What you need from the night

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A short, heartbreaking debut novel about a father and son, the lure of the far right and how the bonds of love survive acts of violence

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‘One of the most exquisite debuts I’ve read’ Daily Telegraph

‘Affecting and haunting’ Observer

After the death of his wife, a father in a forgotten corner of France raises his two sons alone. But their town is not one of opportunity, and the boys are heading down different paths. Gillou sets his sights on university in Paris while Fus falls in with the local far-right group, searching for meaning and belonging with dangerous friends.

How can a father and son find common ground when everything seems set to break them apart? A sudden act of violence will force them to find an answer.

Tense, sharp and ultimately heartbreaking, Laurent Petitmangin’s first novel, What You Need From The Night, asks what acts can truly be forgiven.

‘A tragedy of unconditional love’ – L’Obs

‘Heartbreaking . . . haunts you long after you’ve put it down’- Libération

‘As sublime as it is painful’ – Le Parisien

Additional information

Weight 0.116 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13.1 × 1.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

843.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K