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The Son
Author: Michel Rostain

ISBN: 9780755390793
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 23 May 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.1 x 2.1
A bestseller in France after winning the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, this poignant, semi-autobiographical tale of parental loss is also a tale of boundless love

We first meet Michel 11 days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and the tragedy left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion's eyes. In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, The Son tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells his story instead with wit, wisdom, and vitality. For this is not a book about death; it's a book about life.

About the Author

Michel Rostain lives in Arles. Born in 1942, he works as an opera stage director, and directed the National Theatre of Quimper - Cornwall Theatre - from 1995 to 2008

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