‘Promise at Dawn’ is a young man’s memoir on fighting for France in the Second World War written with utmost sincerity. The memoir begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice. Gary chronicles his childhood with her in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riviera. She was alone and poor yet fought fiercely to give her son the very best.
Gary recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in the Second World War. His memoir reveals more of the love for his mother that was his very life, their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”
A romantic and thrilling memoir translated by John M. Beach that evolved as a French classic. It is translated in Malayalam by Krishna J C. DC Books published it under the title Prabhathathile Prathinja.
Romain Gary born Roman Kacew and also known by pen names such as Émile Ajar, was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Lithuanian Jewish origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt under two different names.