The place, Montréal-la-Cluse. The victim, Catherine Burgod, stabbed twenty-eight times in the post office where she worked. The book, the story of a crime.
So this book is the story of a crime. It took Florence Aubenas seven years to reconstruct all the episodes—all but one.
The result is striking. Beyond the news item and the police investigation, L’inconnu de la poste is the portrait of a France that one would be wrong to say ordinary. For if chance seems to govern the lives of the protagonists of this story, Florence Aubenas offers each of them the dignity of a destiny.