A Bicicleta Azul
In that principle of October of 1939, Pierre and Isabelle Delmas lived happy in its land of the vines of Bordeaux, in Montillac, encircled for the three children, Françoise, Léa and Laure, and for Ruth, the fidiciary office governanta. Léa has dezessete years. Of great beauty, it inherited of the father the love for the land and the vines, where the Mathias Fayard grew together, the son of the administrator, its friend of tricks, private gotten passionate for it.
1º of October of 1939. In Roches-Blanches, property of the Argilat, friends of the Delmas, festeja the engagement of Laurent d'Argilat with the cousin, the Camile candy. The uncles and the aunt of Léa with the children congregate themselves: Luc Delmas, lawyer, with Philippe, Corinne and Pierre; Bernadette Bouchardeau and its Lucien son; Adrian Delmas, the Dominican one, that it is had in the family as revolutionary. Also they are the gotten passionate ones of Léa, Jean and Raoul Lefèvre there. Léa does not only share the rejoicing of this day; it is gotten passionate by Laurent, and it cannot be satisfied with that engagement. François elegant and cynical Tavernier knows, an ambiguous man and gentleman of itself. Léa, for spite, is fiancé of Claude d'Argilat, brother of Camille. In the same day, the war comes out: it is the general mobilization.
Léa attends despaired the marriage of Camille and Laurent. Sick person, under the cares of the doctor of the family, dr. Blanchard, postpones the date of the marriage. The fiancé dies in the first combats. Léa goes Paris, for the house of its old aunts, Lisa and Albertine de Montpleynet. There it comes back to find Camille and François, for who feels a compound of hatred and attraction. Also it finds Raphaël Mahl, homosexual, opportunist, inquietante writer, and Sarah Mulstein, a young mistreats German run away from the nazistas. Laurent has left for front of battle and asks for the Léa to take care of of Camille, that waits a son and whose delicate health and. Despite this, both run away from the occupation, for the roads of the exodus, under bombings, in dramatical conditions. In its way, Léa, aflita, cross by chance with Mathias Fayard, that a ternura moment gives to it, and François Tavernier, that the physical pleasure discloses to it. The signature of the Armistice allows the two young to come back toward its land, where it will go to be born the small Charles, with the aid of a German officer, Frédéric Hanke.The day of the return was one day of fights: Isabelle, the dear mother of Léa, dies in a bombing. The father slowly dives in madness, while the property is requesitada and if it organizes a precarious, done life of privations and difficulties. Léa, Camille and the small Charles find Laurent, that runs away from Germany, hidden in the house of the Debray: it passes to clandestinidade. In the seio of the villages, of the families, division is given to it enters the irreducible adepts of Pétain and the partisans of a fight for the freedom. Institivamente, Léa belongs to these last ones. Incosciente of the danger, serves of post office the clandestine combatants. When the Françoise, its sister, loves an occupant, tenete Kremer. Mathias Fayard keeps with Léa a difficult linking, mainly because its father covets the property. Repelled for it, part for the Service of Obligator Work.
Jammed under the weight of the responsibilities, Léa comes back Paris, toward the Albertine and Lisa house de Montpleynet. Allotment its time enters the transmission of messages for the clandestinidade and the mundane life of the Paris of the occupation. With François Tavernier, it tries to forget the war in the Maxim's, the Ami Louis or the small clandestine restaurant of Andrieu. It also finds Sarah Mulstein, that open it the eyes concerning the concentration camps, and Raphaël Mahl, that if dedicates to the most abject contribution. In the arms of François Tavernier, sacia its anxiety of living. But necessary Montillac of it: theney lack, the avidez of the father of Fayard, the vacillating reason of its father, the threats that weigh on the D'Argilat family are realities that it must face alone. In the underground of Toulouse, favours to the priest Adrien Delmas, come back to find Laurent and if it delivers it. In return, Dohse lieutenant and Poinsot commissioner interrogate it. It passes to have it its salvation the interference of the uncle Luc. As its father she refuses the idea of a marriage with Kramer lieutenant, Françoise runs away. She is more of the one than Pierre Delmas can support, and it is found died. The priest Adrien, the uncle Luc, Laurent and François Tavernier congregates itself briefly for the burial. After a last one I hug in communion with the doçura of the land of Montillac, Léa is of new alone with Camille, Charles and the old Ruth, ahead of its precarious destination.