An Honorable Exit

Original title: Une sortie honorable

Author: Vuillard, Éric

Publication Date:

January 2022

Pages:

208

Original language and publisher

French | Actes Sud

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

Sweden (Lind & Co.)
Greece (Polis)
English (North America) (Other Press)
English (UK & BC excl Can) (offer received)
Germany (Matthes & Seitz)
Spanish (World) (Tusquets)
Finland (Siltala)

Genre

Literary Fiction

An Honorable Exit

Original title: Une sortie honorable

Author: Vuillard, Éric

Synopsis

The French Indochina War was one of the longest modern wars. However, in schoolbooks, it hardly exists. With a formidable sense of storytelling, Une sortie honorable tells how, by a stupendous reversal of history, two of the world’s leading powers lost to a “small country,” Vietnam, and plunges us into the heart of the tangle of interests that led to the debacle.

The Indochina war remains unknown, badly perceived, poorly assimilated, which is both the interest and the difficulty of this subject.

But the reading is all the more captivating because the charge is powerful against politics, militaries, and bankers.