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Jean-Christophe Rufin

The Red Collar

Cover: The Red Collar - Jean-Christophe Rufin

Jean-Christophe Rufin

The Red Collar

2015, pp. 160, e-Book
ISBN: 9781609452834
Translated by: Adriana Hunter
Region: France
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The book

In 1919, in a small town in the province of Berry, France, under the sweltering temperatures of summer heat wave, a war hero is being held prisoner in an abandoned barrack. In front of the door to his prison, a mangy dog barks night and day. Miles from where he is being held, in the French countryside, an intelligent young woman works the land, waiting and hoping. And a military investigating officer, whose principles have been sorely shaken by the war, must complete his last assignment before returning home.

Three characters. In their midst, a dog holds the key both to their futures and to this intriguing plot.

Full of poetry and life, The Red Collar is at once a pleasingly straightforward narrative about the human spirit and a profound work about loyalty and love.

The author

Jean-Christophe Rufin
Jean-Christophe Rufin is one of the founders of Doctors Without Borders and a former Ambassador of France in Senegal. He has written numerous bestsellers, including The Abyssinian, for which he won the Goncourt Prize for a debut novel in 1997. He also won the Goncourt Prize in 2001 for Brazil Red.

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