An exhilarating feminist tale full of twists and turns.
Imagine a republic called “Juvenia”. On 27th January, a law forbids men from living with women more than twenty years their junior. This surprising twist turns the world upside down for six characters.
A beautiful young woman in her thirties finds herself breaking the law as the father of the baby she’s carrying is twice her age.
Will men finally stop sneering as women inevitably succumb to the signs of ageing?
Will Laure, an elderly woman, find renewed confidence and a sense of purpose for the future?
Will fifty-year-old men ever recover?
What if this law kindled a whole new eroticism?
Any resemblance to existing situations is purely coincidental.
Nathalie Azoulai is a novelist whose highly acclaimed Titus n’aimait pas Bérénice won the 2014 Prix Médicis. Juvenia, a response to contemporary confrontations, is a welcome satire that opens up a whole new direction for her work.