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by Roger Vercel

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ISBN: 1162794593
ISBN13: 978-1162794594
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary
Author: Roger Vercel
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
Pages: 310 pages
ePUB size: 1396 kb
FB2 size: 1670 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 361
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I originally read this book many years ago and it left a strong impression.
So, recently I elected to find a copy and reread it once more. The effort was
well worth it. This story set in Depression era France revolves around Mont
St. Michel but is actually a story of a relationship foundering on the changing
economic fortunes of families and hardships brought on by partners having
very different agendas as to how to live under these conditions. And it does
not end with the usual "Love triumphs all" that is so typical of many stories
of the time.
This excellent book takes the reader right into the life of a number of people inhabiting the town of Mont St.-Michel, including a man who is one of the guardians of the abbey complex. Anyone interested in the Mont will find the author's ability to convey both atmosphere and sense of despair captivating. And despite what another reviewer has said, there is indeed a plot: the protagonist's attempt to deal with what life has dealt him. This is literature with a capital L.
The title makes the book sound interesting but it most definitely is not! I guess I should note that I read the translated version, so, it is possible that the translator missed some information (which would make him a complete idiot). Much, in fact, too much of the book is spent describing the architecture of Mont St.-Michel. That's fine if you like that sort of thing, but I did not decide to read this book for that purpose. I decided to read this book because I thought/expected (judging from the title anyway) a story of some sort was going to unfold before my eyes. I was absolutely wrong! There is some antagonism between the characters that initially makes you think the "story" is leading up to something, but it's not. This has to be one of the dullest, if not THE dullest, books ever written.