By Tatiana de Rosnay
This gorgeous new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, writer of the acclaimed ny instances bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of complicated kin relationships and the ability of a earlier mystery to alter every little thing within the present.It all started with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood. Antoine Rey proposal he had the proper shock for his sister M?lanie's birthday: a weekend by way of the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many satisfied adolescence summers taking part in at the beach. It have been too lengthy, Antoine notion, seeing that they would lower back to the island--over thirty years, due to the fact that their mom died and the relatives vacations ceased. however the island's haunting attractiveness triggers very happy thoughts; it reminds M?lanie of whatever unforeseen and deeply annoying approximately their final island summer. whilst, at the force domestic to Paris, she eventually summons the braveness to bare what she is familiar with to Antoine, her feelings conquer her and she or he loses keep an eye on of the car.Recovering from the coincidence in a close-by clinic, M?lanie attempts to keep in mind what brought on her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: horny, streetwise Ang?le, a mortician who will educate him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and death. unexpectedly, although, the previous comes swinging again at either siblings, careworn with a depressing fact approximately their mom, Clarisse. Trapped within the wake of a stunning relatives mystery shrouded by means of taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and likewise his bothered relationships together with his personal children. How good does he fairly comprehend his mom, his young children, even himself? all at once fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will research the reality approximately his kinfolk and himself the tough manner. by means of turns exciting, seductive and harmful, with a lingering influence that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery saved is the tale of a latest relations, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the impression it has all through life.
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A mixture of Camembert and cheap red wine. " Antoine chuckled. " "What happened to poor Saint Phili? " Antoine smiled. "No, this is a more recent story. I loved it. " "A ship named after the monk. " Antoine pointed ahead to Bourgneuf Bay. "It was quite a tragedy. A mini Titanic. I believe the boat was heading back to Saint-Nazaire. Her passengers had just enjoyed a picnic here on the Plage des Dames. Nice weather and everything. And then, when she had barely left this very pier, a storm blew up, a huge one.
You have taken such a hold over my life this past year. You are like the tide, sweeping relentlessly over the Gois. I surrender time and time again. But fear soon replaces the ecstasy. She often looks at me curiously, like she knows what is going on, and I feel we must be so careful. But how could she know? How could she guess? Could anyone? I don't feel guilty, because what I have for you is pure. Don't smile as you read this, please. Don't make fun of me. I am thirty-five years old, a mother of two, and with you I feel like a child.
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A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay