The Son

by Michel Rostain

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LoveReading View on The Son

June 2013 Debut of the Month.

Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Debut Fiction in 2011.

An award-winning bestseller first published in France with a truly unique perspective. Follow a grief-stricken father, after the sudden death of his son - through the son's eyes. This witty, wisdom-laden blurring of memoir and fiction is a remarkable book about life that, like The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly,  will be talked about and deserves to be read.

 

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The Son Synopsis

We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it's 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.

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The Son Reader Reviews

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Angie Rhodes - Want to read a good, book, that has passion, tears, love, and laughter? A book that can help, you cope with loss? or a  book, to give you that warm feeling? Well The Son is that book, I have read a lot of books this year, but this is the one that will stay with me.' Click here to read the full review.

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Angie Rhodes - Want to read a good, book, that has passion, tears, love, and laughter? A book that can help, you cope with loss? or a  book, to give you that warm feeling? Well The Son is that book, I have read a lot of books this year, but this is the one that will stay with me.' Click here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9780755390793
Publication date: 23/05/2013
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755390793
Publication date: 23rd May 2013
Author: Michel Rostain
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Michel Rostain

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

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