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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221259580
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 306
Size : 135 x 200 mm
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A Father of one's own

Release date : 10/02/2022
You never are the person you thought to be…
"A chirurgical dissection of the human condition with all its complexities and paradoxes" (La Croix)
Alban Jessel and his wife Lydia have created their own flourishing landscaping business.
A beautifully united couple, a great team of workers, two adult kids in college:  everything seems to be going their way – until, one evening, being about to close up his office, Alban receives a call from a...
Alban Jessel and his wife Lydia have created their own flourishing landscaping business.
A beautifully united couple, a great team of workers, two adult kids in college:  everything seems to be going their way – until, one evening, being about to close up his office, Alban receives a call from a young stranger. This unknown woman tells him to be the bearer of a confidential message. Without telling anything to his wife, whom he normally shares everything with, Alban meets up with the stranger. The young woman tells him about her witnessing the last days of a certain Michelle, suffering from a terminal form of cancer. Michelle wanted Alban to know, that all her life, she had not loved anyone but him. What is all this about? Alban has not the slightest recollection of a Michelle….Unless….
Little by little, almost against his own volition, he remembers this short amorous episode of his
Youth. Although he thought to have forgotten everything about it, this episode will have terrible consequences for his life, the life of his family as well as the life of the messenger and will be casting doubt on everything he thought to be solid and reliable in his life.  
 
Key points:
What vicious cycle results of us wanting to ignore or modify some unpleasant and indelible facts of our lives?
When we start, even unconsciously, to arrange reality, we eventually get stuck with our lies. “A Father of one’s own” explores the sometimes horrific consequences of these kinds of arrangements with reality.
An unrelenting and suspenseful story full of psychological insight, which addresses in a delicate and differentiated manner fundamental questions of our time such as filiations, domestic violence and victimization
Considered already as a contemporary classic, the author settles his story in his native Belgium yet gives it a universal significance.  
The latest work of a highly regarded and universally hailed author whose works regularly make the top 5 of the Belgian best-seller-lists.
The true heir to the legacy of famous Belgian writer Georges Simenon and a worthy addition to the heritage list of great writers at Robert Laffont.
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EAN : 9782221259580
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 306
Size : 135 x 200 mm
Robert Laffont