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Un été de canicule
Emma Soubeyrand est une femme de caractère qui règne en maîtresse absolue sur son commerce, le Café des Tilleuls, et ses enfants auxquels elle porte un amour quelque peu étouffant. Lorsque Vincent, le cadet, est victime d'un accident de moto, Paul, son frère, hésite à faire revenir du Brésil l'aîné des Soubeyrand, Antoine. Exilé depuis des années en raison d'un terrible se ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 21st 2004 by Pocket
(first published January 1st 2004)
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Family saga involving 3 brothers, their sister, their mother and various spouses and lovers. When one of the three brothers is hurt in a car accident, the second brother calls the third brother, who has been living in Brazil for a decade after leaving France in unclear but hurried circumstances. While the paralyzed brother tries to come to terms with his handicaps, the wife of the stay-at-home brother, who used to be the Brazilian brother's girlfriend way-back-when, feels torn to see her old lov ...more
Françoise Bourdin was born listening to opera. Her parents, both opera singers, helped her to develop an appreciation for strong characters and destinies, and for the music of words. As a teenager, she discovered horseback riding and it became her exclusive hobby. She dedicated her teens to this passion and to reading the works of classical authors that she discovered in her father’s huge library. ...more