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Description

In the style of Une Soeur and Le Chemisier, Bastien Vivès' first mystery-thriller.

Jimmy Girard is a young police officer in the (imaginary) village of Roissan-en-Isère. It is there that he meets Vincent Louyot and his daughter Lisa. Vincent, traumatized by his wife's death in a terrorist attack, has left Paris to mourn and try to resume painting. His daughter, a quiet teenager, aspires to enjoy her youth in a rather idyllic setting. With all their differences, Jimmy decides to take this curious damaged family under his wing...

Although non-French readers (like me) may be lost in the dialogue-heavy scenes, Vives works his usual magic in the many dialogue-free, purely visual pages and scenes.

From the publisher:

In this contemporary thriller, Bastien Vivès and Martin Quenehen paint a portrait of conflicted characters who seek to give meaning to their existence in a traumatized France, both paranoid and divided.

Resume:

Bastien Vivès nous livre son premier thriller.

Quand Jimmy, un jeune gendarme, rencontre Vincent, un peintre qui vient de perde sa femme dans un attentat, il décide de les prendre, sa fille Lisa et lui, sous son aile. Mais peut-on sauver les gens malgré eux ? Et dans quelle mesure est-il forcément juste de vouloir jouer les justiciers ?

Dans ce polar contemporain, Bastien Vivès et Martin Quenehen dressent le portrait de personnages déboussolés qui cherchent à donner un sens à leur existence dans une France traumatisée, à la fois paranoïaque et divisée.

Features

Bastien Vives
Martin Quenehen, Bastien Vivès

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket

Creators

Bastien
Vives
Martin
Quenehen, Bastien Vivès

Publishing Information

Brussels
Casterman
2020
1st
9782203196834

Physical Description

11 inches
7.7 inches
256 pages
black & white
Hardcover
pictorial boards
French