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Nieta Del Señor Linh, La (original 2005; edition 2007)

by Claudel Philippe

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Title:Nieta Del Señor Linh, La
Authors:Claudel Philippe
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Monsieur Linh and His Child by Philippe Claudel (2005)

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This story is only about 130 pages long, this means a lot is left for the reader's imagination. Where does Monsieur Linh precisely come from? But the story is a very beautiful and subtle one, focussing on how unfitting someone can feel in a new environment, if everything you knew has changed. I thought the 'conversations' between the two elderly men were touching, and then *BANG* there is the end. I didn't see that coming. ( )
  Floratina | Sep 25, 2014 |
READ IN DUTCH

This story is only about 130 pages long, this means a lot is left for the reader's imagination. Where does Monsieur Linh precisely come from? But the story is a very beautiful and subtle one, focussing on how unfitting someone can feel in a new environment, if everything you knew has changed. I thought the 'conversations' between the two elderly men were touching, and then *BANG* there is the end. I didn't see that coming. ( )
  Floratina | Sep 25, 2014 |
A moving and touching story with a trick in the tail ( )
  jon1lambert | Oct 6, 2012 |
Beautiful novella. Sad and poignant description of an old Vietnamese man who comes with his tiny granddaughter to the US as a refugee. Despite a common language he forms a friendship with another elderly man who has also experienced loss. I don't know how it reads in French but this translated prose is beautiful. Highly recommended. ( )
  RobinDawson | Sep 17, 2012 |
What a sweet, lovable, sad book about an old man who moves from Asia to Europe to protect his grand-daughter from the war. And what a great end to this story. ( )
  JustJoey4 | Jun 13, 2012 |
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Aan alle meneer Linhs van deze wereld
En aan hun kleine meisjes

Voor Nohm en Emélia
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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 overworked. 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 sympathetic to the foreigner's need to care for the child. Recently widowed and equally alone, he is eager to talk, and Monsieur Linh knows how to listen. The two men share their solitude, and find friendship in an unlikely dialogue between two very different cultures. Delicate and restrained, but with an extraordinary twist, Monsieur Linh and His Child is another limpid, immensely moving novel of perfect simplicity, by the author of Brodeck's Report.
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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. But as he struggles beneath the weight of sorrow, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom.… (more)

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