finding gobi granchester eleanor oliphant
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
  

The Last Brother

RRP £7.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Synopsis

The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah

Raj is oblivious to the Second World War being fought beyond his tiny exotic island. His mother is his sole company while his father works as a prison guard, so the boy thinks only of making friends. One day, from the far-away world, a ship brings to the island Jewish exiles who have been refused entry to Israel. David, a recently orphaned boy of his own age from Prague, becomes the friend that he has longed for, and Raj takes it upon himself to help David to escape from the prison. As they flee through sub-tropical forests and devastating storms, the boys battle hunger and malaria - and forge a friendship only death could destroy.

Reviews

'The rich implications of history ... that lie behind its comparatively simple story would have won the admiration of Margeurite Yourcenar'
Paul Binding, Times Literary Supplement

. * Literary Supplement * 'A lushly beautiful child's-eye tale
Boyd Tonkin, Independent

. * Independent * 'Sophisticated, confident and beautifully poetic writing that's tender and poignant and consistently captivating ... a remarkable and precise portrait of a childhood that both convinces and moves
Daniel Hahn, Bookseller

. * Bookseller *


About the Author

Nathacha Appanah, a French-Mauritian with an Indian background, was born in Madagascar in 1973. She was brought up in Mauritius and worked there as a journalist before moving to France in 1998. The Last Brother was awarded the FNAC Fiction Prize in 2007 in its French edition. Geoffrey Strachan is the award-winning translator of Andrei Makine.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2011

Author

Nathacha Appanah

More books by Nathacha Appanah
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

MacLehose Press an imprint of Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781849164016

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools