Her name is Jeanne, and she seems to be running away from something or someone. She takes up residence in a hotel for an indeterminate period of time. This impromptu vacation is not a vacation at all, it’s an elopement.
From her bedroom window, the view is never the same.
Seven times, this woman arrives at this hotel. Seven times, she encounters the characters who gravitate around her. They meet, get closer, get lost. From one landscape to the next, their intimate stories unfold, unfold, unfold again and again.
In this first kaleidoscope novel, Hélène Gaudy weaves the most subtle tale of love and solitude. Her acute observation of human relationships and her ability to weave a plot out of the simplest elements have made Vues sur la mer a real revelation, noted by the second selection of the 2006 Prix Médicis.