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The Value of Nothing By John Tagholm

The Value of Nothing
by John Tagholm

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Youssef Tigha lives in a makeshift camp in the centre of Paris. He's twelve years old. An Arab. Michael Finistere is a financier with several homes. Chance, or fate, brings the migrant and the multi-millionaire together. For one of them, life will never be the same again...
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The Value of Nothing by John Tagholm

Youssef Tigha lives in a makeshift camp in the centre of Paris. He's twelve years old. An Arab. Michael Finistere is a financier with several homes. Chance, or fate, brings the migrant and the multi-millionaire together. For one of them, life will never be the same again... Youssef's world is lived minute by minute, his territory not the golden heart of the world's most beautiful city but the land bounded by the great railway terminus, the Gard du Nord. Youssef regards the tracks as his home, the ugly part of the city that Parisians don't want, any more than they want him. When Michael Finistere and his young assistant Mary arrive in Paris to finalise the development of a warehouse complex, the introduction of failed opera singer Sophie Arditti, now a translator, causes worlds to collide and expectations to be overturned. On the face of it, Youssef Tigha has nothing and Michael Finistere everything. In The Value of Nothing they play out a modern opera, a story for these troubled times in which the future is perilous and love, more than ever, is uncertain.

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The Value of Nothing Reviews


'Perfectly pitched and heartbreaking' - Julia Hobsbawm

About John Tagholm


John Tagholm is a writer and television producer. He has written three previous books for Quartet - No Identifiable Remains, Bad Marriage and Parallel Lives - which have been met with considerable praise. John lives in North London, with his wife Sally.

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GOR010212761
The Value of Nothing by John Tagholm
John Tagholm
Used - Like New
Paperback
Quartet Books
2019-10-11
0704374714
9780704374713
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.