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Little Boy Lost (Persephone Classics)

Laski, Marghanita

ISBN 10: 1906462054 / 1-906462-05-4
ISBN 13: 9781906462055
Publisher: Persephone Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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'Hilary Wainwright, poet and intellectual, returns after the war to a blasted and impoverished France in order to trace a child lost five years before. The novel asks: is the child really his? And does he want him? These are questions you can take to be as metaphorical as you wish: the novel works perfectly well as straight narrative. It's extraordinarily gripping: it has the page-turning compulsion of a thriller while at the same time being written with perfect clarity and precision. 'Had it not got so nerve-wracking towards the end, I would have read it in one go. But Laski's understated assurance and grip is almost astonishing. She has got a certain kind of British intellectual down to a tee: part of the book's nail-biting tension comes from our fear that Hilary won't do something stupid. The rest of Little Boy Lost's power comes from the depiction of post-war France herself. This is haunting stuff.' 'When I picked up this 1949 reprint I offered it the tenderly indulgent regard I would any period piece,' wrote Nicholas Lezard in the Guardian. 'As it turned out, the book survives perfectly well on its own merits - although it nearly finished me. If you like a novel that expertly puts you through the wringer, this is the one.

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Book Description: Persephone Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 193 x 138 mm. Brand New Book. When I picked up this 1949 reprint I offered it the tenderly indulgent regard I would any period piece. As it turned out, the book survives perfectly well on its own merit--although it nearly finished me. If you like a novel that expertly puts you through the wringer, this is the one. --Nicholas Lezard, Guardian Hilary Wainwright, an English soldier, returns to a blasted and impoverished France during World War Two in order to trace a child lost five years before. But is this small, quiet boy in a grim orphanage really his son? And what if he is not? In this exquisitely crafted novel, we follow Hilary s struggle to love in the midst of a devastating war. Facing him was a thin little boy in a black sateen overall. Its sleeves were too short and from them dangled red swollen hands too big for the frail wrists. Hilary looked from these painful hands to the little boy s long thin grubby legs, to the crude coarse socks falling over shabby black boots that were surely several sizes too large. It s a foreign child, he thought numbly . . . Marghanita Laski was born in 1915 to a family of Jewish intellectuals in Manchester; Harold Laski, the socialist thinker, was her uncle. She was the author of six novels and a celebrated critic. She died in 1988. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781906462055

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Book Description: Persephone Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 234 pages. Dimensions: 7.5in. x 5.3in. x 0.8in.Hilary Wainwright, poet and intellectual, returns after the war to a blasted and impoverished France in order to trace a child lost five years before. The novel asks: is the child really his And does he want him These are questions you can take to be as metaphorical as you wish: the novel works perfectly well as straight narrative. Its extraordinarily gripping: it has the page-turning compulsion of a thriller while at the same time being written with perfect clarity and precision. Had it not got so nerve-wracking towards the end, I would have read it in one go. But Laskis understated assurance and grip is almost astonishing. She has got a certain kind of British intellectual down to a tee: part of the books nail-biting tension comes from our fear that Hilary wont do something stupid. The rest of Little Boy Losts power comes from the depiction of post-war France herself. This is haunting stuff. When I picked up this 1949 reprint I offered it the tenderly indulgent regard I would any period piece, wrote Nicholas Lezard in the Guardian. As it turned out, the book survives perfectly well on its own merits - although it nearly finished me. If you like a novel that expertly puts you through the wringer, this is the one. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781906462055

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