The Latecomer

The Latecomer

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Synopsis

D�sir� Cordier - mild-mannered former librarian, put-upon husband, lover of boules - is losing his mind. Or is he? Happily tucked away in the Winterlight Home for the Elderly, D�sir� is looking forward to a quiet retirement with the other forgetful residents, safe in the knowledge that no one knows he's faking his memory loss. And as if there weren't reasons enough to opt out of the modern world, it would be worth it just to see Rosa Rozendaal again - the love of D�sir�'s youth, the one who got away. But dementia isn't all fun and games. There's a former war criminal hiding out in the home; once-beautiful Rosa might be too far gone to return D�sir�'s ardour; and our hero soon begins to suspect he might not be the only one in Winterlight who's acting a part... A tender love story of demented minds and honourable hearts, and a razor-sharp satire of the indignities of old age and the callousness of caregiving, The Latecomer excoriates our society and asks: might we all be better off forgetting?

Book information

ISBN: 9781846275678
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.3137
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 139
Weight: 148g
Height: 138mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 10mm