It's 1999 and Emile Poulquet awaits sentencing in a Paris court for deporting thousands to almost certain death during World War II. Yet haunted by ghosts from his former life, and determined to confront his dark legacy, he escapes and heads toward his beloved Finier, a rural town in the south of France where he once served as prefect. His return will have explosive consequences. By turns reflective and slyly humorous, Crawl Space poignantly describes one man's tragic attempt to come to terms with the past.
Edie gives an overview of the book:
Hello Red-Roomers! Here's my crib-sheet: LOLA, CALIFORNIA just came out in July. Before that, I wrote THE FAR FIELD: A NOVEL OF CEYLON (first) and CRAWL SPACE (second). This winter I spent two months in Cuba with my two daughters and mate; now I'm back as writer in residence...