Yan Lespoux

Presqu’îles

Peninsulas

January 21, 2021
Collection
192 pages
121 × 181 mm
11,90 €
9791095718901
979-1-0957-1890-1
																Yan Lespoux, Presqu’îles
																Yan Lespoux, Presqu’îles

“The first drowning of the season is a bit like the opening of the cabane à chichis, the big mushroom hunt or the first frost: it sets the rhythm of the year.”

A secret corner of mushrooms. A tractor in a nightclub. A phosphorescent virgin. A ghostly concert. Sand paths that wind between the pines to the ocean.
The desire to leave and the need to stay...

Presqu’îles are slices of life seized on the fly, in turns tragic or comical, which, through the portraits of people attached willingly or forcibly to a place, the moors of the Médoc, speak of life as it is, be it there or elsewhere. As these short texts answer and assemble each other, a world takes shape. The world of those we don’t necessarily talk about, that we don’t always see.
Without pathos, as close as possible to his subject, Yan Lespoux draws an archipelago of solitudes that touches the universal.

L’auteur

Yan Lespoux was born in 1977. He grew up in the Médoc, France. He teaches Occitan at the University Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3. He regularly leads author debates in festivals, and organizes meetings with Olivier Pène and Hervé Le Corre at the Librairie La machine à lire in Bordeaux. He collaborates to various magazines (Marianne, Alibi, Sang Froid, 813) for which he writes about black novels. And he has also created a blog : www.encoredunoir.com, which has become a reference in the world of detective novels. Presqu’îles is his first collection of short stories.

Strong points

News anchored in the territory of the Médoc (France), but universal in scope.

Preface

“We could go through all the stories in this collection as they stick to the memory, like the resin in the fingers with that strong smell. Yan Lespoux writes without lyricism, without pathos, as close as possible to his subject.”

Hervé Le Corre.
January 21, 2021
Collection
192 pages
121 × 181 mm
11,90 €
9791095718901
979-1-0957-1890-1