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    Publisher: Canongate

    Madame

    £10.99
    In a novel set in Soviet-era Poland, a boy is bewitched by his teacher and vows to win her heart, but later, when he becomes a teacher himself, he sees the story from the opposite side of the instructor's desk. Reprint.
    ISBN: 9781841955209
    AuthorAntoni Libera
    Pub Date24/05/2004
    BindingPaperback
    Pages448
    Availability: In Stock

    Madame tells the story of a self-absorbed Polish teenager as he pursues intellectual maturity, and the woman of his dreams, his French teacher 'Madame', in the communist-dominated Warsaw of the early 1970s.

    Libera paces his exuberant young hero's fulminations, fantasies and discoveries beautifully, building a remarkably subtle characterisation of a free mind in a repressive culture. This is one of those rare novels which reminds us why we love books. A consummate literary entertainment.

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    Madame tells the story of a self-absorbed Polish teenager as he pursues intellectual maturity, and the woman of his dreams, his French teacher 'Madame', in the communist-dominated Warsaw of the early 1970s.

    Libera paces his exuberant young hero's fulminations, fantasies and discoveries beautifully, building a remarkably subtle characterisation of a free mind in a repressive culture. This is one of those rare novels which reminds us why we love books. A consummate literary entertainment.