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The Resource The boy, Marcus Malte ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge

The boy, Marcus Malte ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge

Label
The boy
Title
The boy
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Malte ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The boy does not speak. The boy has no name. The boy, raised half-wild in the forests of southern France, sets out alone into the wilderness and the greater world beyond. Having never encountered another person aside from his mother, the boy must learn what it is to be human, to exist among people, and to live beyond simple survival. As this wild and naive child attempts to join civilization, he encounters earthquakes and car crashes, ogres, and artists, and, eventually, all-encompassing love and an inescapable war. His adventures take him around the world and through history on a mesmerizing journey, rich with unforgettable characters. A hamlet of farmers fears he's a werewolf, but eventually raises him as one of their own. A circus performer who toured the world as a sideshow introduces the boy to showmanship and sanitation. And a chance encounter with an older woman exposes him to music and the sensuous pleasures of life. The boy becomes a guide whose innocence exposes society's wonder, brutality, absurdity, and magic. Beginning in 1908 and spanning three decades, The Boy is an emotionally and historically rich exploration of family, passion, and war from one of France's most acclaimed and bestselling authors
Member of
Summary
After being found alone in the wilderness, a young boy, who does not speak, joins society, where he encounters wonder and brutality
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Awards note
Winner of the Prix Femina, 2016.
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10763017
Cataloging source
ON8
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Malte, Marcus
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from French by Emma Ramadan and Rom Roberge
Literary form
novels
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  • Ramadan, Emma
  • Roberge, Tom
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True
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  • Boys
  • Feral children
  • Interpersonal relations
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The boy, Marcus Malte ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2016
  • Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065136594
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
xvii, 455 pages
Isbn
9781632061713
Lccn
2018948541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090546135
Label
The boy, Marcus Malte ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan and Tom Roberge
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2016
  • Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065136594
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
xvii, 455 pages
Isbn
9781632061713
Lccn
2018948541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090546135

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