Soft In The Head

byMarie-Sabine RogerTranslated byFrank Wynne

June 28, 2016|
Soft In The Head by Marie-Sabine Roger
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His mother calls him a worthless halfwit while his fellow drunks at the local bar ensure he's the butt of all their jokes. He spends his days whittling wood, counting pigeons and adding his own name to the list on the town war memorial. So how could Germain possibly anticipate what a casual encounter on a park bench with eighty-five-year old Margueritte might mean?

In this touchingly comic tale of an unusual friendship, that first conversation opens a door into a world Germain has never imagined—the world of books and ideas—and gives both him and Margueritte the chance of a happiness they thought had passed them by.
Born in Bordeaux in 1957, Marie-Sabine Roger has been writing books for both adults and children since 1989. Soft in the Head was made into a 2010 film, My Afternoons with Margueritte, directed by Jean Becker, starring Gerard Depardieu. Get Well Soon won the Prix des lecteurs de l'Express in 2012 and will be published by Pushkin Press ...
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Title:Soft In The Head
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 7.8 X 5 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.8 X 5 X 0.6 in
Published:June 28, 2016
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781782271581

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