Suite Française Setting & Symbolism

Irène Némirovsky
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Paris

The novel begins in the city of Paris, France, where the people are having a difficult time believing the war will reach them. They have been enduring air raids, blackouts and the distant noise of bombs, but when their beautiful city begins to be bombed, swarms of Parisians begin an exodus to the countryside in cars, on foot, on trains and bicycles. Paris and its outlying towns, farms and villages are the primary locations in the novel.

Tours

The town where Corbin expects the Michauds to meet up with him to re-establish his bank. The Michauds never reach Tours.

Orleans

The city where Gabriel Corte, during the exodus from Paris, manages to get a friend to deliver a basket of food to him. The basket is stolen from him by Jules, the brother of Hortense Gaillard, who later applies for a job as Charles Langelet's servant.

Chateau

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