SMALL ACTS OF DEFIANCE

SMALL ACTS OF DEFIANCE

MICHELLE WRIGHT

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The remarkable debut novel from acclaimed prize-winning short fiction writer Michelle Wright, author of Fine.

May, 1940: After a bitter tragedy, young Australian woman Lucie and her French mother Yvonne are forced to leave home and seek help from the only family they have left - Lucie's uncle, Gerard.

As the Second World War engulfs Europe, the two women find themselves trapped in German-occupied Paris, sharing a cramped apartment with the authoritarian Gerard and his extremist views.

Drawing upon her artistic talents, Lucie risks her own safety to engage in small acts of defiance against the occupying forces and the collaborationist French regime, where the authorities reward French citizens for denouncing so-called 'traitors' in their community.

Faced with the escalating brutality of anti-Jewish measures, and the indifference of so many of her fellow Parisians, Lucie must decide how far she will go to defend the rights of others.

ISBN: 9781760292652
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: June 2021
Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm
Weight: 440g
No. Of Pages: 352


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