Night Departure by Emmanuel Bove
And, No Place (Case Dismissed)

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French soldiers escape from a German prison camp during World War II and, on foot and unarmed, make a dangerous and heroic journey back to France, beset by hunger, paranoia, physical exhaustion, and hopelessness.
 

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Volk studied translation and literature at the Sorbonne In Paris during 1982-4, and also studied French literature at New York University.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Thunder's Mouth Pr. 467 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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His fears, as he himself observes, are not only real but existential: ``...the problem with thinking too much is that in the end you never do anything and you always look suspicious.'' Finally, he's caught, imprisoned, then released, but it's too late: Freedom is not possible in France, and so Re...

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