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The Son (Hardback)
  • The Son (Hardback)
Hardback Published: 23/05/2013
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Selected for the Waterstones Eleven list for 2013. 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.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755390793

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“A powerful novel on life and death.”

The Son by Michel Rostain is an extraordinary tale about life and death. This book had me in tears throughout. It`s beautifully written and grabs the reader`s attention from page one. I couldn`t put it down!
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13th March 2013
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“Very thought provoking”

When I first started this book, I thought that I wasn't going to enjoy it as it was so different to my "normal" reading" tastes. However, by the time I had finished, I felt as if I really cared... More

6th March 2013
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“An unusual Story!”

Although very easy to read, 'The Son' deals with very deep emotional issues which will keep you thinking about them for days. It is certainly a book to discuss with friends and debate about. It approaches... More

28th May 2013
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