What a life! Born in 1923 in Brittany, member of the communist youth organisation and of the résistance during the Second World War, Annette de Beaumanoir saved two Jewish kids and received from Yad Vashem the distinction of the „Righteous Among the Nations“. Because of her participation in the Algerian war, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She broke free after an incredible escape, was part of the Ben Bella governement before fleeing again to Switzerland this time where she works as a neurologist. The epic life of Anne Beaumanoir is brillantly told by the French-German author Anne Weber and gives the reader the reassurance that true heroes still exist.
AwardsWinner of the German Book Prize 2020
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English sample translation available
Anne Weber, born in 1964 in Germany, lives in Paris. She always writes her books in two both languages, German and French, and has translated numerous French authors into German.
„A real joy to read from the beginning to the end." Die Süddeutsche Zeitung
„Surely one of the best books of the year." Der Tagesspiegel
„Maybe the future of our present lies in the epic poem of Anne Weber." Die taz