The Son

Author(s): Michel Rostain

Biography / Memoir

Selected for the Waterstones Eleven list for 2013. We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it's left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion's eyes. In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, THE SON tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells his story instead with wit, wisdom and vitality. For this is not a book about death; it's a book about life.


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This is not a book about death. It's a book about life.

An original slant on the issues of grief and survival. Unusual, painful and intelligent writing -- Susan Fletcher

Michel Rostain lives in Arles. Born in 1942, he works as an opera stage director, and directed the National Theatre of Quimper - Cornwall Theatre - from 1995 to 2008

General Fields

  • : 9780755390816
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Tinder Press
  • : January 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michel Rostain
  • : Paperback
  • : Mar-14
  • : 843.92
  • : 208