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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221259269
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 306
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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Heads down

Release date : 10/02/2022
This is a place of hurt, of blood and broken bones, a place that is fated to be and soon will be the scene of a murder.
Agropig is a slaughterhouse, the last stronghold of jobs in an otherwise desperately forsaken and deserted area without any future. Ronan, a withdrawn and silent young man, goes there every day. He is worn out by a strange illness he does not understand. Together with his partner Emma, a student... Agropig is a slaughterhouse, the last stronghold of jobs in an otherwise desperately forsaken and deserted area without any future. Ronan, a withdrawn and silent young man, goes there every day. He is worn out by a strange illness he does not understand. Together with his partner Emma, a student saving up for an education at a prestigious business school, he bleeds animals seven hours a day. Broken from years of labor at the slaughterhouse, Carol, a gentle and friendly woman, is old enough to be their mother. Why does she not show any anger? Right next to them, in the adjacent administration building, a managing director fights to keep the slaughterhouse open. Production margins, productivity, animal welfare… as for the workers, he will get to it another time.
The first bullet case of a hunting rifle is placed on the director’s desk. An anonymous envelope containing a death threat. There will be others.
Heads down retraces the journeys of a group of workers in an ultra-violent environment. Despite their daily accumulation of frustration and pain, they go silently about their business, heads down, without complaining. Some persevere while others break – until the unforgivable happens…
This novel highlights a fundamental injustice: being deprived of a voice, unable to express and articulate one’s pain.
 
Key points:
A poignant social study
A book that shows the true face of present-day France
A suspenseful page-turner written in a masterful style
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EAN : 9782221259269
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 306
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont