by Hubert Mingarelli
The New Press
Originally published as Quatre soldats
Genre: Literary fiction
The second book I read for the Man Booker International 2019 longlist was translated from the French. I’m ashamed I had never even heard of its author, even though Mingarelli wrote over twenty novels, won major awards, such as Le Prix Médicis, and one of his other novels was nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.