In this story about love as second skin, Mortier remains true to the perspective of his dazzling debut, Marcel, looking at the world through the eyes of an observant and impressionable young boy, Anton. As he grows up, each tentative step on the path to adulthood brings knowledge, understanding and responsibility. He finds solace in a friendship with Willem and believes he has found a way to deal with his increasingly uneasy relationship with life. But this bond introduces a new emotional hurdle for Anton, an awakening love ...

My Fellow Skin 2014, Pushkin Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781782270195


My Fellow Skin 2003, Harvill Press

ISBN-13: 9781843430469

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