A sensitive and disturbing first novel of great psychological finesse.
When Elisabeth and Stéphane move away from Paris to suburb with their daughter Maëva, they are convinced that they are starting a new life. A big house that will allow them to start again on a good footing; to save their relationship, to finally make old dreams come true, to find happiness and a carefree life again. But is it so simple to recreate bonds that no longer exist, to forget betrayals? What if it is outside this family, with others, that everyone has to find a reason to live.
In her first novel, Carine Joaquim explores the mechanics of minds and bodies, the nascent passions and destroyed relationships, misunderstandings and secret hopes that set these lives ablaze.