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The Resource Never Anyone But You

Never Anyone But You

Label
Never Anyone But You
Title
Never Anyone But You
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Thomson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story of a love affair between two extraordinary women becomes a literary tour deforce in this novel that recreates the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the two world wars with a singular incandescence and intimacy.In the years preceding World War I, two young women meet, by chance, in a provincial town in France. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy seventeen-year-old with a talent for drawing, is completely entranced by the brilliant but troubled Lucie Schwob, who comes from a family of wealthy Jewish intellectuals. They embark on a clandestine love affair, terrified they will be discovered, but then, in an astonishing twist of fate, the mother of one marries the father of the other. As "sisters" they are finally free of suspicion, and, hungry for a more stimulating milieu, they move to Paris at a moment when art, literature, and politics blend in an explosive cocktail.Having reinvented themselves as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, they move in the most glamorous social circles, meeting everyone from Hemingway and Dalí to André Breton, and produce provocative photographs that still seem avant-garde today. In the 1930s, with the rise of anti-Semitism and threat of fascism, they leave Paris for Jersey, and it is on this idyllic island that they confront their destiny, creating a campaign of propaganda against Hitler's occupying forces that will put their lives in jeopardy.Brilliantly imagined, profoundly thought-provoking, and ultimately heartbreaking, Never Anyone But You infuses life into a forgotten history as only great literature can
Summary
Fictionalizes the true story of a love affair between two extraordinary women and recreates the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the two world wars
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10665042
Cataloging source
BT
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Thomson, Rupert
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Never Anyone But You
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f74512d6-8444-4285-80a5-5c8a18260680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781590519141
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Never Anyone But You
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f74512d6-8444-4285-80a5-5c8a18260680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590519141
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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