Où vont les fils ?
Sélection Prix Interallié 2019
L’enfance est un paquebot. Il faut prendre la mer malgré les tempêtes. Où vont les fils ? se demandent les pères inquiets de les perdre de vue sur la ligne d’horizon.»
- Paru le 03/10/2019
- Genre : Littérature française
- 160 pages - 140 x 205 mm
- EAN : 9782715253902
- ISBN : 9782715253902
Where Are the Sons Going?
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Long-listed for Prix Interallié 2019
What do we really know about the children’s sadness when their parents get divorced? A writer and father — inside and outside at the same time — is trying to say what he is catching intermittently from his own children’s reactions. Without ever replacing them, he relates in an objective way some concrete details, notes down their emotions as if he were a seismograph of the soul.
Through the records of his own happy childhood, his formative years, his love of the sea, his travels, his discovery of Cambodia and the Khmer rouges period, his encounter with François Bizot, his readings (Flaubert of course) and the movies by Claude Sautet, Olivier Frébourg also speaks about his own experience.
With lot of modesty and intelligence, Olivier Frébourg comprehends a cataclysm of modern society. A nostalgic acclamation of family happiness, this text is also an astounding declaration of love from a father to his sons.
A publisher and a journalist, Olivier Frébourg is the author of Gaston et Gustave (Prix Décembre 2011) and La Grande Nageuse (Prix Jean Freustié 2014), both available in paperback edition (Folio).