Fernand: A French Family in War

· Laurent Pernot

About this ebook

Amputated of one of its members, a French family attempts to cope during World War II. Neither German collaborators nor Resistance fighters, but decidedly anti-German, Marcel and Denise are, like most French people between 1939 and 1945, passengers of history who simply try to survive.

A fictionalized short story based on family documents and oral history, Fernand: a French Family in War also draws upon scholarship to capture the essence of life in occupied France.

About the author

Laurent Pernot was raised in Valentigney, France. He first came to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student. He holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also studied history and writing. A former reporter and public affairs consultant, he is a college administrator in Chicago. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife Jennifer and sons Gabriel, Luca and Leo.

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