The Summer of Katya
Deep in the Basque countryside, a young doctor signs on at a clinic. His first case is simple, the consequences complex...for he meets a young woman, Katya, with whom he falls deeply in love.
Trevanian is the author of THE EIGER SANCTION, SHIBUMI and THE MAIN, all best sel...more
Having been away from Trevanian's writing for so long, it was brisk and rewarding to find again his incisive, edgy, but always well-crafted writing. I had trouble putting the book down, and the equivalent of 288 pages on my Kindle melted away in less...more
0517548291 (ISBN13: 9780517548295)
tbr busting 2012
Dedication: For Diane
Every writer who has dealt with that last summer before the Great War has felt compelled to comment on the uncommon perfection of the weather: the endless days of ardent blue skies scross which fair-weather clouds toiled hazily, the long lavender evenings freshened by soft breezes, the early mornings of birdso...more
however, I still have the book ranked at a (low) 4. even the imitation of true...more
Jean-Marc Monjean, a recently medical school graduate takes a position as a doctor’s assistant in a small French Basque village of Sallies. The time is in the summe...more
This was a quick and exciting read.
I started of thinking it will be yet another story of a cruel, possessive brother and a sister who can't get away because she is torn between her love for her brother and the burning desire for her lover and somehow she can't have both (a cliche by now I am sure) but because I did not know what to expect at all, I was pleasantly surpris...more
As for plot, Jean-Marc bounces back an...more
The story: a doctor who gets involved with Katya and her family, refugees from Paris.
He finds that Katya took that name after she was raped. Her original name was Hortense. After the rape, Hortense goes out to shoot the rapist.
The shocks of the rape and subsequent shooting are so deep that she takes on another personality - Katya. She begins to wear only white clothing.
A second shock brought upon by Jean-Marc, the doctor, forces her i...more
I've read a couple others by Trevanian and have been sucked in and completely floored; this one wasn't as gripping as I was hopping it would be, but I suppose...more
È l’agosto del 1938. Jean Marc Montjean comincia a narrare la storia che ha condizionato tutta la s...more
Ve o finali, Montjean'ın kitabın başında bahsettiği gibi ruhunuzun boşalmış gibi hissedeceğinize eminim.Daha fazla spoiler yok,bu kitabı mutlaka okuyun :)
Worth reading. Never heard of trevanian, but it seems everyone else has. Now I know who he is.