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Title And their children after them / Nicolas Mathieu ; translated from the French by William Rodarmor.
Author Mathieu, Nicolas, 1978- author.
Publication New York : Other Press, [2020]
Description 420 pages ; 23 cm
Note "Originally published in French as Leurs enfants aprés eux in 2018." - Title Page verso.
Summary "Winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress. August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a lost valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to find out what it's like on the other side at the famous nudist beach. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a first summer that will determine everything that happens afterwards. Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, adolescence, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to the 1998 World Cup, which encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of that intermediate France of medium-sized cities and their quiet residential estates, astride the countryside and the concrete expanses of the outer suburbs. And Their Children After Them is the portrait of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, alternating between decency and rage. A France where almost everybody lives, and which many people would like to forget"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Teenage boys -- France -- Fiction.
France -- History -- 1958- -- Fiction.
Teenage boys. (OCoLC)fst01145373
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Since 1958
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical fiction.
Addl. Author Rodarmor, William, translator.
Addl. Title Leurs enfants aprés eux. English
Related To Online version: Mathieu, Nicolas, And their children after them New York : Other Press, 2020. 9781892746535 (DLC) 2019029686
ISBN 9781892746771 paperback
1892746778 paperback

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