Monsieur Linh and His Child - Philippe Claudel, Euan Cameron

Original Title: La petite fille de Monsieur Linh


This story is only about 130 pages long, this means a lot is left for the reader's imagination. Where does Monsieur Linh precisely come from? But the story is a very beautiful and subtle one, focussing on how unfitting someone can feel in a new environment, if everything you knew has changed. I thought the 'conversations' between the two elderly men were touching, and then *BANG* there is the end. I didn't see that coming.


Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book.