The Train Author:Georges Simenon One of Georges Simenon's most persuasive and moving novels, THE TRAIN introduces us to Marcel, a timid young man, full of self-doubt, who is catapulted into the pandemonium of war. When the Germans invade Belgium, he joins the stampede for trains running south. — This is the break of his life for which he has unconsciously waited. Separated from ... more »his family, he meets Anna, a Czech Jewess, with whom he finds real love for the first time.
As the train moves through a surrealistic landscape, all inhibitions fall away. But the moment is brief, and realities inevitably reassert themselves.« less