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The Resource The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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The kites
Title
The kites
Statement of responsibility
Romain Gary ; translated from the French by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Set in Normandy before and during WW II, The Kites is narrated by a young orphan Ludo Fleury, who is madly in love with Lila de Bronicki, a charming and self-absorbed Polish aristocrat. Despite the looming war, Ludo remains obstinately in love with Lila, and becomes involved in the Resistance. Ludo's uncle and guardian, the colourful Ambroise Fleury, a passionate amateur kite-maker, is deported to Auschwitz, while Ambroise's best friend, Marcellin Duprat, one of France's greatest chefs, battles the Occupation with an unrelenting love of haute cuisine, and Julie Espinoza, a Parisian madame refashions herself as a collaborationist countess, running a Resistance network under the noses of the Nazis
Member of
Summary
On a small farm in Normandy, as Hitler rises to power in Germany, young Ludo comes of age in the care of his Uncle Ambrose, an eccentric mailman, kite-maker, and pacifist. Ludo’s quiet existence changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family who own the estate next door
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10603334
Cataloging source
ANL
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1914-1980
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Gary, Romain
Dewey number
843.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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1914-1980
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Mouillot, Miranda Richmond
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True
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  • French fiction
  • Romance fiction, French
  • Orphans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Normandy (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Les Cerfs-volants by Editions Gallimard, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060369053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781925498813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992709770
Label
The kites, Romain Gary ; translated from the French by Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Les Cerfs-volants by Editions Gallimard, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060369053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781925498813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992709770

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