The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (Paperback)
Bloomsbury USA, 9781582344577, 240pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2006
Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. The details are shrouded in mystery. Louis's mother is shell-shocked; his father has vanished. And after some confusion Louis himself, miraculously alive but deep in a coma, arrives at Dr. Pascal Dannachet's celebrated coma clinic Full of astonishing twists and turns, this is a masterful tale of the secrets the human mind can hide.