This is not a book about death. It's a book about life.
In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, THE SON tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways.
We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son, Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and his death left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion's eyes.
Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells his story instead with wit, wisdom and vitality.
An original slant on the issues of grief and survival. Unusual, painful and intelligent writing - Susan Fletcher