It’s a place and a story: La Cingle. A modest territory in terms of surface area, but one that conveys all the flaws and contradictions of our societies. Formerly a protected area, La Cingle is set for radical transformation. The state wants to destroy everything in order to install photovoltaic panels. For the past two years, activists have been occupying the site in a gesture of ultimate resistance.
After Les nuits d’été, Thomas Flahaut’s third novel focuses on the intimate trajectories of Jérôme and Camille, two free spirits each trying in their own way to change the course of things. Camille s’en va shows the ambivalence of commitment, between utopia and rage. The book also affirms the power of fiction, a poetic and narrative space for creation that allows us to experience social and political issues in the opposite way to the great speeches. It elucidates from the inside, through love and friendship, what it means to live in a world on the brink of implosion.