Author(s): Pascal Garnier
"Combines a sense of the surreal with a ruthless wit."--The Observer
Given the choice, Martial would not have moved to Les Conviviales. But Odette loved the idea of a new retirement village in the south of France. So that was that.
At first it feels like a terrible mistake: they're the only residents and it's raining nonstop. Then three neighbors arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more interesting and agreeable.
Until, that is, some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community . . .
Pascal Garnier is a leading figure in contemporary French literature. He died in 2010.
' A perfectly balanced cross between a thriller and a social document.' L'Express 'Combines a sense of the surreal with a ruthless wit.' The Observer 'The combination of sudden violence, surreal touches and bone-dry humour have led to Garnier's work being compared with the films of Tarantino and the Coen brothers.' Sunday Times
Pascal Garnier was born in Paris in 1949. The prize-winning author of over sixty books, he remains a leading figure in contemporary French literature, in the tradition of Georges Simenon. He died in 2010.