The Son of Man – Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

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After several years of absence, a man reappears in the life of a woman and their young son. Intent on being a family again, he drives them to Les Roches, a dilapidated house in the mountains, where the man grew up with his own ruthless father. While the mother watches the passing days with apprehension, the son discovers the enchantment of nature, savage and bewitching.

As the father’s hold over them intensifies, the return to their previous life and home seems increasingly impossible. Haunted by his past and consumed with jealousy, the man slowly sinks into madness and his son has no choice but to challenge his father in an attempt to save something of their humanity. Written in flawless, cinematic prose and brilliantly translated by Frank Wynne, The Son of Man is an exceptional novel of nature and wildness that traces how violence is inherited from one generation to the next, and a blistering examination of how families fold together and break apart under duress.

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ISBN: 9781804270912 Category: Tags: ,

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Weight 0.292 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.5 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

843.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K