GLORIOUS BOY by Aimee Liu reviewed by La viduité

Decode the savagery of silence, the language of separation and guilt, also deceive that of the enemy. A rather classic novel in its form, in its informed reconstruction of a little-known part of history (World War II in the Andaman Islands), The Magnificent Boy is a beautiful reflection on the links between men and how they escape language , ethnic groups, even filiations. Combining amateur ethnography and botany with the story of the war, Aimee Liu takes the reader along in this singular, moving story.