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You may know the songs of Bertrand Belin, his dreamlike and poetic lyrics.  In that case, don’t hesitate to jump into Requin, his first absurd, offbeat novel.  The hero – or rather the anti-hero – is the victim of a fateful muscular cramp and is on the point of drowning in the Moselle Lake.  Rather than lamenting his fate, as he sinks he debates the vacuous quality of life, his pathetic past loves, and his inexorable approaching death, all while maintaining a delicate and self-deprecating tone.

Requin by Bertrand Belin, P. O. L. 2015

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By Bertrand Belin
Pages: 192 Pages
Publisher: P.O.L
Format: Book
Language: French
Dimensions: 205 mm x 140 mm x 16 mm
Publication Date:
05 Mars 2015
ISBN-10 : 2818035716
Un homme se noie par un bel après-midi d'été dans un lac artificiel, alors qu'un peu plus loin, sur la plage, sa femme et son enfant ne se doutent de rien. Cette noyade va s'étendre sur environ 200 pages pendant... Read more
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