The Chateau

Finalist, National Book Awards 1962 for Fiction

The Chateau by William Maxwell book cover
ISBN 978-0679761563
Vintage | Alfred A. Knopf
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It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.