A Country Road, A TreeBook - 2016
Samuel Beckett is a young writer living in Paris--intoxicated by new friendships with James Joyce and the other writers and artists making the vibrant city their creative home--when war breaks out in 1939. He determines to stay and is swiftly drawn into the maelstrom, joining the Resistance. With him we experience the terrifying excitement yet stubborn vibrancy and camaraderie as the Parisians flee the Nazis and the Resistance goes underground; his friendships with the astonishing group of men and women who find themselves caught up in the Occupation; his quiet, committed love for Suzanne, the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; and his dangerous work encoding critical messages in translations and narrow escapes from the Gestapo. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of a uniquely brilliant mind.
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The last paragraph Chapter 8 page 114 in The American edition: 'And a year passes. And it goes on. His hands hands shake less now when he goes to make the drop. The bag no longer swells to the size of a wardrobe. And it all becomes normal. more or less, because anything can become normal, more or less, given time'
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