Born in 1969 in Marseille, he teaches literature. He is the author of several novels, including, from Gallimard Editions, Eden Utopia (white collection, 2015, Folio n° 6174) and How to Live Like a Hero (white collection, 2017, Folio n° 6663).
Just imagine: you find yourself in Times Square, in midtown New York, when suddenly a photo of your childhood best friend appears on the giant screens. It’s really him, Ethan Shaw, the high school golden boy, rising star from the small town of Drysden. For the narrator, Adam Vollmann, Ethan was a savior: by extending his friendship, he enabled Adam to fit in. And this same man now stands accused of raping and killing an adolescent, wanted across the country!
Adam, a journalist, will launch an investigation and head back to where it all started. But no one can retrace their past unscathed. And what Adam will discover about Ethan, the victim and himself could change everything. In this novel conceived as a thriller by design, nothing is familiar: the characters prove elusive, the hall of mirrors perfect, and reality, in the land of Donald Trump, dangerously resembles fiction. Amidst a David Lynch-like atmosphere and against a backdrop of fake news, the author interrogates identity, what lies hidden behind names, and our relationship with the truth. A fascinating treasure hunt in which we get languidly lost and where suspense and manipulation reign supreme. An inspired masterwork.
Journalist & jury member of the Lucien-Barrière Literary Award