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- DescriptionAn international bestseller, Marie Sabine-Roger's heartwarming vel is a touching and comic tale about the power of books. For fans of The Uncommon Reader and The President's Hat. 'Brilliant, uplifting' Le Messager 'Unique. The sort of book that makes you want to hug the author to thank them for the happiness they have given you' Focus Vif His mother called 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 bottom of the list on the town war memorial. So how could Germain possibly understand what a casual encounter on a park bench with eighty-five year old Margueritte could mean? In this touchingly comic tale of an unusual friendship, that first conversation opens a door into a world Germain could never have imagined-the world of books and ideas-and gives both him and Margueritte a chance at a happiness they thought had passed them by.
- Author BiographyBorn 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 in 2017. Frank Wynne is an award-winning translator from French and Spanish. He has won the IMPAC Award, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Scott Moncrieff Prize. He has translated a number of Spanish and Latin American authors, including Tomas Eloy Martinez, Isabel Allende, Arturo Perez-Reverte and Tomas Gonzalez, whose In the Beginning Was the Sea is published by Pushkin Press .
- Author(s)Marie-Sabine Roger
- PublisherPushkin Press
- Date of Publication09/06/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPushkin Press
- Weight181 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byFrank Wynne
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