November Book Club- Au revoir là-haut

BOOK CLUB – Au revoir là-haut 

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Takes place on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 12:30

Au revoir là-haut, written by Pierre Lemaitre, was published at the end of 2013 and coincides with the centenary of the First World War.

The title of Au revoir là-haut (Goodbye until we meet in heaven) comes from a letter written by a soldier just before his execution for treason in 1914. It is a sign of the emotions that permeate the book. Awarded the 2013 Prix Goncourt, Au revoir là-haut portrays a society that wants to honor the dead but also forgets the living veterans. In its use of slang and its fast-paced style, it is closer to Lemaitre’s earlier work (a number of best-selling detective novels) than to most award winning novels.

The book will be divided up between the November and December Book Clubs in the following way:

  • November 17th: Chapter 1  to 25
  • December 15th: Chapter 26 to the end

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