NYRB Classics (2010), Edition: Main, 560 pages
A story about the coming-of-age of a precocious and curious boy and the coming to be of the modern world.
LibraryThing member PaolaM
A largely autobiographical novel peering through the difficulties of life in Liege at the beginning of the last century by charting the story of a family, with all the unpalatable resentments, jealousies, pettiness, sour disappointment with a life that is not taking the right turns that can go on underneath the surface. The misery of human nature laid bare in a powerful book.