Clémentine Beauvais

Songe à la douceur

Think of the Sweetness

August 24, 2016
Novel
248 pages
135 × 214 mm
15,50 €
9782848659084
978-2-8486-5908-4

collection “Exprim’”

Clémentine Beauvais, Songe à la douceur
Clémentine Beauvais, Songe à la douceur

When Tatiana meets Eugene, she is 14, he is 17; it is summer, and he has nothing to do but talk to her. He is confident, charming, and full of boredom, and she is shy, idealistic, and romantic. Inevitably, she falls in love with him, and he, it would seem... too. So she writes him a letter; he rejects her, perhaps for the wrong reasons. And then a drama separates them for good. Ten years later, they meet again by chance. Tatiana has asserted herself, she is mature and confident; Eugene realizes now that he absolutely needs her. But does she still want him? Songe à la douceur is the story of these two stories of absolute and out-of-phase love—one a teenager, the other a young adult—and what ten years at this point in a life can change. A double love story inspired by Pushkin’s and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin—and therefore written in verse, to keep the poetry.

The author

Clémentine Beauvais writes and translates, mainly for children’s publishing. She is notably the author of Petites reines and Songe à la douceur for Sarbacane Editions. She has translated numerous novels by Elizabeth Acevedo, Sarah Crossan, as well as novels by Meg Rosoff and J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog. Her books have won multiple national and international awards. She is also a research professor at the University of York, England.

Press

“An exceptional book!”

François Busnel.

“Ambitious, moving: Clémentine Beauvais signs a masterpiece.”

Télérama (TTT).

“Reversing.”

Libération.

“Both accessible and demanding, this fiction in verse has undeniable style.”

Causette.
August 24, 2016
Novel
248 pages
135 × 214 mm
15,50 €
9782848659084
978-2-8486-5908-4

collection “Exprim’”