Further in the chronicles of the village of Clochemerie (for those who remember the earlier book of the name), this...

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THE WICKED VILLAGE

Further in the chronicles of the village of Clochemerie (for those who remember the earlier book of the name), this continues its disrespectful tabulation of the prenuptial and extra-conjugal activities of its inhabitants. It also-reflects the changing character of the life here in the '30's as with the death of Cure Ponosse an epoch ends ushers in the ""now Babylon"" to which motor cars, a cinema, a modernized inn and its wanton waitress Flora all contributes. A more Calvinistic curate replaces Ponosse, condemns Clochemerie not only for its sins of the flesh but also for the wines of its vineyards. And the wickedness of the village reaches new heights- or depths- not only with its three unwed young mothers, but with two fallen widow women, the admitted but not assumed responsibility of its only unemployed- Tistin... A shrewd, sportive, ribald, pastoral portrait- intent on naughtiness, but will an American audience incline?

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1956