An origin myth full of inventions and omissions, Gary framed his artistic emergence as an unusual love story about his long-suffering mother’s mad devotion to him.

The New York Times

A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son

Promise at Dawn

Fiction by Romain Gary

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Paperback (published October 31, 2017)

ISBN
9780811221986
Trim Size
5.6 x 1 x 8.3
Page Count
336

Romain Gary

Franco-Lithuanian novelist

An origin myth full of inventions and omissions, Gary framed his artistic emergence as an unusual love story about his long-suffering mother’s mad devotion to him.

The New York Times

What talent, most certainly, how many ideas and passions too. You seize us and shake us. Ah!

—Charles de Gaulle

Perhaps the only memorial by a son that raises the rare literary pleasure of laughter in the reader as a measure of appreciation.

—Janet Flanner, The New Yorker

A celebrated and infinitely seductive portrait of his early life, which is still often described as an unprecedented innovation in the writing of autobiography in France.

—David Bellos