Orphans

Orphans

by Hadrien Laroche
     
 

A forlorn traveler is taken in by three orphans: The first, orphaned by history, is in mourning for her father, murdered by the Nazis. The second, orphaned by pathology, has a rare disease, and is facing madness alone in a mountain chalet. The third, orphaned by philosophy, is a teenager who has elected to cut all ties with his parents. This portrait of people

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A forlorn traveler is taken in by three orphans: The first, orphaned by history, is in mourning for her father, murdered by the Nazis. The second, orphaned by pathology, has a rare disease, and is facing madness alone in a mountain chalet. The third, orphaned by philosophy, is a teenager who has elected to cut all ties with his parents. This portrait of people forgotten by the world is simultaneously harrowing and droll, broaching essential questions about the difficulty, if not the impossibility, of maintaining one's legacy, one's freedom, or indeed one's happiness.

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Editorial Reviews

Jacques Derrida

Hadrien Laroche is one of the most talented and original thinkers of his generation.

Voici

An extraordinary novel, full of rare and palpable feeling, reminiscent of Sebald or Thomas Mann.

Liberation - Sylvain Bourmaud

His three novels... have placed Hadrien Laroche at the forefront of contemporary French writing.

From the Publisher
"Hadrien Laroche is one of the most talented and original thinkers of his generation." — Jacques Derrida

Dalkey Archive Press

"An extraordinary novel, full of rare and palpable feeling, reminiscent of Sebald or Thomas Mann." — Voici

Dalkey Archive Press

"His three novels... have placed Hadrien Laroche at the forefront of contemporary French writing." — Sylvain Bourmaud, Liberation

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628970029
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
10/14/2014
Series:
French Literature Series
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
1,117,923
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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