Bernard, called « La Bernouille » is The Original : chronically searching for work, greedy for liberty and sexually addicted. “Four wives and a thousand prostitutes”, The Original is a collector who does not know about jealousy nor fidelity. In a baroque and imaginative language, he tells about his adolescent revolts, his work as a male nurse, and his passion for photography. He talks about his solitary walks in the mountains and his sexual vagabondages in Third World countries. Yves Laplace has written a novel about his cousin, real or imaginary. An inconvenient and disturbing cousin whom he does not judge nor condemn. Describing this complex and difficult person, Yves Laplace explores one of these shadowy zones of humanity, where morals may be hurt…But isn’t it a writers mission to disturbs?
Yves Laplace has published at Stock L’inséminateur (2001), Les hautes œuvres (2001) and Un mur cache la guerre (2003). A new edition of L’homme exemplaire will be published this August together with L’Original.