Rights sold to : Greece (Oceanida), Italy (Garzanti), Lebanon/Arabic language (Saint-Joseph University), USA (Northwestern)
“Some people see the story of their life unravel as they are about to die. Others experience this on an analyst’s couch. In my case, the revelation took place all of a sudden, in the office of a solicitor.”
This novel tells the story of a donation inter vivos that takes an unexpected turn. This is because the bequest, in this case, does not merely concern material things: what is really at stake is an inner patrimony, a painful family secret that has been buried deep. Hereditary illnesses of the soul do not come free of death duties…
Florence Noiville is a journalist for Le Monde. She published Isaac B. Singer (awarded the Récit biographique-prize) in 2003 with Stock. She is also the author of several children books. La donation is her first novel.