Claire Vesin

Blanches

February 1, 2024
Fiction
304 pages
9782385530549
978-2-3855-3054-9
																Claire Vesin, Blanches
																Claire Vesin, Blanches

A striking debut novel about the hospital environment.

Nestled in the Parisian suburbs, among its towers and inhabitants, Jean-Claude has spent his entire career in the surgical department of the Villedeuil hospital. Melancholic and now alone, at least he is still passionate about his work. Laëtitia was born there and now works there as a nurse, but she is struggling with the hash environment of the emergency room. Aimée, a brilliant but lost young woman, is about to start an internship. Driven by unseen bonds, she has decided to do her first placement in Villedeuil. Fabrice, an emergency room doctor, will soon become a father but is trying to escape his personal life.

During the months they spend together, their destinies intertwine. In a hospital that’s at breaking point, they will share joys and failures, distress, and a love for their profession. Despite the difficulties, they persevere until one night, the delicate balance is called into question, throwing their lives into upheaval.

With this poignant debut novel, Claire Vesin lets us hear the vibrant voices of those who make the public hospital work, and who are forever marked by the everyday struggle to provide dignified care.

The author

Claire Vesin est née en 1977 à Champigny-sur-Marne. Après une adolescence aux Etats-Unis et des études de médecine à Paris, elle décide d’exercer en banlieue parisienne, où elle vit aujourd’hui. Blanches est son premier roman.

Strong points

In the tradition of the Hippocrate series, an addictive debut that takes us to the heart of the public hospital, a theme much rarer in literature than on the screen

A powerfully human text that reveals a gallery of characters torn between private lives and professional lives under high tension

An author who posts chronicles of her life as a doctor on Instagram and is followed by 8,000 subscribers

February 1, 2024
Fiction
304 pages
9782385530549
978-2-3855-3054-9