The Bird Oiseau
By Robert Landman
The old family home on the Place Dauphine is tall and deep. When he isn't needed by the President of the Republic to fix a crisis, the grand-père plays the blues in the marble ballroom. Armand’s globetrotter parents were killed in the Mato Grosso, by mistake, a political thing.
His child is stillborn, his wife killed on the Autoroute, his friendships dissolve into thin air. On the other hand he has his books, his beloved car, and his illusions of the Fifth Republic which is at his beck and call.
The book ends outside Cannes, in a truck, in an empty landscape, in the heat. The Breton driver has provided grand-père with the pistol with which grand-père shot himself, after losing everything. Armand is left as if on the landscape of the moon. As the truck driver says, Breton has no word for happiness. Still, in Bretagne there is Céleste.
188 pages - 59.000 words - e-book
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