Brodeck's Report

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Brodeck's Report
AuthorPhilippe Claudel
Original titleLe Rapport de Brodeck
TranslatorJohn Cullen
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
PublisherStock
Publication date
2007
Published in English
2010
Pages416
ISBN9782234057739

Brodeck's Report (French: Le Rapport de Brodeck) is a 2007 novel by the French writer Philippe Claudel. The narrative investigates the murder of a mysterious man in an indefinite country just after the war. The book won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.[1] The location and the time are never explicit in the novel. However the parallel with World War II is obvious.

Reception[edit]

Helen Brown of The Daily Telegraph called the novel "deeply wise and classically beautiful". Brown wrote: "Brodeck's Report won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens in the original French and John Cullen's English translation is as clear as a mountain stream. It is a modern masterpiece."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Flood, Alison (2010-05-14). "Independent foreign fiction prize goes to Philippe Claudel". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  2. ^ Brown, Helen (2009-04-23). "Brodeck's Report by Philippe Claudel: review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-18.