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Violette's Embrace

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Violette Leduc was born the illegitimate daughter of a servant seduced by the son of the house. Growing up in the coldhearted glare of her mother, she suffered the guilt of having been born unwanted. In her thirties, during World War II, Leduc worked as a black-marketeer in a village in Normandy. There she shared a cottage with Maurice Sachs, an elegant, snobbish homosexua ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Riverhead Trade (first published 1996)
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Much made of little connection; much more about the author than about LeDuc.
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