The Bootty is a tale of passion, the story of a bedazzlement and a heartbreak. Maud, the ardent libertine, has left, and the narrator holds true to the promise he made: that if she disappeared, he would write about her. He confides his despair to his cousin, Bernard, a collector of women who is immune to desire as well as jealousy. Two voices are thus confronted, two philosophies of sex and love: Bernard’s inflexible discourse, both incorrect and provocative and that of his cousin trapped in the vertigo of l’amour fou. The obscure Bernard, the luminous Maud – two characters who incarnate in turn the conflict in which the narrator is caught.
Once more, Yves Laplace leads us astray. He belongs to a family of writers who, from Céline to Bataille, choose to ignore moral standards in order to fully express the tragedy of human existence. In his sophisticated and delightful style, Laplace thus explores the dangerous zones that lay at the edges of our fantasies.
Yves Laplace was born in Genèva in 1958. A committed essay writer and play-write, he has published L’inséminateur (2001), Les dépossédés (2001), Les hautes œuvres (2001), Un mur cache la guerre (2003), L'Homme exemplaire (2004) et L’Original (2004) with Stock.