A beautiful and moving novel about love and loss in France in the early twentieth century.
A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire, which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up the post at the seedy Hotel du Lion D'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s.
“A survival story with great atmosphere… Endlessly fascinating”
“This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period”
“[A] powerful story of love, conscience, will and desire”