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Monsieur Linh and His Child - 9780857050991

Un libro in lingua di Claudel Philippe edito da Quercus Publishing, 2012

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Forced from his war-torn homeland with only a child as his companion, Monsieur Linh is overcome with grief—until an unlikely friendship is struck with the equally mournful and foreign Monsieur Bark

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 center are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but overworked. Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrows, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this unfamiliar, fast-moving town. And then he encounters Monsieur Bark. They do not speak each 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. This remarkable novel with an extraordinary twist offers a subtle portrait of friendship and a dialogue between two cultures.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Monsieur Linh and His Child
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreClaudel Philippe
  • Editore: Quercus Publishing
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 02 Febbraio '12
  • Genere: FICTION
  • ISBN-10: 0857050990
  • EAN-13: 9780857050991