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Berenice 1934-44 : An Actress in Occupied Paris, Paperback / softback Book

Berenice 1934-44 : An Actress in Occupied Paris Paperback / softback


The winner of nine literary awards in France, including the Prix Simone Veil, celebrating a woman of action, Berenice 1934-44: An Actress in Occupied Paris is Isabelle Stibbe's poignant debut novel.

Now translated into English by Zack Rogow and Renee Morel, Berenice 1934-44 reveals a young woman's struggle to fulfill her career aspirations while concealing herself in war-torn France. Berenice yearns to become an actress, but her parents insist that career is not proper for a girl.

She defies her Jewish family to become the leading younger actress in the Comedie-Francaise, France's most renowned theater, right when the Nazis occupy France.

Berenice hides her true identity and last name to avoid detection.

Living in a world without tolerance and torn between two lovers, Berenice must choose between her passion for the stage, and her allegiance to freedom and to her Jewish heritage.




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