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Multiple Child, the (1989) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Set in Paris and war-torn Lebanon in the 1980s.

After Omar-Jo loses his parents and one of his arms in a bomb blast in Lebanon, his grandfather sends the boy to live with relatives in Paris. There he meets Maxime, the owner of a carousel that has fallen into disrepair. The child breathes new life into the carousel - a character in its own right - as well as into its owner and patrons. Omar-Jo plays the part of the wise clown: "all the zanies, all the fools, all the 'grasiosos,' all the minstrels, the itinerant players, the white-faced clowns, the Monsieur Loyals, the Augustes, of times past and present, dwelt in his body."

Original title: L'Enfant multiple
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Multiple Child

The Multiple Child (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Judith Radke
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Manifested in:

The Multiple Child (September 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco
Publisher: Mercury House
ISBN: 156279079X
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.6
Pages: 177

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