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The Foundling Boy
By Michel Deon and Julian Evans (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Publication date April 15, 2014
Pages 415
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781908313560
ISBN-10 1908313560
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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"He takes the world which died between the wars and patiently dissects it for us."—Le Magazine Littéraire

"An imaginative adventure that is both captivating and moving."—Pierre Moustiers

"A welcome addition to the literature of the inter-war period."—Le Monde

The classic coming-of-age novel translated into English for the first time.

It is 1919. On a summer's night in Normandy, a newborn baby is left in a basket outside the home of Albert and Jeanne Arnaud. The childless couple take the foundling in, name him Jean, and decide to raise him as their own, though his parentage remains a mystery.

Though Jean's life is never dull, he grows up knowing little of what lies beyond his local area. Until the day he sets off on his bicycle to discover the world, and encounters a Europe on the threshold of interesting times . . .

Michel Déon has published more than fifty works. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Interallié for his 1970 novel Les Poneys Sauvages (The Wild Ponies). His 1973 novel Un Taxi Mauve garnered him international renown when it received the esteemed Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française. His novels have been translated into many languages. He is considered one of the most innovative French writers of the twenty-first century. Déon is one of just forty members of the Académie française who are elected by their peers to serve for life. Déon lives in Ireland with his wife and their horses.

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