Orphans

Orphans

by Hadrien Laroche
     
 

A forlorn traveler is taken in by three suffering orphans, who, in the midst of their pain, give him food and shelter. The first, orphaned by history, still mourns a father who was sent to a Nazi concentration camp, never to return. The second, orphaned by pathology, has a rare disease, and is facing madness alone in a mountain chalet. The third, orphaned by

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A forlorn traveler is taken in by three suffering orphans, who, in the midst of their pain, give him food and shelter. The first, orphaned by history, still mourns a father who was sent to a Nazi concentration camp, never to return. 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 decided to cut all ties with his parents.

Never one to avoid challenging questions, in this poignant triptych Laroche examines the relationship between a writer and his words: suggesting that, perhaps, he is the orphan of his own work.

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

Dalkey Archive Press

Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Edouard Leve was born on January 1, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. A writer, photographer, and visual artist, Leve was the author of four books of writing-"Oeuvres", "Journal", "Autoportrait", and "Suicide"-and three books of photographs. "Suicide", published in 2008, was his final book.

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