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Secret

Author: Philippe Grimbert
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Growing up in post-war Paris the sickly only child of glamorous, athletic parents, the narrator invents for himself a make-believe brother - older, stronger & more brilliant than he can ever be. It is only when the boy begins talking to an old family friend that he comes to realise that his imaginary sibling had a real predecessor.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Grimbert
ISBN: 9781846270444 1846270448
OCLC Number: 174131081
Notes: This translation originally published: 2007.
Awards: Winner of Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle: Categorie Roman (Elle Readers Grand Prize: Fiction) 2005
Short-listed for Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize 2008
Description: 154 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Secret.
Responsibility: Philippe Grimbert ; translated from the French by Polly McLean.

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Growing up in post-war Paris, the sickly only child of glamorous, athletic parents, the narrator invents for himself a make-believe brother - older, stronger, and more brilliant than he can ever be.  Read more...

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