The Foundling's War


The Foundling's War is a 1977 novel by the French writer Michel Déon. Its French title is les Vingt ans du jeune homme vert, which means "the twenty years of the green young man". It is set in occupied Paris during World War II and follows a young man who grew up as an adoptive child and navigates through the social turmoil around him. The book is the sequel to The Foundling Boy from 1975, which is set during the interwar period. The Foundling's War was published by éditions Gallimard in 1977. An English translation by Julian Evans was published in 2014 through Gallic Books.
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language: French
date of publication: 1977
genre: novel
narrative location: Paris


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