city becomes a magical and emotionally charged backdrop for a passionate romance.

The author

Anne Wiazemsky
Anne Wiazemsky is an acclaimed French actress, author and filmmaker born in West Berlin . She has written several award winning novels: Filles bien élevées (La Société des Gens de Lettres Grand Prix for the Novel, 1988), Canines (Goncourt Prize, 1993), Hymnes à l’amour (1996, prix RTL-Lire), and Une poignée de gens (The French Academy’s Grand Prix, 1998). Wiazemsky was married to the director Jean-Luc Godard and appeared in his films La Chinoise and Weekend. She lives in France.

Press

From the same country

  • Michel Bussi

    The Double Mother

    2020, pp. 480, $ 18.00
    From the author of the “wonderfully ingenious” (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review) novel After The Crash comes a brilliant...
  • Philippe Lançon

    Disturbance

    2019, pp. 448, $ 28.00
    Surviving Charlie Hebdo. Winner Prix Femina and Prix du Roman News
  • Sylvain Tesson

    Berezina

    2019, pp. 224, $ 15.00
    Take four friends, put them on two Ural motorcycles (complete with sidecars), send them off on a 2,500-mile odyssey retracing history’s most famous...
  • Mahir Guven

    Older Brother

    2019, pp. 256, $ 17.00
    Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t...
  • Hervé Le Corre

    After the War

    2019, pp. 512, $ 19.00
    A multi-layered tale of vengeance and retribution.
  • Anna Gavalda

    Billie

    2019, pp. 192, $ 16.00
    This heartwarming story is about two unlikely friends who give each other the courage to do what they never thought possible. Through their trials...

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

X