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The Gendarme

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A haunting, deeply moving novel-an old man comes face-to-face with his past and sets out to find the love of his life and beg her forgiveness.

To those around him, Emmett Conn is a ninety-two-year-old man on the verge of senility. But what becomes frighteningly clear to Emmett is that the sudden, realistic dreams he is having are memories of events he, and many others, have denied or purposely forgotten. The Gendarme is a unique love story that explores the power of memory- and the ability of people, individually and collectively, to forget. Depicting how love can transcend nationalities and politics, how racism creates divisions where none truly exist, and how the human spirit fights to survive even in the face of hopelessness, this is a transcendent novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"A harrowing and truly important novel by a splendid American writer." - Robert Olen Butler

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