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The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen

By Lars Saabye Christensen

Becoming up in sixties Oslo, Barnum lives with a longer, eccentric relations and his older half-brother, Fred, who used to be conceived after the rape in their mom within the death days of worldwide battle II. Barnum turns out to have stopped transforming into and Fred, implicated in a tragedy that leaves a loved one useless, turns into mute - simply roused while he hears 'Living Doll' one time too many. the 2 half-brothers embark on their separate classes, Fred changing into a boxer and Barnum a scriptwriter, and it truly is twenty-seven years ahead of a fax from their death mom bargains Barnum the opportunity to determine his brother again.

This literary wonder tells the tale of a normal Norwegian kinfolk, set aside by way of outstanding kin, with unsentimental allure, exuberant comedy and devastating tragedy.

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The Cuckoo's Child by Margaret Thompson

By Margaret Thompson

In her forties, Livvy Alvarsson hopes to be a bone marrow donor for her much-loved more youthful brother, Stephen. in its place, she discovers she has no inspiration who she is. this can be the second one nice loss she has suffered, for 11 years prior her four-year-old son, Daniel, disappeared. Armed with a number of clues from wartime England, she embarks on a look for her start family.

The narrative takes the reader from small-town British Columbia to London, the English nation-state, and again. it's a tale approximately loss and grief, and secrets and techniques and guilt, however it can be approximately recovery and stability. As Livvy confides her tale to her demise brother, she finds not just an identification enriched by means of event, but in addition the transcendent significance of relatives and love.

The Cuckoo's baby is a compelling and noteworthy evocation of a woman's look for her kin historical past.

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Le Cabinet des rebuts by Danielle Mémoire

By Danielle Mémoire

Le cupboard des rebuts peut être le ideal quantity d'une courte série, elle-même interne au Corpus, de laquelle série les titres du moins reprennent ceux de nos ouvrages tombés en quenouille au cours des deux dernières années.

Il peut aussi ne pas l'être.

Le cupboard des rebuts est le 16e livre de Danielle Mémoire. Oeuvre singulière dont chaque opus est une pièce ajoutée à un édifice de mots qui ne ressemble à nul autre, elle met en jeu, continuellement, le statut de l'écrivain, son unité. Elle en fait une fiction à facettes multiples : personnage d'une histoire en growth qui multiplie ses avatars, chacun étant à son journey auteur, seul ou à plusieurs, fantasmé ou réel, de ce que nous lisons. On comprend que cela devienne rapidement et délicieusement vertigineux. Mais le vertige tire avec lui un yes nombre de questions qui, derrière les apparences, sont loin d'être indifférentes puisque l'identité de chacun y est sérieusement malmenée.

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