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Charlotte

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Internationally literary phenomenon, multiple award-winner, and massive bestseller with over 500,000 copies in print in France and rights sold in 20 countries, Charlotte tells the story of artist Charlotte Salomon - born in pre-World War II Berlin to a Jewish family traumatized by suicide.

Obsessed with art, and with living, Charlotte attended school in Germany until it was too dangerous to remain, fled to France, and was interned in a bleak work camp from which she narrowly escaped. Newly free, she spent two years in almost total solitude, creating a series of autobiographical art - images, words, even musical scores - that together tell her life story. A pregnant Charlotte was killed in Auschwitz at the age of 26, but not before she entrusted her life's work to a friend, who kept it safe until peacetime. The result, an extraordinary novel avant la lettre, was eventually published as Life? or Theatre? (and now reissued by Overlook), a unique, relentlessly complete artistic expression.

In Charlotte, David Foenkinos - with passion, life, humor, and intelligent observation - has written his own utterly original tribute to Charlotte Salomon's tragic life and transcendent art. His gorgeous, haunting, and ultimately redemptive novel is the result of a long-cherished desire to honor this young artist. Infused with the emotion of a writer who connects deeply with his subject, and masterfully and sensitively translated by Sam Taylor, Charlotte is a triumph of creative expression, a monument to genius stilled too soon, and an ode to the will to survive.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Charlotte
Author(s): David Foenkinos
ISBN: 1-78211-794-6 / 978-1-78211-794-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Charlotte
Author(s): David Foenkinos
ISBN: 1-78211-796-2 / 978-1-78211-796-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Charlotte: A Novel
Author(s): David Foenkinos
ISBN: 1-4683-1481-5 / 978-1-4683-1481-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Charlotte
Author(s): David Foenkinos
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Charlotte: A Novel
Author(s): David Foenkinos
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA