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La Mise à nu

Louis Claret is an aging professor who lives in a small town. Divorced for several years now, with his daughters living lives unlike anything he would have imagined for them, he lets himself get carried along by routine. One night, to fill an otherwise empty evening, he goes to the opening of a show of paintings by Alexandre Laudin – a former student of his. Back then, Alexandre faded into the woodwork, but he has since become a celebrity in the art world. Louis doesn’t have the slightest clue to what extent reconnecting with Laudin is going to upend his whole life.

La Mise à nu is about what he we leave behind us, in the end: children, friends, books or paintings… Jean-Philippe Blondel, in a very personal and subtle vein, portrays with great delicacy that awkward moment when you start taking stock of your existence, while making a point of honor of soldiering on with a brave face.

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  • Buchet/Chastel
  • Littérature française
  • Novel
  • Publication date : 04/01/2018
  • Size : 11,5 x 19,0 cm, 252 p., 15,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03022-6
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United States, English (US), New Vessel Press
Israel, Hebrew, Keter Books

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