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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221256602
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 288
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Novelty
Grown-up love

Release date : 31/03/2022
What remains of our childhood loves?
The revival of a love affair dating back to the 1980s and 1990s
June 2019. Emmanuelle Dijon, thirty-five years of age, attends the wedding of her baby sister who is marrying her high school sweetheart. This festive day, Emmanuelle has dreaded it since she is about to encounter her own childhood sweetheart Vincent, her first love, her first time. Except for, since then,... June 2019. Emmanuelle Dijon, thirty-five years of age, attends the wedding of her baby sister who is marrying her high school sweetheart. This festive day, Emmanuelle has dreaded it since she is about to encounter her own childhood sweetheart Vincent, her first love, her first time. Except for, since then, Vincent has entered into a civil partnership, has become a father and has taken up roots in Switzerland. In a nutshell: Vincent has grown old and so has Emmanuelle.
What will they have to say to each other after such a long time? Between two canapés, he utters: “This is stupid, isn’t it?” What is stupid? Their past youth ? Their aborted relationship ? This ceremony with its retro songs, its stupid jokes and its conga lines? While the marriage festivities reach their peak, Emmanuelle remembers her childhood and her relationship with Vincent – the late 1980ies, the early 1990ies, the fashionable bandannas, the song Cendrillon by the music group Téléphone, the old Renault 19…
In this lovely novel brimming with tenderness and humor, Caroline Michel resuscitates the kind of delicate memories that are the hallmarks of childhood and youth, of a carefree existence before the life altering changes of adulthood.
 
Key points:
A confirmed author who has already published two novels: 89 Months [89 Mois] as well as Preludes [Préludes, 2016, Livre de poche 2018] which has sold already more than 8,000 copies.
A funny and nostalgic comedy that reminds us of the successful French movie Jeux d’enfants by and with Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard.
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EAN : 9782221256602
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 288
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont