And Their Children after Them

Author(s): Nicolas Mathieu

Literary

August 1992. Fourteen-year old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to fight their all-consuming boredom on a lazy summer afternoon. Their simple act of defiance will lead to Anthony's first love and his first real summer - that one summer that comes to define everything that follows.


Over four sultry summers in the 1990s, Anthony and his friends grow up in a France trapped between nostalgia and decline, decency and rage, desperate to escape their small town, the scarred countryside and grey council estates, for a more hopeful future.


Winner of the Goncourt Prize and praised for its portrayal of people living on the margins of French society, Nicolas Mathieu's eloquent novel becomes a mirror for the struggles of society today.

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This award-winning novel by Mathieu is set in France in 1992 and starts when teenage Anthomy and his cousin steal a canoe to travel to a nude beach. The novel spans 8 years as we watch the teenagers grow into adults with all the experiences that go along with that, alongside historically accurate moments in history. A long but rewarding read - Elisa, Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781529303834
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Sceptre
  • : 0.3
  • : March 2020
  • : books

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  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Nicolas Mathieu