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Monsieur Linh and his child

Philippe Claudel

Monsieur Linh and his child

by Philippe Claudel

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Published by Maclehose Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPhilippe Claudel ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2663.L31148 P4613 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination130 p.
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24884635M
ISBN 109781906694999
LC Control Number2010681194

Monsieur Linh and His Child A small book with a big emotional impact. Find similar books Profile. Extract. He is walking along a troubling path, Monsieur Linh tells himself. He listens to the fat man's voice that is so familiar to him even if it says things he never understands. His friend's voice is deep and hoarse; it seems to be. Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. To begin with, he is too afraid to leave the refugee centre, but the first time he braves the freezing cold to walk the streets of this strange, fast-moving town, he encounters /5(67).

Monsieur Linh And His Child (La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh) by Philippe Claudel 19th June By Mark Jolly I’ve said before that if knowing the plot of a novel in advance ruins it for you, there’s probably something wrong with the book.   Sooner or later he and his child must find a permanent home. Delicate and restrained, but with an extraordinary twist, Monsieur Linh and His Child is an immensely moving novel of perfect simplicity, by the author of Brodeck's : Quercus Publishing.

Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, and with his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. The other refugees in the detention centre are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are /5(56). Monsieur Linh and His Child is out now. Monsieur Linh clasps the child to his breast as he stands, alone, at the stern of the ship that carries him from his homeland, to an unknown destination. His village is torn apart by war and everyone he knew is dead. He is old and weak and doesn't want to make this : Hannah Gilchrist.


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Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle /5(31). Philippe Claudel's Monsieur Linh and his child is a wonderful, original and haunting study of an an elderly refugee from an unknown war torn country.

His son and daughter-in-law have died in the war and he is left to care for their only child and his grand-daughter.4/5. Philippe Claudel First Sentence: An old man is standing on the after-deck of a ship. This book is a gem. Easily one of the most affecting reads of the year for me, it tells the tale of Monsieur Linh (and surprise surprise, his child).

Monsieur Linh finds himself in a strange country, unable to. Monsieur Linh and His Child, published in France inis the simplest and shortest of the trilogy, which Euan Cameron's deft translation now completes in English.

Yet a twist gives lingering Author: Maya Jaggi. Monsieur Linh and his Child is a sad, affectionate story with likeable characters and genuine emotions.

I found myself holding onto it as tightly as Monsieur Linh holds the little girl in his arms. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Vero/5(78). Monsieur Linh and His Child is a remarkable novel with an extraordinary twist, a subtle portrait of friendship and a dialogue between two cultures.

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The other refugees in the detention centre are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but overworked. Monsieur. Monsieur Linh and His Child is a perfect little book.

It’s only pages long, but it’s exquisitely formed and obviously translated with great care so as to preserve the compassionate tone of the original. Monsieur Linh is an elderly refugee from Vietnam. His son and daughter-in. Monsieur Linh's childlike fear of his new, unfamiliar surroundings – the city and its cars, when he is free to wander the streets; his captors when he is confined – provides effective tension Author: Ophelia Field.

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He has no one left in the world except his beloved newborn granddaughter Pages:   Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrow, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this unfamiliar, fast-moving town.

And then he encounters Monsieur Bark. They do not speak each other's language, but Monsieur Bark is sympathetic to the foreigner's need to care for the child/5(67). Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety.

To begin with, he is too afraid to leave the refugee centre, but the first time he braves the freezing cold to walk the streets of this strange, fast-moving town, he encounters Brand: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.

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/5(68). So begins Monsieur Linh and His Child: bitter and sweet and wistful - the very notes on which the curtain closes, come the occasion - it is a Kafka-esque elegy of friendship which handily sustains the sense of uncomplicated beauty evidenced above over its abbreviated course.A novella, lately translated from the French by Euan Cameron, from Philippe Claudel, author of Brodeck's Report.

Monsieur Linh and Monsieur Bark are older men who have lost the things most meaningful and dear to them. Only his granddaughter keeps Monsieur Linh focused and gives him hope, and we sense that for Monsieur Bark it is the growing friendship with Monsieur Linh /5(87).

Monsieur Linh struggles beneath the weight of his sorrow, and becomes increasingly bewildered and isolated in this strange, fast-moving town. And then he encounters Monsieur Bark.

Neither speaks the other's language, but Monsieur Bark is 4/5(K). ‎Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety.

To begin with, he is too afraid to leave the refugee centre, but the first time he braves the freezing cold to walk the streets of t 3/5(1). Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, and with his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety.

The other refugees in the detention centre are unsure how to help the old man; his caseworkers are compassionate, but.Monsieur Linh and His Child is a novella by French author Philippe Claudel, originally published in French in Monsier Linh is an East Asian—possibly Vietnamese—refugee to France.

His son and daughter-in-law were killed in an unspecified war, and he has fled to Books: Quelques-uns des cent regrets (), Le.

Monsieur Linh is an elderly refugee fleeing his war-torn country with only some old clothes, a handful of soil from his village, a photograph of his deceased wife, and his six-week-old baby granddaughter.

The baby’s parents, Monsieur Linh’s son and daughter-in-law, were killed in a bomb blast, and the baby is the only family he has left.