New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

Monsieur Linh and His Child

Monsieur Linh and His Child

(2011)
A novel by

 
Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, and with his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. The other refugees in the detention centre are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but overworked. Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrow, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this strange, fast-moving town. And then he encounters Monsieur Bark. Neither speaks the other's language, but Monsieur Bark is sympathetic to the foreigner's need to care for the child. Recently widowed and equally alone, he is eager to talk, and Monsieur Linh knows how to listen. The two men share their solitude, and find friendship in an unlikely dialogue between two very different cultures. Delicate and restrained, but with an extraordinary twist, Monsieur Linh and His Child is another limpid, immensely moving novel of perfect simplicity, by the author of Brodeck's Report.

 
Similar Books by other authors...


The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
Hilary Mantel

The Garrick Year
Margaret Drabble

Just Like Tomorrow
Faïza Guène

Arthur and George
Julian Barnes
 
Used availability for Philippe Claudel's Monsieur Linh and His Child


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

December 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Monsieur Linh And His Child
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
ISBN: 1-62365-056-9 / 978-1-62365-056-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Monsieur Linh and His Child
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
ISBN: 1-906694-99-0 / 978-1-906694-99-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Monsieur Linh and His Child
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
ISBN: 0-85705-099-0 / 978-0-85705-099-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Monsieur Linh and His Child
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Monsieur Linh and His Child
Author(s): Philippe Claudel
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



Search for