A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
By Tatiana de Rosnay
This beautiful new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, writer of the acclaimed manhattan instances bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of advanced kinfolk relationships and the facility of a prior mystery to alter every thing within the present.It all started with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood. Antoine Rey notion he had the appropriate shock for his sister M?lanie's birthday: a weekend via the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many chuffed early life summers enjoying at the beach. It have been too lengthy, Antoine concept, due to the fact they might back to the island--over thirty years, given that their mom died and the kinfolk vacations ceased. however the island's haunting attractiveness triggers very happy stories; it reminds M?lanie of whatever unforeseen and deeply demanding approximately their final island summer. while, at the force domestic to Paris, she ultimately summons the braveness to bare what she understands to Antoine, her feelings triumph over her and she or he loses keep watch over of the car.Recovering from the coincidence in a close-by sanatorium, M?lanie attempts to keep in mind what triggered her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: attractive, streetwise Ang?le, a mortician who will train him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and death. all at once, even though, the prior comes swinging again at either siblings, confused with a gloomy fact approximately their mom, Clarisse. Trapped within the wake of a stunning family members mystery shrouded by way of taboo, Antoine needs to confront his previous and likewise his bothered relationships together with his personal children. How good does he fairly be aware of his mom, his young children, even himself? abruptly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will study the reality approximately his kinfolk and himself the demanding means. through turns exciting, seductive and damaging, with a lingering impact that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery saved is the tale of a contemporary relations, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the influence it has all through life.
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And then, when she had barely left this very pier, a storm blew up, a huge one. A wave knocked the ship over. About five hundred people drowned. A lot of women and kids. " Melanie gasped. "How could that old man tell you things like that? How perverse of him! " "No, it wasn't perverse. It was magnificently romantic. I remember being heartbroken. He said the graveyard in Nantes was full of bodies from the Saint Philibert tragedy. " They laughed and continued looking out to sea. "You know, I thought I wouldn't remember a thing," she murmured.
He had never liked Olivier. Stuck-up, pompous snob. He cooked superbly. Made his own sushi. Specialized in Oriental arts. Listened to Lully. Spoke four languages fluently. Knew how to waltz. And couldn't live up to commitment, even after six years with Melanie. Olivier wasn't ready to settle down. Despite being forty-one. So he had left Melanie only to promptly get a twenty-five-year-old manicurist pregnant. He was now the proud father of twins. Melanie never forgave him. Why Noirmoutier? Because they had spent unforgettable summers there.
I couldn't stand being there. " "Never gets the sun," said Melanie. "Wrong side of the avenue Henri-Martin. Remember Odette? Shuffling around on those felt slippers to make the floorboards shine. " Antoine laughed. "Her son Gaspard looks so much like her. I'm glad he's still there, looking after the place. Putting up with those nurses Solange hires. " he said. " "I don't know about that," said Melanie slowly. "She was sweet to us, but only when we did what we were told. " "Well, we were ideally silent, polite, meek grandchildren.