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The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
  

The Last Brother

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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

'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

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

'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

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd February 2011

Author

Nathacha Appanah

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing
www.quercusbooks.co.uk

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9781849164016

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