La couleur de l'air a changé
A feel-good, inter-generational rite-of-passage road trip.
Camille is a young woman who’s bored with her life and her relationship. One evening she cheats on her partner, and when he finds out he tries to strangle her. Deeply shaken, she runs away and is picked up on the roadside by Jen and Michel, a couple of misfits travelling around France in their van from one building development protest to another.
Along the way they meet Mamie, a lonely retiree who becomes a kindly protector for this impromptu trio. They start to see glimpses of the pleasures of communal life, eroticism, a rediscovery of their senses and – most importantly – self-acceptance.
Cécile Cayrel is thirty years old. La Couleur de l’air a changé is her debut novel.