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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221254486
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 198
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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Burning cheeks

Release date : 10/02/2022
The first novel by Jil Caplan.
Time is passing slowly, life stays sealed and mysterious. I think about how one becomes something, somebody […] I can’t believe that this thing will be real, more real than the pocket of Blondie’s album and the open mouth of Debbie Harry pressed against the mic. I can’t believe that... Time is passing slowly, life stays sealed and mysterious. I think about how one becomes something, somebody […] I can’t believe that this thing will be real, more real than the pocket of Blondie’s album and the open mouth of Debbie Harry pressed against the mic. I can’t believe that things will change, that I will grow up, have my period, have breasts, and still I can’t think of anything else but this, about how it will be to be an adult, to be free and to be rid of my embarrassing little body.
Paris, 20th arrondissement, a popular quarter. Valentine grows up in a modest family relying on self-taught culture and attached to libertarian values. The story of her childhood is punctuated by 23 life-defining discs, 23 albums by the likes of David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys and Jean Ferrat, that have accompanied her somewhat chaotic start in life.
An adolescence marked by a burning desire for independence as well as by some seminal experiences: first concert, first love, first student room, first contract as a singer, first child…
In an electric style, Valentine draws the portrait of a sensitive and exuberant young woman in the 1980ies and 1990ies along with a whole gallery of atypical and very “rock’n roll” characters, as well as spiritual and geographical journeys and esthetic illuminations that all together make up the becoming of an artist.  
Without concessions, this book narrates the life of a popular singer, a life resonating with passion and desire but also with the ever looming presence of the artist’s spleen.
 
Key points:
The autobiographical story of a French celebrity
The first novel by Jil Caplan.
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EAN : 9782221254486
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 198
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont