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Le Chien rouge
Philippe Ségur

Pushed to the limit by both his job and his contemporaries, Peter Seurg snaps, feeling like he just doesn’t understand the world he lives in any more. The medical profession, which he reluctantly consults, prescribes an astounding array of anti-depressants, sleeping pills and tranquilizers. In just a few weeks, our hero’s personality changes dramatically: he breaks up with his girlfriend, Neith; rejects his earlier bourgeois lifestyle, and goes to live in splendid isolation in the woods …

After a few months of that, Peter, his head miraculously cleared, wakes up and realizes that he still loves Neith. She, however, no longer wants to have anything to do with him. Having returned to a devastated personal environment, Peter now finds himself confronted with a series of important questions…

In an uncompromising critique of today’s society, Le Chien rouge paints the psychological portrait of an idealistic man who suffers from his own rebellion. It is a novel about emotional maturity, as well as both a tribute to art and literature and a damning assessment of the world’s political situation.

Distressed by the evolution of the world around him, Peter Seurg slides into depression and the hands of prescription-wielding doctors. Chemistry, alcohol, drugs, burners… The road that will lead him to himself is long and fraught with pitfalls! A magnificently accomplished novel about our society.

Le Chien rouge -
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  • Buchet/Chastel
  • Littérature française
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  • Publication date : 23/08/2018
  • Size : 14 x 20,5 cm, 240 p., 17,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03130-8
Backlist of the author
  • Extermination des cloportes -
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  • Le Rêve de l’homme lucide -
  • Le Pouvoir monstrueux -
  • Vacance au pays perdu -
  • Seulement l’amour -
  • Écrivain (en 10 leçons) -
  • Poétique de l’égorgeur -
  • Autoportrait à l’ouvre-boîte -
  • Métaphysique du chien -
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