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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221249369
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 288
Size : 140 x 225 mm
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Archie

Release date : 14/10/2021
After the success of Mademoiselle Butterfly, Alia Cardyn is back with Archie, a strong, radiant story about a teenage boy who walks over 600 miles in search of humanity.
The poems for my mother cannot speak of my suffering. They must tell of the hope, however small, that directs our lives. I must confess that I haven’t always believed in it. Not often. Rarely. I pretend. I slip into the skin of that other boy who would have received... The poems for my mother cannot speak of my suffering. They must tell of the hope, however small, that directs our lives. I must confess that I haven’t always believed in it. Not often. Rarely. I pretend. I slip into the skin of that other boy who would have received more. I imagine seeing life through his eyes. Life when we have love. Archie, age 16, has been institutionalized. His mother, a drug addict, is incapable of raising him. Instead of giving in to feeling trapped by his daily reality, Archie fights against it. One day, a dream forms, a dream of leaving everything and walking to a democratic school, a place where children are free to decide what they do with their day. Archie will journey over 600 miles along the coastal path. Through the silence, his story is superimposed on the sky, the sea, the cliffs that disappear into the sea swells. His brutal childhood—filled with wounds and secrets—plays out before him. But no life is lost from the start. Archie finds the diary kept by Madeleine—the nurse who has taken care of him since the day he was born. And on the way, an open-air poet will be born…
With her fifth novel, Alia Cardyn brings a radiant, moving, poetic story about the formation of a human being.
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EAN : 9782221249369
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 288
Size : 140 x 225 mm
Robert Laffont