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In Resistance, Anita Shreve uses a wartime setting to sharpen the themes she has explored in previous novels—and leads us into a harrowing work where forbidden passions have catastrophic consequences. In a Nazi-occupied Belgian village, Claire Daussois, the wife of a resistance worker, shelters a wounded American bomber pilot in a secret attic hideaway. As she nurses him back to health, Claire falls in love and is soon locked in a passionate affair that seems strong enough to conquer all—until the brute realities of war intrude, shattering every idea she ever had about love, trust, and betrayal.

Resistance is a powerful exploration of emotion at odds with commitment. No reader who has loved—or resisted love—will forget this lucid and moving tale.

by Anita Shreve

  • Publication Date: January 1, 1997
  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316789844
  • ISBN-13: 9780316789844