Posts Tagged ‘Grief’

The Son by Michel Rostain

Translated from the French by Adriana Hunter Winner of the Prix Goncourt 2011, Selected for Waterstones 11 2013 Five words from the blurb: meningitis, death, son, grief, life Michel Rostain’s teenage son died suddenly from a virulent strain of meningitis. The Son is the fictionalised story of a family who lose their son to the same disease. It is […]

How to Paint a Dead Man – Sarah Hall

Long listed for the Booker Prize 2009 The great thing about reading the Booker long list is that I read books I would never normally pick up and am occasionally rewarded by finding a gem like this. I shouldn’t have liked this book – it has virtually no plot and has whole chapters about a […]