By: Simenon, Georges

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Book Condition: Good

Spine slightly slanted/creased, some edgewear/bumping, cover shows some creasing. Text is in French. A clean, unmarked copy.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; This synopsis is from The Family Lie, which is listed as a translation of Malempin. "A physician watches by the bedside of his son, who is stricken with diphtheria. Ordinarily he is too busy for introspection, but now the isolation forced upon him releases to the surface of his mind a traumatic experience from his own childhood, linked also to illness - a crime committed by his parents. Family ties appear as family lies, sustained by hypocrisy, fear - and love.
" Simenon's mastery shows in the vividness of the pictures arising out of a long-buried memory, which stand outin the light of true flashes of recognition. The past as resuscitated in the claustrophobic sickroom atmosphere has a haunting quality, an eerie suspense. This is a remarkable study of family relationships, destructive and contructive, and of a father's unspoken communication with a beloved, threatened child. "

Title: Malempin

Author Name: Simenon, Georges

Categories: Georges Simenon, Fiction,

Edition: Reprint Edition

Publisher: Gallimard: 1967

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 003409

Keywords: Fiction Psychological Situations French Language Infectious Disease Diphtheria Family Secrets Family Relationships