Richard Gaitet

L’aimant

The Magnet

April 15, 2016
Novel
288 pages
19 €
9782369560326
978-2-3695-6032-6
Illustration by Riff Reb’s
																Richard Gaitet, L’aimant
																Richard Gaitet, L’aimant

Gabriel is a young Belgian sailor, mischievous, loud but clumsy. He wants to learn to sail but also to drink, to fight and to love. For his first transatlantic crossing, he radioed on a cargo ship from Antwerp to Buenos Aires. Unfortunately! A stopover in the Azores reveals to him that a secret international organization has just seized the undreamed-of resources of a corner of the South Pole, threatening the world’s geomagnetic balance...
Will he be able to avert the catastrophe?

A contemporary maritime adventure novel, a tragic-comic initiation story with supernatural overtones, L’aimant continues the story of a little-known title by Jules Verne, An Antarctic Mystery, which had already taken up the unresolved plot of Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. The incredible conclusion of a long literary mystery.

L’auteur

Born in Lyon in 1981 on a sparkling autumn day, Richard Gaitet is the author of three novels published by Intervalles Editions: Les heures pâles (2013), Découvrez Mykonos hors saison (2014) and L’aimant (2016, with drawings by Riff Reb’s). He then published two documentary stories with Paulsen Editions: Tête en l’air (2018) and Rimbaud Warriors (2019).
He is also a journalist for Arte Radio and Radio Nova, where he hosts and produces the podcasts “Bookmakers, les écrivain·e·s au travail” and “L’Arche de Nova”.
Richard Gaitet is also the co-author and voice of the animated series Culte – lecteurs sous influence, created by David Brun-Lambert and Aurélie Pollet, broadcast on the Arte website (2017). Finally, he participated in the screenplay of the film Si tu voyais son cœur, directed by Joan Chemla, with Gael García Bernal (2017).

April 15, 2016
Novel
288 pages
19 €
9782369560326
978-2-3695-6032-6
Illustration by Riff Reb’s