Arthur Morgan travels to New York in the 1950s. He encounters gilded youth, the rich and eccentric, and is invited to the White House. He succeeds in meeting the great and the good. But the repercussions of unfulfilled desires and love will resurface long after Arthur has returned to France.
'Our lives would be all the richer if we read a Michel Déon novel – a modern classic' William Boyd
'I loved this book for the way, in its particularities and its casual narration, it admitted me to a world I knew nothing about, and the many ways it made me care. It is not just a glimpse into the past, but the study of the heart of a man and his times.' Paul Theroux
'Inspired by Henry Fielding’s 18th-century novel Tom Jones, about a similarly clueless but likable character making his way on the road of life. As witty as its English forebear but with French savoir-faire, The Foundling Boy may win new readers for books translated from French' New York Times
'Déon sheds riotous humor and immense delight on the misgivings of men.' New York Times Books