Sam Tahar, has everything.The image he has created of himself, however, is based on the identity of his friend, Samuel Baron, an aspiring French author with Jewish roots, who is languishing in a run-down suburb of Paris. Can you ever return from a lie?
Sam Tahar, a lawyer settled in New York after living in Paris for many years, has everything: power, glory, wealth, authority, charm. However, his success stems from a lie. The image he has created of himself is based on the identity of someone else, his best friend from the old days, Samuel Baron, an aspiring French author with Jewish roots, who is languishing in a run-down suburb of Paris. Twenty years earlier, when Sam was living in Paris, the apple of discord between him and Samuel was Nina, who in the end chose to stay with the weaker one. But if she were offered a new opportunity, what would she do? The encounter of these three persons is catalytic. Because, as a Hebrew proverb says, “you can go a long way on a lie, but you can never return”.
A gripping book in which the story of an erotic triangle enhances human weaknesses, pettiness, discrimination, dissemblance, the harshness of everyday life and crude racism.
A powerful, contemporary, torrential novel by the award-winning author Karine Tuil.
Weight 690 g Dimensions 15 × 21 cm Language
Pages 408 Images 0 Drawings