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Les Rues bleues
Julien Thèves

1989: A young man flees the suffocating cocoon of family life in the toxically provincial town where he grew up and heads for the big city – Gay Paree. There he falls madly in love and can finally be himself: a nocturnal creature, a gay activist, and a free man.

Telling the tale both of a young man’s coming-of-age, and of his explorations of Paris, a fascinating city bursting with both history and stories. A city that changes as time goes by, yet somehow stays profoundly the same. Like the narrator, the capital is a full-fledged character in the book.

Blue Streets also relates several decades of France’s`history. From the end of the post-war boom to massive unemployment, the AIDS crisis, and the evolution of the family structure; as well as terrorism, environmentalism and hyper-consumerism.

1989: A young man heads for the big city, Paris, shaking off the shackles of small-town life. A poetic text about a city’s power of seduction, and about society’s evolution and the passing of time.

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  • Littérature française
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  • Publication date : 16/01/2020
  • Size : 11,5 x 19,0 cm, 256 p., 16,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03353-1
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