Suite Française - Part 2, Dolce: Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

Irène Némirovsky
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Part 2, Dolce: Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14 Summary

Lucile learns the Michaud's son has returned safely. She housed them briefly during their exodus.

The rain seems relentless. Bruno is smoked out of his room by a fire lit in a dirty fireplace. Lucile invites him to work in the dining room instead. She learns Bruno's leave has been canceled. He tells her about his mother and his wife. He laments the life of a soldier. It is gray and rainy, they are both sad, and Lucile asks him to play the piano. He plays beautiful music he has composed, and tells her of the imagery associated with it. The music brings out tender emotions about loneliness, the war and their situation. Bruno promises to return after the war is over and take her away. They prepare to have wine together. Bruno warns her that Bonnet...

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