Let Us Be True

Let Us Be True: From the Betty Trask Prize-winning author of Glass

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 10/08/2017
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Paris, 1958. Ralf is alone, filling his days with glasses of red wine at Jacques' bar, waiting for life to happen to him. Then, one night, Elsa - bold, enigmatic, unpredictable - whirls into Jacques' bar and into Ralf's world, knocking him out of his cautious routine and into a life full of spontaneity and excitement. But Elsa is hiding something. As Ralf falls deeper in love, he reveals more of his past - his childhood in Nazi Germany, his time in a British tank division at the end of the Second World War. But what is Elsa hiding? And can their love survive it? Let Us Be True charts the lives of these two extraordinary characters through an era of great uncertainty, from the war and its aftermath through to the deadly unrest of 1960s Paris. Evocative, charismatic and sweeping in scope, Alex Christofi's second novel is a moving story of love and loss, of the things we hide from ourselves and from others, and of the personal cost of Europe's turbulent twentieth century.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781781257401
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 422g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm

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Let Us Be True
An affecting narrative of studied elegance that seduces the reader despite its dark core
“When he was six years old, he had been taught that compassion was the only quality of any consequence, and tonight he had tied a knot along the smooth tra... READ MORE
Jackie Law
Let Us Be True
I thought the concept was brave, imaginative and very evocative
‘Let Us Be True’ is the second novel by British based best-selling author, Alex Christofi. The tale is told in the third person from the perspectives of ou... READ MORE
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