A riveting family memoir, written like a detective novel, about a quest to understand a hidden past involving artistic masterpieces and great wealth, and an effort by a young woman in today's Paris to achieve posthumous justice for her great-grandfather and his descendants.
Readers of The Postcard by Anne Berest will be captivated by this story of another French Jewish family shattered by the German occupation of Paris.
This dramatic tale, with its unusually light and engaging tone, will appeal to a broad array of readers—art lovers, Francophiles, history buffs, and those interested in psychology, family dynamics as well as the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Striking cover design by French artist Pierre Le-Tan, whose whimsical and stylish work has been featured on the covers of The New Yorker and in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
"A captivating search that reads like a mystery; I was hooked at the first page."
—Becky Garcia, Manager of Malvern Books, Austin, Texas
"Pick it up for the eye-catching Pierre Le-Tan cover and delve into a fascinating literary mystery ... De Perignon provides both historical and personal context for this riveting treasure hunt."
—Melanie Fleishman, The Center for Fiction Bookstore, Brooklyn
"I can't wait to share this gem with all of you! This is an incredible nonfiction story weaving art, history, family relationships. I am completely hooked!"
—Marianne Reiner, Run for Cover Bookstore, San Diego