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Publication Date: Apr 7, 2020

432 pp


List Price US: $11.99

ISBN: 978-1-892746-53-5


List Price US: $17.99

ISBN: 978-1-892746-77-1

Trim Size: 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.90 in.

And Their Children After Them

A Novel

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (UK) and the Los Angeles Public Library

Winner of the 2018 Goncourt Prize, this poignant coming-of-age tale captures the distinct feeling of summer in a region left behind by global progress.

August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a desolate valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake, fourteen-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to explore the famous nude beach across the water. The trip ultimately takes Anthony to his first love and a summer that will determine everything that happens afterward.

Nicolas Mathieu conjures up a valley, an era, and the political journey of a young generation that has to forge its own path in a dying world. Four summers and four defining moments, from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to the 1998 World Cup, encapsulate the hectic lives of the inhabitants of a France far removed from the centers of globalization, torn between decency and rage.

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