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Aux Yeux de l'Avenir by Gordon Harrison (BA 1961)

7 August 2013

A most unusual novel in French, set in Paris in the near future: a world that is all upside down. The European Union has long since fallen apart and France is now a prosperous kingdom at war with Islamic neighbours. Virgin Mary has replaced Marianne in its town halls and people greet each other in Latin. In this world of intrigues, a young journalist recovers his memory after an accident but loses his faith. Yet amusing events and curious characters add a dose of spice to it all.

A most unusual novel in French, set in Paris in the near future: a world that is all upside down. The European Union has long since fallen apart and France is now a prosperous kingdom at war with Islamic neighbours. Virgin Mary has replaced Marianne in its town halls and people greet each other in Latin. In this world of intrigues, a young journalist recovers his memory after an accident but loses his faith. Yet amusing events and curious characters add a dose of spice to it all.

Un roman pour le moins anticonformiste! Cela se passe à Paris dans un avenir proche, un monde où tout est chamboulé. L'Union Européenne s'est depuis longtemps désunie, tandis qu'un conflit avec les pays islamiques s'est soldé par un cessez-le-feu fragile dans le sud de l'Espagne. La France est un royaume prospère où l'Église fait mainmise sur tout : La Vierge a remplacé Marianne dans les mairies, et on se salue en latin. Dans ce monde de cabales, un jeune journaliste, miraculeusement rescapé d'un accident, sort du coma, retrouve la mémoire, mais perd la foi. Mais des événements amusants et des personnages loufoques y mettent beaucoup de piment.

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