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The boy

Author: Marcus Malte; Emma Ramadan; Tom Roberge
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Restless Books paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The boy does not speak. The boy has no name. The boy, raised half-wild in the forests of southern France, sets out alone into the wilderness and the greater world beyond. Having never encountered another person aside from his mother, the boy must learn what it is to be human, to exist among people, and to live beyond simple survival. As this wild and naive child attempts to join civilization, he encounters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: French fiction
Historical fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Malte; Emma Ramadan; Tom Roberge
ISBN: 9781632061713 1632061716
OCLC Number: 1090546135
Notes: Originally published: 2016.
Translated from the French.
Description: xvii, 455 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Garçon.
Responsibility: Marcus Malte ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge.

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The boy does not speak. The boy has no name. The boy, raised half-wild in the forests of southern France, sets out alone into the wilderness and the greater world beyond. Having never encountered another person aside from his mother, the boy must learn what it is to be human, to exist among people, and to live beyond simple survival. As this wild and naive child attempts to join civilization, he encounters earthquakes and car crashes, ogres, and artists, and, eventually, all-encompassing love and an inescapable war. His adventures take him around the world and through history on a mesmerizing journey, rich with unforgettable characters. A hamlet of farmers fears he's a werewolf, but eventually raises him as one of their own. A circus performer who toured the world as a sideshow introduces the boy to showmanship and sanitation. And a chance encounter with an older woman exposes him to music and the sensuous pleasures of life. The boy becomes a guide whose innocence exposes society's wonder, brutality, absurdity, and magic. Beginning in 1908 and spanning three decades, The Boy is an emotionally and historically rich exploration of amily, passion, and war from one of France's most acclaimed and bestselling authors.

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