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The Survivors

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When fishing-boat captain Pierre Canut is arrested for murder, his shy twin, Charles, determines to uncover the truth and discovers a deadly tale of horror at sea and of grim consequences for the fighting port of Fecamp
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published 1965)
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Jan 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
The book jacket calls this "A perfect Simenon, rich in atmosphere, precise in characterization, uncompromising in its realism." I'll go further by praising its warmth.

There are twin brothers at the center of this story, one accused of murder and the other determined to establish his innocence by finding the actual killer. These brothers live in a small fishing town where everyone knows almost everyone else. Everyone knows their crazy mother; everyone knows their father was possibly cannibalized
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, simenon
A real whodunit. Cannibalism (a long time ago). A murder. Everybody is a suspect at one time. This is a character study of the brother of the chief suspect, who himself is only a very minor character. As always, good descriptions of places and characters. Typical Simenon.
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Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

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