The People in the Photo
Parisian archivist HÃ©lÃ¨ne places an advert calling for information on her late mother and two men pictured with her at a tennis tournament in 1971. Against the odds, she receives a response from the son of one of the people in the photo and together they piece together the truth.
HÃ©lÃ¨ne Gestern was born in 1971. She lives and works in Nancy and teaches linguistics at CNRS. The People in the Photo is her first novel. It has won more than 20 literary awards.
'[A] beautiful debut' Closer
'Beautiful ... captivating ... real to the bone drama' The Friendly Shelf
'Breathing life back into the epistolary genre, The People in the Photo is an elegant investigation into the workings of identity and history.' 4.5 stars The Bookbag
'HÃ©lÃ¨ne Gesternâ€™s debut is an elegant, moving drama â€“ and as compulsive a page-turner as Iâ€™ve read recently' Francofille
'Will touch your reading soul.' Liz loves Books