From the Betty Trask prize-winning author of Glass, Alex Christofi.
Paris in the 1950s: a city recovering from war, rediscovering romance. Ralf fills his days with glasses of wine at Jacques’ bar, trying to forget his past and waiting for the future to happen to him. Then, one night, Elsa – bold, enigmatic, unpredictable – whirls into Jacques’ bar and into Ralf’s life. Let Us Be True charts the lives of these two extraordinary characters through Europe’s turbulent twentieth century.
Evocative, charismatic and sweeping in scope, Let Us Be True is a moving story of love and loss, of the things we hide from others – and from ourselves.
‘A blazing novel about identity, love, kindness, loss and survival in an uncertain world. Let Us Be True will stay with me for a long time’ Rachel Joyce
‘ A wonderful, moving love story… Christofi belongs to the school of Julian Barnes’ The Times