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The travels of Daniel Ascher
The travels of Daniel Ascher
Lévy-Bertherat, Ann-Déborah2015
A sensation in France, this is a story about literary deceptions, family secrets, and a thrilling quest for the truth. Who is the real author of The Black Insignia? Is it H. R. Sanders, whose name is printed on the cover of every installment of the wildly successful young adult adventure series? Or is it Daniel Roche, the enigmatic world traveler who disappears for months at a time? When Daniel's great-niece, Helene, moves to Paris to study archeology, she does not expect to be searching for answers to these questions. As rumors circulate, however, that the twenty-fourth volume of The Black Insignia series will be the last, Helene and her friend Guillaume, a devoted fan of her great-uncle's books, set out to discover more about the man whose life eludes her. In so doing, she uncovers an explosive secret dating back to the darkest days of the Occupation. In recounting the moment when one history began and another ended, "The Travels of Daniel Ascher" explores the true nature of fiction: is it a refuge, a lie, or a stand-in formourning?
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The travels of Daniel Ascher / Déborah Lévy-Bertherat ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.
New York : Other Press, [2015].©2015
189 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published: Paris : Editions Payot & Rivages, 2013, under title: Les voyages de Daniel Ascher.Translated from the French.
9781590517079 (hardback)
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Hampton LibraryFiction CrimeLEVYAvailable