The novel of war, childhood, courage and memory that has taken France by storm. A country that has been occupied during war has its secrets, and France is full of them. Strange Gardens tells the touching story of two generations coming to terms with each other, as a father's story is slowly unfurled to his son. Finally the boy understands his father's traumatic past, and the courage and humour he has used to disguise it. Without a trace of sentimentality, this powerful fable tells an extraordinary story of memory and forgetting.
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Michel Quint was born in France in 1949. He has written for the theatre and for radio and then turned to thriller writing. In 1989 he was awarded the 'Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere' for his novel 'Billard a l'Etage'. He is married with children and lives in France. Strange Gardens is based on his own father's story.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141005483