An agency selects potential parents, offering them thirty minutes to convince a virtual child, symbolised by a light indicator, to come out of the void and accept them as family.
A man is sent by his companion to be treated for depression in a lake side hotel surrounded by mountains. There, he meets an extremely wealthy neurasthenic manufacturer and immerses himself in an atmosphere of luxurious agony that ends in freezing waters.
In an isolated house at the edge of a treacherous forest, two men awaits the woman who once loved them. But Julia does not come alone, and her apparition is most unsettling.
The short stories that compose this collection draw us into an absurdist and threatening universe of hostile places and tormented, forsaken characters. But the feeling of despair is offset by Véronique Bizot’s talent at highlighting the funny side of t he most morbid of situations.
Véronique Bizot was born in 1958. She is a journalist and lives in Paris. Les sangliers is her first book.