Monday, 29 May 2017
Wounded But Not Dead
Victor was abused by his parents and, as a result of the abuse, he misbehaves in school and, due to his behavioural problems, he is expelled from his school.
He is then despatched to a Catholic boarding school which is a long distance away from his former school and home.
He meets up with another boy called Freddy, who quickly befriends Victor.
Unfortunately, Freddy leads Victor astray and as a result a fellow pupil at the school is murdered.
Victor is once again expelled from school, and he faces an uncertain life, in which his goals -educational, employment, familial, are either set at nought or otherwise trampled on.
Eventually Victor decides to take a different path and makes his way to England. Once in England he locates a group of expatriates who seem to be living a somewhat happy and carefree lifestyle in their new country.
How will Victor cope? Can he forget the griefs, doubts and self recriminations of his past life? Can he forge a new life for himself, moving away from his troubled and tormented earlier life?
This is an interesting slice of life style novel from French-born author Vincent Leforestier and is in some ways a fantasy novel.
It's published by Matador at £9.99 and is available for purchase through all good bool retailers and online from https://goo.gl/Ltov34.