'My name is Oscar and I'm ten years old ...They call me Egghead and I look about seven. I live in hospital because of my cancer and I've never written to you because I don't even kw if you exist,' writes Oscar in a letter to God. Oscar is ill and one, especially t his parents, will tell him what he already kws: that he is dying. Granny Rose, the oldest of the 'ladies in pink' who visit Oscar and his fellow patients, makes friends with him. She suggests that he play a game: to pretend that each of the following twelve days is a decade of his imagined future. One day equals ten years, and every night Oscar writes a letter to God telling him about his life. The ten letters that follow are sensitive, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, uplifting. Oscar and the Lady in Pink is a small fable with a big heart; it will change the way you feel about death, and life.
Eric Emmanuel Schmitt's bestselling novels and plays have been translated into more than twenty languages and produced in thirty-five countries. Oscar and the Lady in Pink has sold over one million copies worldwide.