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Ma Meilleure amie
Fabienne Jacob

Three literature students are housemates in an apartment they’ve nicknamed Campo. There’s Helga, the narrator; Rosie, who waitresses on the side; and Sambre, the most charismatic of the three, who calls the tune. They are soon joined by Anders. A libertarian spirit blows through their offbeat home until the day Sambre slams the door on her way out, and disappears without a word. Her departure signs a death sentence for Campo, and for their youth in general. The three abandoned friends throw themselves into their work and adult lives as though they were throwing jumping off a cliff. A question runs through the whole book – in which Sambre’s unexplained disappearance is both the starting point and the narrative thread: how do you invent a life? How do you survive reality when your youthful ideals had been so intoxicatingly powerful? A joyful book, bursting with sap and life, that comes to us straight from the old world, like a balm for the Covid castaways we have become.

Ma Meilleure amie -
  • Buchet/Chastel
  • Littérature française
  • Novel
  • Publication date : 19/08/2021
  • Size : 13 x 19,0 cm, 224 p., 17,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03339-5
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