Jacques de Lacretelle Helen Marx (translator)

This novel, set in Paris in the 1920s, follows the friendship between two fifteen-year-old schoolboys: one, a Gentile (the narrator), and the other, a Jew.

Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Award

  • "My situation has become impossible. I leave tomorrow for America...The Frenchmen for France have won. Think of it. One less Jew among them!"