Soft in the Head

£8.99

A humorous, heartwarming story follows the intellectually dim-witted 45-year-old Germain as he meets and slowly gets to know 85-year-old Margueritte, who sits in the park every day watching the pigeons and reading. She speaks to him as an equal, something his friends rarely do, and reads to him, sparking in him a previously undiscovered interest in books and reading. When she reveals to Germain that she is starting to lose her eyesight to macular degeneration, he is inspired for the first time in his life to work at reading so that he can read fluently to his new friend.

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His mother calls him a worthless halfwit while his fellow drunks at the local bar ensure he’s the butt of all their jokes. He spends his days whittling wood, counting pigeons and adding his own name to the list on the town war memorial. So how could Germain possibly anticipate what a casual encounter on a park bench with eighty-five-year old Margueritte might mean?

In this touchingly comic tale of an unusual friendship, that first conversation opens a door into a world Germain has never imagined-the world of books and ideas-and gives both him and Margueritte the chance of a happiness they thought had passed them by.

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Weight0.195 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × 1.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

216

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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