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J. M. G. Le Clézio is the Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Fiction

On the isle of Mauritius at the turn of the century the young Alexis L'Etang enjoys an idyllic existence with his parents and beloved sister - sampling the pleasures of privilege, exploring the onstellations and tropical flora, and dreaming of treasure buried long ago by the Unknown Corsair. But with his father's death, Alexis must leave his childhood paradise and enter the harsh world of privation and shame.

Years later, Alexis has become obsessed with the idea of finding the Corsair's treasure; and through it, the lost magic and opulence of his youth. He abandons job and family, setting off on a quest that will take him from the remote tropical islands to the hell of the First World War, and from a love affair with the mysterious Ouma to a momentous confrontation with the search that has consumed his life.

By turns harsh and lyrical, pointed and nostalgic, The Prospector is a 'parable of the human condition' (Le Monde) by one of the most significant literary figures in Europe today.

Review

Le Clézio expresses an unusual sensibility towards a dimension wherein human beings can breathe naturally in response to the seasonal rhythms of the planet, and thereby recover some hope of achieving ultimate wholeness and serenity Times Literary Supplement

Annotation

A haunting, lyrical and mythic novel of a man haunted by visions of his ideal childhood, from the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for literature, J. M. G. Le Clézio.

Contributors

Author Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio

Translator C. Dickson

Product Details

DUIN 8HT29VFM9UE

GTIN 9781848873780

Release Date 22.06.2017

Language English

Pages 352

Product type Paperback

Dimension 7.83 x 5.08 x 0.83  inches

Product Weight 9.28 ounces

The Prospector

Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio

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