Epic Annette

Anne Weber


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The Indigo Press
25 August 2022
ISBN: 9781911648451
192 pages

From the publisher

Translated by Tess Lewis

Could you put your beliefs before your family?

Epic Annette is the extraordinary true story of Annette Beaumanoir: brilliant and fierce, she was a medical student living in a world at war who, at nineteen years old, joined the French Resistance and saved the lives of two Jewish children in Paris on the eve of their deportation to the camps.

As a doctor and mother devoted to justice and equality, Annette was later found guilty of treachery for supporting the Algerian FLN in France and sentenced to ten years in prison. The story of her dramatic escape, trial in absentia and decades in exile, separated from her children, resembles that of the great heroes whose love for individuals had to compete with their destiny and love of humanity.

Annette will remain with you forever. With this gripping personal tale of heroism and grief, author Anne Weber joins Homer in her ability to conjure a titan in an epic poem.

‘Annette is a rare heroine whose fierce courage almost demands an unusual, and beautiful, account of her life. She stood out in life and this epic will ensure that she is honoured in death. She deserves nothing less.’
Anne Sebba, author of Les Parisiennes

‘A bold and moving exploration of the ethics of heroism.’
Times Literary Supplement (review of the German Edition)

‘A riveting and highly original retelling of the life of Annette Beaumanoir.’
The Bookseller

‘A novel about courage, resilience, and the struggle for freedom.’ 
German Book Prize Judges

‘[Anne Weber makes] the warmth and vibrant energy of a unique, very individual life palpable.’
Die Berliner Zeitung

‘It pushes linguistic, narrative and genre conventions to their limits, while posing big ethical questions, as its heroine’s idealism comes up against dirty realpolitik.’
Times Literary Supplement (review of the German Edition)

‘A reading delight from start to finish.’​
Die Süddeutsche Zeitung