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The Son by Michel Rostain
  

The Son

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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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Synopsis

The Son by Michel Rostain

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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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.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd May 2013

Author

Michel Rostain

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Publisher

Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Biography / Autobiography
All Shortlists and Winners
Debuts of the Month
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ISBN

9780755390793

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