Le Petit Garcon by Philippe Labro

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The youngest of seven children living in a small town in southwestern France during World War II, a little boy quickly learns the importance of compassion in an increasingly intolerant world.
 

About Philippe Labro

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Labro is a journalist and filmmaker who is now the program director of Radio Tele Luxembourg.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 259 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A family album, or ``The Album,'' ``reinforces the tribal feeling that unites us,'' while the family house is known to all and sundry as ``The Villa.'' The father is a benevolent type, and, as the Nazis occupy the provinces, a succession of ``old friends'' and ``temporary gardeners'' come to stay...

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The title of the second and main section, ``The Visitors,'' refers both to German invaders and to the wretched refugees tumbling before them, some into the safe haven of the narrator's town, where nearly all the residents turn out to help--a situation which elicits the reader's skepticism cannot ...

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