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Strange Gardens By Michel Quint

Strange Gardens by Michel Quint

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A little boy is ashamed of his father, not understanding his hopeless clowning and self-ridicule, and despising his real, homely, character. But the telling of a secret from World War II helps him to understand and love what drives his father. The clown is what made possible the survivor.

Strange Gardens Summary

Strange Gardens by Michel Quint

The novel of war, childhood, courage and memory that has taken France by storm. A country that has been occupied during war has its secrets, and France is full of them. Strange Gardens tells the touching story of two generations coming to terms with each other, as a father's story is slowly unfurled to his son. Finally the boy understands his father's traumatic past, and the courage and humour he has used to disguise it. Without a trace of sentimentality, this powerful fable tells an extraordinary story of memory and forgetting

About Michel Quint

Michel Quint was born in France in 1949. In 1989 he was awarded the 'Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere' for his novel 'Billard a l'Etage'. He is married with children and lives in France. Strange Gardens is based on his own father's story.

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Strange Gardens by Michel Quint
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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