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Un hiver à Paris
Jean-Philippe Blondel

The narrator, a young man from a provincial town, arrives in the big city to go to a very selective school. There, he will discover a new loneliness and a ruthlessly competitive world. One day, a somewhat fragile student breaks down in the middle of a class, insults the teacher, storms out of the room and steps over a railing.

One Winter in Paris has all the charms we’ve come to expect from Jean-Philippe Blondel’s novels: complex relations; a breakdown followed by a reconstruction – at a price; an attraction to both death and life; emotional confusion; success born of a misunderstanding; pleasure in the shadow of pain; resentment in the shadow of happiness.

The author’s three geographical compass points – the provincial city of Troyes, Paris and the moor-like Landes region – all appear in this novel. This book is in a similar vein to Et rester vivant ('And Stay Alive'): the hero-author-narrator has the same wildness, the same pure raging desire – to stand up to the world despite an almost dilettante attitude.

A young man from the provinces moves to Paris. His coming-of-age story.

Un hiver à Paris -
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  • Publication date : 01/01/2015
  • Size : 11,5 x 19,0 cm, 272 p., 15,00 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-02694-6
Backlist of the author
  • Un si petit monde -
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  • La Grande Escapade -
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  • La Mise à nu -
  • Mariages de saison -
  • G229 -
  • 06h41 -
  • Et rester vivant -
  • G229 -
  • Le Baby-sitter -
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Austria, German, Deuticke Verlag

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