The Mark of the Angel

The Mark of the Angel

Book - 1999
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Set in Paris in the 1960s, this story recounts the passionate love affair between a married German woman and a Hungarian Jewish instrument maker, shows how their lives intersect with the historical events of the time, and describes the different ways in which they remember World War II and the Algerian war for independence.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co., 1999.
ISBN: 9781552780848
1552780848
Characteristics: 222 p. ;,22 cm.

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PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Mallee: Saffie takes a maid's job in Paris trying to overcome her war torn past in Germany when she meets a Hungarian equally damaged by the war.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

A novel that resonates with passion and politics, The Mark of the Angel is set in the late fifties in Paris, against the violence of a France at war with Algeria. Saffie, a young German traumatized by her childhood war memories, sleepwalks into marriage with Raphael, a famous French flautist. She bears his child, but is finally awakened and transformed by her love for Andras, a Hungarian instrument maker. The denouement is both unsettling and unforgettable – the angel forgot to mark us!

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