Four Soldiers

Hubert Mingarelli

Published: 6 June 2019
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781846276514

About the author

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HUBERT MINGARELLI is the author of numerous novels, short story collections and fiction for young adults. His book Quatre soldats ([Four Soldiers], Le Seuil, 2003) won the Prix Médicis. He lives in Grenoble. A Meal in Winter was shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. More about the author


‘A memorable tale that will stay with you. . . resonates for a long time’



‘I am astonished by Four Soldiers. I have never read anything like it, yet it is one of those books you feel must always have existed, a classic of writing about the human condition. Short and deceptively simple, it reads like a message from the unheard, news from unwitnessed lives, building letter by letter to its crushing final page. A small miracle of a book, perfectly imagined and perfectly achieved’ Hilary Mantel

‘Oblique in his facts, spare in his prose, understated and delicate in his emotions, Mingarelli has once again delivered fiction of the highest order. In Sam Taylor's pitch-perfect translation, Four Soldiers resonates like a bell in a winter forest. It is a beautifully sustained work of art’ Caroline Brothers

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