THE SILENCE OF THE EARTH

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THE SILENCE OF THE EARTH

“When Eric opens a trunk, the trail of a wartime assassination tarnishes his family history.”

FORMAT: 145 x 220
PAGES: 180
ILLUSTRATIONS: /
WORDS: 45,000 appx.
PRICE: 14.80€
PUB DATE: 04/20
ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE
PUBLISHER: M+ éditions

The Work

Eric finds an intriguing trunk while visiting his aunt’s holiday home. And it intrigues him for good reason, for it holds many clues about the lacklustre past of the Domaine de Conssé which has been the family estate for generations.

When Eric finds a picture of a German man in the trunk, tongues are loosened and stirred memories quickly come to the surface. These lead him on the trail of an assassination connected to his family and the reader is drawn into an account of a period in the First World War when the area fell under German occupation.

Step by step, Eric tries to unravel the thread of history and the harsh acts committed during this time. He reconnects with his family’s ugly past and gradually discovers the information his aunt has always sought to hide from him.

The Author(s)

Emmanuel de Scorraille is a postgraduate in economics (ESLSCA), after graduating in law from the University of Paris II. In 2016, he graduated with a degree in cultural history from the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. He is also the author of M, l’aube de la vie (M, dawn of life) and Grégoire : Les jours d’après… (Grégoire : The days after…), by Sydney Laurent Editions.

Key Sales Points

– A historical retrospective that plunges us into a difficult period of history.
– Readers are carried away by the main character’s investigation, accompanying him in the search for his origins and the secrets of the past.