More than a feminist novel, Hommes / Men is a hymn to desire, as long as it can be shared without becoming a fight.
When she recognizes the man with whom she had an affair on the TV, Lena Moss panics. Twenty years ago, this man, Aiden, almost strangled her. He is now wanted for serial rapes. Who was Aiden? And who was she when she had a one-night stand with this “Texas giant”?
Going back to her past, Lena revisits this intoxicating, frightening relationship. As if to reassure herself, she also remembers Gwyn, the anti-Aiden, a gentle and generous man, who wasn’t frightened by female desire.
Emmanuelle Richard’s powerful writing gets to the point: acting inappropriately with a woman is a time bomb; looking at someone with evil in your eye is an arrow in the heart. But she also depicts of sexual pleasure and enjoyment with sensitive precision.