Secret

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Portobello Books, 2008 - Brothers - 154 pages
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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 brother - 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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About the author (2008)

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.

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