The small book that packs an almight punch: a dazzling, prizewinning French novel about a father who endures the death of his child and learns to live again.
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
This is one of the most emotionally powerful books I've ever read. The deep sadness is layered with hope; showing how friends and family can help each other through grief. It is a roller-coaster of emotion... Highly recommended -- www.farmlanebooks.com 'Moving...packed with emotion... you will cry, yes, but you will also laugh as this novel reminds us of the overwhelming capacity we have for the most powerful love' * Psychologies * Both compelling and jarring...the author treads the line between poignancy and sentimentality, bitterness and joy, memoir and fiction * TLS * Transmut[es] humour into savage irony and back again...An honourable, humane and touching work * The Sunday Times * An original slant on the issues of grief and survival. Unusual, painful and intelligent writing -- Susan Fletcher