Sixty-two years after an emigrÃ�Â�Ã�Â© Russian Jew died at Auschwitz, her unpublished work about occupied France is taking the world by storm. 'Quite outstanding, full of beauty, pain and truth... We are lucky to have this book.' Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â� Telegraph. 'A profoundly felt meditation on the nature of freedom, and the relationship between the individual and society.' Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â� Listener. First published in France 2004; this translation 2006.
Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007. Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Book of the Year 2007 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007.