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The People in the Photo
Author: Helene Gestern

ISBN: 9781908313546
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1 April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5
Parisian archivist Helene takes out a newspaper advert calling for information about her mother, who died when she was three, and the two men pictured with her in a photograph taken at a tennis tournament at Interlaken in 1971. She receives a response from the son of one the men in the photo and together they embark on a journey in search of the truth their parents kept from them. Winner of fifteen literary awards, this dark yet touching drama deftly explores the themes of blame and forgiveness, identity and love. AUTHOR: Helene Gestern lives and works in Nancy. The People in the Photo is her first novel. REVIEWS: 'Every note of the characters' correspondence rings true' --Le Nouvel Observateur 'A wonderful book about the archaeology of memory' --Le Magazine Litteraire 'Elegant, restrained and poetic' --France Inter

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