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Night Without Stars
Half-blinded in the war, Giles Gordon has moved to the French Riviera and fallen in love with Alix, the widow of a French resistance hero. This leads him into a year of violence and murder, where he must have the courage of cope with these dangers.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Pan Macmillan
(first published January 1st 1976)
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I thought this was a superb evocation of post-war paranoia in the South of France, as the secrets of the Resistance are laid bare and hidden truths are revealed. It's astonishingly modern in style, and reminded me of both Graham Greene and Douglas Kennedy in its merciless honesty. Highly recommend.
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