- Paru le 20/08/2015
- Genre : Littérature française
- 192 pages - 140 x 205 mm
- EAN : 9782715241374
- ISBN : 9782715241374
The Backward Summer
Italy - Bompiani
Long-listed Prix Renaudot 2015
Yves Bichet’s new novel tells how three residents escape from an old people’s home, led on the run by Clémence, their nurse, and Douss, the janitor. To subsist, this incredible gang of five rob supermarkets with fake weapons. As it is summer and the heat is scorching, they also stock up with bottles of water and misters that they freely distribute in all the retirement homes they find on their way. Overwhelmed by the heatwave, the authorities let these modern Robin Hood do as they please…
On a breathless rhythm, this epic and burlesque tale multiplies twists and surprises, with zany and endearing characters. Yves Bichet gets us into a tender and intergenerational trip, which also gives prominence to the outraged of all kinds.
Yves Bichet wrote many poetry collections and novels, among them La part animale, Les terres froides, Resplandy and L’homme qui marche.