The Last Life

The Last Life

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A novel about French colonists in Algeria and their difficult adjustment to France after Algerian independence. It is narrated by a girl whose grandfather buys a hotel on the Riviera and forgetting he is no longer in the colonies goes to jail for shooting at rowdy teenagers by a pool.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2000
Edition: First Harvest edition
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780156011655
9780151004713
0151004714
0156011654
Branch Call Number: FICTION MESSU...C
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: First published: 1999
"A Harvest book."
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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

From colonial Algeria to the south of France we are taken on a mesmerizing journey of three generations united through love and conflict. Sagesse LaBasse looks back on her last life, or is it really her brother's, her father's, her grandfather's past life? The family dynamics are shattered by a violent act that rends their bonds and scatters them across the world. This is an intensely honest novel that has won numerous awards.

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