An elderly French statesman, former premier of the nation, retires to a small farmhouse on the Norman coast. Left alone with his memories, this once powerful manipulator of people and events contemplates a career in which he traded tranquility for a moment at the summit.

"An intensive, poignant story remarkable for its insight into human worth and human frailty." (Book-of-the-Month Club)

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