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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035420230

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Winner of the Prix Renaudot. A mysterious novel about a boy who uncovers and then explores a family secret.

This is the story of a family and the puzzle that lies at its heart. André is the son, raised by his aunt in the provinces. His mother Gabrielle, a beautiful, distant figure, lives in Paris. His father is a stranger whose name no-one voices. As he grows André decides to discover the truth.

The Son’s Story explores the life of a family across a century; the collective happiness of the everyday, the silent tensions of the unsaid and the tragedies passed down through the generations.

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A magnificent novel
Antoine Perraud, La Croix
With extraordinary subtlety, the author explores 'the intangible and most ancient familial laws'
Astrid De Larminat, Figaro