Fragments of Life
Fragments of life : a collection of twenty short, independent, snapshot-like texts, which aim to seize and give meaning to the insignificant yet often precious trivia of our daily existence, governed by the passing of time.
Whether describing the irritations of a beach-loathing narrator faced with pervasive grains of sand and the sweltering heat of summer on some shore of Brittany, or just depicting the serenity of an early morning cup of coffee in the stillness of a sleepy old farmhouse, each text calls on the reader’s awareness of a common destiny.
Each tableau alludes to the transient fragility of happiness, echoing back to childhood memories, and, though that may not sound like much, each story actually deals with the meaning of life.
Certainly a profound and heartfelt book that will linger in your mind long after you have read it.
His new novel
Le crépuscule des ronces
will be released next august.
In the twilight of thorns
Two couples, two parallel stories that speak of the betrayals, failures and rifts of our ordinary lives; two narratives whose intricate architecture mirrors the tragic complexity of human relations.
When the reality of daily routine shatters the illusion of eternal love, when breaking up has become inevitable, when illness and defeat can no longer be ignored, all that may be left then is the unwavering friendship of Fãnch and Mike, who share a common yearning for poetry, viewing the world through the same perceptive yet disillusioned eye.
From Brussels’ Tour and Taxi Exhibit Hall, to the Croix Rousse neighborhood in Lyon and the rugged beauty of Brittany’s Mont d’Arrée and northern Armorican shores, Fãnch and Mike will embark on an impossible quest for happiness, in a desperate attempt to escape the tragic absurdity of existence.
Despite it all, literature will have the last say.