Violette's Embrace by Michele Zackheim

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A novel based on the turbulent life of Violette Leduc, an obscure French writer who became a lesbian, a member of the existentialist circle of Sartre and Camus, and a black-marketeer during World War II. A first novel.

About Michele Zackheim

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Michele Zackheim is the author of one previous novel, Violette's Embrace, and one work of nonfiction, Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl. Before turning to writing, Zackheim worked as a visual artist and has shown in numerous museums and galleries.
Published August 27, 1996 by Riverhead Hardcover. 213 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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The narrative is told by Leduc's nameless biographer, a contemporary middle-aged woman who has gone to Paris to do research and interview one of Leduc's closest friends, Lili Jacobs.

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