Monday, September 28, 2015
The Red Collar/Jean-Christophe Rufin (translated by Adriana Hunter)/158 pgs. (August challenge)
The year is 1919, and a young hero is being held prisoner in the small town of Berry, France. A judge is sent to question the prisoner, and ultimately determine his fate. All the while, a mutt dog keeps vigil outside the prison. It's a beautifully written short novel,with suspense, mystery, and one that keeps the reader wondering what the prisoner has done to land in prison. It's an intriguing story, and highly recommended. Just as an aside--the author is one of the founders of Doctors Without Borders.