The Hermitage

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1848-5
Publication Date
May 2001
Page Count
69 pages
Trim Size
5 x 8 1/2

The Hermitage

Marie Bronsard

The Hermitage, the debut novel from French author and playwright Marie Bronsard, is a compelling and heartbreaking soliloquy, a farewell to a lover long gone and to the self-imposed exile undertaken by the woman he left behind. On her last night of isolation, the woman looks back at the ten years she has spent as a recluse, reexamining and recording her feelings of tragedy and loss in a final letter to the lover.

About the Author
Marie Bronsard is a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. She is the author of several books, including L'Alliance. Bronsard lives and works in southern France.
"This sparse and haunting has its place in the lineage of Duras's masterpiece, The Ravishing of Lol Stein. [The Hermitage's] effect is cathartic . . . following its heroine to the depths of a now recalled pain and loss, through her process of exile and mourning, the reader reemerges with her, near exhilaration, on the threshold of new beginnings." --Jane Winston, author of Postcolonial Duras