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La Terre by Émile Zola (Gill, Jenny and Laura)

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Gill We are starting reading this book on September 12th.


Rémi Enjoy! This novel was much dirtier and meaner than I expected. In my recollection, pretty much every character is selfish and greedy. Zola evidently didn't see the kind and peaceful side of country folk. This story is all about people obsessed with "me and mine" and also contains one of the saddest fates I've ever read (I won't spoil it by revealing whose)... Lots of humour and (still today, to me, anyway) shockingly graphic sexuality and abuse.


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