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Mijn tweede huid (2000)
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"As Anton grows up, each tentative step on the path of adulthood brings knowledge, understanding and responsibility. Through the eyes of this impressionable and observant young boy we witness the loss of innocence as he comes to terms with time's passing and the inevitability of death. Anton finds solace in his friendship with fellow classmate Willem, and believes he has found a way to deal with his increasingly uneasy relationship with life. But this bond introduces a new emotional hurdle for Anton, an awakening love that gives him his own undiscovered identity and envelops him, like a second skin." "The sublety with which Erwin Mortier describes Anton's experiences and feelings makes this an extraordinary touching tale. As in his debut novel, Marcel, the author enters a child's mind with startling lucidity and tenderness. A young boy, stripped of the innocence of youth, finds himself emotionally stranded. But far from being a desolate novel, My Fellow Skin is a tale of love, innocence, protection and the painful loneliness when things fall apart."--BOOK JACKET.
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