With his disturbing tone, Denis Michelis chisels in this tragicomedy a funny and sharp criticism of our conception of family, social and love success.
A father and son are looking for a place with each other in a new life in the country. But how can they hope for their future if the son refuses to do well in high school and the father neglects his role as a parent? The unexpected arrival of a long-time “friend” named Hans, an equivocal character with strange methods, shakes up their lives and gives it an unsuspected meaning.
The novel intertwines obsessions and metaphors on the myth of Œdipus and makes us measure to what extent the passage to adulthood transfigures reality.