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After the War

Herve Le Corre

4 Reviews

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Maclehose Press Editions, France, Algeria, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Fiction in translation

As soldiers set sail for the fighting in Algeria, the legacy of the Second World War persists in this gripping tale of retribution and betrayal.

1950's Bordeaux. Even now, the Second World War is never far from people's memories, particularly in a city where the scars of collaboration and resistance are more keenly felt than ever. But another war has already begun. A war without a name, far away across the sea, in Algeria, where young men are sent to fight in a brutal conflict.

Daniel knows what awaits him. He's heard stories. Patrols, ambushes, reprisals, massacres, mutilations, all beneath a burning north African sun. He has just a month left before he leaves but, haunted by the loss of his parents and sister in the atrocities of the last war, Daniel questions why he is even going to fight in the first place.

Meanwhile, past crimes are returning to haunt Albert Darlac, the godfather of Bordeaux: corrupt police chief, fascist sympathiser and one-time collaborator. Before long, a series of explosive events will set off a spiral of violence that will bring the horrific legacy of wars past and present to the streets of Bordeaux.

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Praise for After the War

  • The writing of Herve Le Corre has a musicality that verges on the poetic. He is the perfect portraitist - Le Monde

  • Composed with all the skill of a virtuoso, mingling the colourful slang of bistros and bad guys with sensitive, sharp, crystalline prose that pierces you to the core. Superb - Telerama

  • A full-blooded, uncompromising crime novel ... Extraordinary - Express

  • A novel of relentless darkness, stirred up by flamboyant villains, with shootings, ambushes and verbal sparing flowing from a masterly pen - Le Point

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Herve Le Corre

Herve Le Corre was born in Paris and is currently teaching in the suburbs of Bordeaux, France, and is the author of several crime fiction novels. He also writes for the literary magazine Le Passant Ordinaire.

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