Secret by Philippe Grimbert

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Growing up in post-war Paris the sickly only child of glamorous, athletic parents, the narrator invents for himself a make-believe - older, stronger, & more brilliant than he can ever be. It is only when the boy begins talking to an old family friend that he comes to realise that his imaginary sibling had a real predecessor.

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Writer and psychoanalyst Philippe Grimbert was born in Paris, France in 1948. He has a private practice and works with two medical institutions for children and teenagers with autism and psychosis. His passion for literature and the arts has led him to write numerous books. He has also published four essays in which he throws light onto cultural and social issues using psychoanalytical methods. He won the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens for Un Secret in 2004.
Published January 1, 2007 by Portobello Books Ltd. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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(Feb.) The Cloud Matt Richtel Harper, $11.99 mass market (432p) ISBN 978-0-06-225668-3 In Richtel's rousing second novel featuring Nathaniel "Nat" Idle (after 2011's Devil's Plaything), the San Francisco reporter is literally shoved into an investigation that explores the ramifications of vast ...

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The secret uncovered by an adolescent in 1950s Paris is strikingly specific, yet echoes with the history of millions: A frail only child (Quentin Dubuis) of athletic parents (Cécile De France and Patrick Bruel) learns he had a half brother, whose fate was caught up with that of countless other Fr...

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