“This book is a grand epic, a magnificent story that resurrects the myth of the wild child that discovers civilization. It’s a great novel of learning, an allegory of the savaging of men by war.” - Mona Ozouf, President of the Femina Prize
“You’ll be stunned by this novel... Marcus Malte is clearly an astonishing author, oscillating between poetry, mystery, and epic, he has the ability to surprise and it’s a delight to read.” - Alexandra Schwartzbrod, Libération
“Marcus Malte has both nerve and well-placed ambition. His writing never stops evolving according to the circumstances of the novel, sometimes poetic and adept, sometimes biting and violent. The author opens up a thousand paths and never closes them off as he discusses the chaos of the world and the frightening nature of humanity.” - Christine Ferniot, Lire
“You’ll go from laughter to tears in this masterful account of the discovery of the world’s trials." - Yves Viollier, La Vie
“Without ever speaking but with charisma and genuineness, the boy inevitably touches everyone he meets. Including the reader." - Geneviève Simon, Lire
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