Gary handles the emotional tightrope of espionage and the brutal reality of battle with clarity and precision, all captured magnificently by Mouillot’s translation…This is a wonderful translation of a French classic.

Publishers Weekly

Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece, a novel of courage and resistance—never before in English

The Kites

Fiction by Romain Gary

Translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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Clothbound (published October 31, 2017)

ISBN
9780811226547
Price US
27.95
Price CN
36.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
384

Ebook (published October 31, 2017)

ISBN
9780811226554

Romain Gary

Franco-Lithuanian novelist

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Gary handles the emotional tightrope of espionage and the brutal reality of battle with clarity and precision, all captured magnificently by Mouillot’s translation…This is a wonderful translation of a French classic.

Publishers Weekly

Unbelievably, two-time Prix Goncourt winner Gary’s luminous last work is only now appearing in English, but it was worth the wait… Gary uses limpid, accessible language (deftly translated) to deliver certain truths: memory can ground us or blind us; imagination, perhaps even a bit of craziness, is essential for survival; and we cannot easily be divided into heroes and villains. Smart and wonderfully life-affirming.

Library Journal

A treasure.

BOMB

What a gold mine!

—Jean-Paul Sartre

A rich and layered love story that begins in innocence and moves through hardship toward a broad humanity.

Kirkus

Romain Gary has created a gallery of heroes who are willing to die for liberty but have to settle for the lesser victory of self-knowledge.

TIME

Most delicious and extraordinary.

—James Laughlin