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EAN : 9782260018223
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 130 x 205 mm
Olympus of the Unfortunate

Release date : 07/01/2010

Wedged between a garbage dump and the sea, Olympus of the Unfortunate is an open field populated with vagabonds and rejects who have chosen to turn their backs on society.

In this land of illusions and great solitude lives One-Eyed Ach, Junior the Simpleton,...

Wedged between a garbage dump and the sea, Olympus of the Unfortunate is an open field populated with vagabonds and rejects who have chosen to turn their backs on society.

In this land of illusions and great solitude lives One-Eyed Ach, Junior the Simpleton, Mama the Ghostly, The Pasha, its court of drunks and other outcasts who are as dark as they are endearing.

Junior is a young and naive bum who vows an unlimited admiration to Ach while at the same time subscribing to Horr’s philosophies. Horr is a self-made bum who voluntarily rejects society’s values: money, work, family. Horr is free of any connections or ties. But when a profound affection takes root between the members of this homeless community, any detachment turns out to be a mere illusion.


Though they may be immoral and decaying in their own decline, the characters in this tale remain heroic. The spirit of solidarity and the sense of camaraderie that reigns over Horr’s followers contrast with the violence and individualism of modern society.

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EAN : 9782260018223
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 130 x 205 mm
Julliard