The boy

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Ramadan, Emma, translator.
Roberge, Tom, translator.
Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2019.
First Restless Books paperback edition.
9781632061713, 1632061716
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xvii, 455 pages ; 23 cm
Falmouth - East Branch - Adult
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Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2019.
First Restless Books paperback edition.
9781632061713, 1632061716


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 amily, passion, and war from one of France's most acclaimed and bestselling authors.
In English. Translated from French by Emma Ramadan and Rom Roberge.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Malte, M., Ramadan, E., & Roberge, T. (2019). The boy (First Restless Books paperback edition.). Restless Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Malte, Marcus, Emma, Ramadan and Tom, Roberge. 2019. The Boy. Restless Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Malte, Marcus, Emma, Ramadan and Tom, Roberge. The Boy Restless Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Malte, Marcus,, Emma Ramadan, and Tom Roberge. The Boy First Restless Books paperback edition., Restless Books, 2019.

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