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L'amour est très surestimé
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Parution : 
21/03/2007
96 pages
Format :
135 x 215 mm
EAN : 
9782234059252
Prix: 
11.20 €

L'amour est très surestimé

Onze voix, onze personnages racontent la fin de l'amour.

Comment tout cela est-il arrivé ? Agacements, baisers distraits, affrontements, histoires ratées avant d'avoir commencé, c'est le couple mis à nu, sans les artifices de la fiction. Le couple déchiré et meurtri, quand l'autre n'est plus désiré ou qu'il ne nous désire plus. Quand la conversation amoureuse fait place au monologue et aux reproches. On ne se supporte plus, on ne rêve plus ensemble, on va se séparer. On va parler aux enfants. Ou bien on pense rattraper le temps perdu et on se tait pour éviter le naufrage. La fin de l'amour c'est aussi la disparition de l'être aimé à qui l'on parle seul dans le noir et sans lequel on ne sait plus où est sa place.

Ces histoires nous sont familières, nous y retrouvons nos petits arrangements, nos déceptions, notre violence aussi. C'est la vie ordinaire des hommes et des femmes qui tentent, depuis des siècles, l'aventure de l'amour.

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Eleven voices, eleven characters recount the end of a love story.
How did it happen? Irritation, indifferent kisses, conflicts, romances that are failures from the start: all in all, the couple is unveiled, without the prop of fiction.
This is a depiction of the couple ripped apart and in pain, when you cannot stand each other anymore; when you have stopped dreaming together; when you are about to break-up. You start explaining the situation to the children. Or you think you can catch up the lost time and you shut your mouth to avoid creating irreversible damages.
The end of love is also the disappearance of the loved one, the person you talk to in the dark and without whom you loose your sense of place.
These are familiar stories, where we find again the small bargains, the disillusions, as well as the violence that one experiences in such situations. These are tales of ordinary lives, from women and men as they launch into the old adventure of love. Sparse and intense, in the vein of Brigitte Giraud’s celebrated style, this radical and deeply affecting book testifies to the author’s unique ability to convey the fragility of beings, and offers a lucid and critical account of life as a couple.

Brigitte Giraud was born in Algeria in 1960. She has worked as a journalist as well as a book keeper. She is programming director of the Festival of Bron, an important literary event taking place in the region of Lyon where she now resides. She has written four novels, La Chambre des parents (Fayard, 1997), Nico (Stock, 1999), Marée noire (Stock, 2004), J’apprends (Stock, 2005), and a novella, À présent (Stock, 2001).