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What You Need From The Night

Author: Laurent Petitmangin and Shaun Whiteside  

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

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

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'A tragedy of unconditional love' - L'ObsAfter the death of his wife, a father raises his two sons alone. His bond with Fus, the eldest, and Gillou, the youngest, is a close one. But their town is not one of opportunity, and it soon becomes clear that the boys are heading down different paths. Gillou sets his sights on university in Paris. Fus, despite his socialist upbringing, falls in with the local far-right group. Though he joins mostly for the camaraderie, their activities, which might on the surface appear harmless, lead to a violent confrontation.How can a father and son find common ground when everything seems set to break them apart? A sudden tragedy will force them to find an answer.Tense, sharp and ultimately heartbreaking, Laurent Petitmangin's first novel, What You Need From The Night, shines a spotlight on lives that are unfolding in forgotten corners of France and asks what acts can truly be forgiven.'Heartbreaking . . . haunts you long after you've put it down'- Libération'As sublime as it is painful' - Le Parisien

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Critic Reviews

Heartbreaking . . . haunts you long after you've put it down Libération
A tragedy of unconditional love L'Obs
As sublime as it is painful Le Parisien
A poignant, modest, moving book Télérama
It's impossible not to devour this heartbreaking and beautiful short text in one gulp Psychologie Mag
An unforgettable first novel, Laurent Petitmangin writes as one lives. And it's dazzling L'Est Républicain
Petitmangin tells his story of generational shock with a painful quality, a deep voice charged with sadness and a touching efficiency. Memorable El País
A block of raw emotion Paris Match
He describes with inifinite accuracy the violence of a father not being able to recognise his son anymore Femme Actuelle
It shines with the dazzling yet minimalist style that probes hearts and consciences La Provence
Magnificent! France Inter
Everytime, Laurent Petitmangin finds the right word Le Figaro

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About the Author

Laurent Petitmangin was born in 1965 in the east of France into a family of railway workers. He works for Air France KLM. He has written a number of manuscripts over the years that have mostly sat in a drawer. He now lives with his four children around Paris.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
9th February 2023
Pages
160
ISBN
9781529063509

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