The Stone Boy

The Stone Boy

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"The bestselling French phenomenon, winner of the Prix Lion Noir, now available in English for the first time... When Madame Préau returns to her home outside Paris after a long convalescence, she immediately notices that much has changed. The neighborhood has fallen into disrepair, and now, instead of a beautiful garden next door there is a new house. Madame Préau finds that she can see directly into her new neighbors' windows. And Madame Préau quickly feels that something isn't right. Her neighbors have two perfectly healthy children who play in the yard after school. But there is also third child: a young boy who looks malnourished and abused, and tosses small stones at her window in an apparent call for help. The family denies his existence. But is the little boy real, or merely a hallucination of a lonely, mentally unstable old woman cut off from her own beloved grandson? When the police refuse to listen to her reports, Madame Préau decides to take matters into her own hands. She's determined to help the little boy, and she'll use any means necessary to make sure he's safe... "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014
Edition: First Grand Central Publishing Print Edition
ISBN: 9781455547623
145554762X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Loubiere
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mahony, Nora
Alternative Title: Enfant aux cailloux. English

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4catsdogs
Nov 08, 2014

What a horrible book. I stopped reading when the old lady smashed the cat's head in with a hammer.

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