Monsieur Linh and His Child by Philippe Claudel

Monsieur Linh and His Child

byPhilippe Claudel

Kobo ebook | August 12, 2014

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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 sorrow, 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.

Monsieur Linh and His Child is a remarkable novel with an extraordinary twist, a subtle portrait of friendship and a dialogue between two cultures.

Title:Monsieur Linh and His ChildFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 12, 2014Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623655226

ISBN - 13:9781623655228

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