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Du pur amour et du saut à l’élastique
Frédéric Pagès

Max de Kool, thirty-something and single, fascinated by philosophy, lives a nomadic existence dedicated to Descartes and Nietzsche, his favorite authors, and to an essay he has been writing for years about the sublime in Kant. His travels lead him to Geneva, where he meets Blandina Blandinova, an internationally renowned top model. Without meaning to, he winds up in her bed. The idyll doesn’t last long, because, despite his professed rationalism, Max has one dangerously uncontrollable impulse: when he hears a Julio Iglesias song, he gets violent. And poor Blandina winds up K.O. on the carpet for having listened to Vous, les femmes. Ashamed, Max heads off to the mountains to take stock of his life, his loves and his temper. At an altitude of 2,000 meters (6,500 ft.), as the only guest in an abandoned hotel, his quiet retreat is disturbed by the arrival of a group of marketing students who have come to celebrate the end of the school year with their professors. Chic gala or techno rave? Will drugs and stripping be allowed? A mystical lady cop, an adept of Madame Guyon and quietism, tries to preach peace, silent prayer and the dissolution of ego. The exact opposite of Max’s philosophy. For him, salvation comes from above, in the firmament of Ideas.
Still, the styles and generations are cohabiting harmoniously when the voice of Julio Iglesias rings out. Victim of his old demons, Max spoils the party with an unspeakable act.
What if salvation was in the Fall? Early in the morning, Max dives head first into nothingness. Resurrection is in sight.

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  • Publication date : 20/01/2011
  • Size : 14 x 20,5 cm, 208 p., 17,25 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-35580-016-0
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