Bérengère Cournut

De pierre et d’os

Of Stone and Bone

August 29, 2019
Novel
256 pages
150 × 201 mm
19 €
9782370552129
978-2-3705-5212-9
																Bérengère Cournut, De pierre et d’os
																Bérengère Cournut, De pierre et d’os

“The Inuits are a nomadic hunting people who have lived in the Arctic for a thousand years. Until very recently, their only resources for survival were the animals they hunted, the stones left loose by the frozen earth, and the plants and berries growing in the midnight sun. They share their immense territory with many more or less migratory animals, but also with spirits and the elements.
Water in all its forms is their constant universe, the wind enters their ears and springs from their throats in raucous breaths. For all occasions, they have songs, sometimes accompanied by the beating of shamanic drums.”

In this world of confines, one night, a fracture in the sea ice separates a young Inuit woman from her family. Uqsuralik is left to fend for herself in the polar darkness and cold. She has no other way to survive but to move forward, to find a refuge. Thus begins for her, in extreme conditions, the path of a quest that, beyond the vastness of Arctic space, will also reveal her inner world.

The author

Born (contented) in 1979, Bérengère Cournut grew up in the Paris region, in a landscape of water and hills. At the age of fifteen, she moved to Paris, where she spent eighteen years studying, writing her first books, and participating in the adventure of Attila, a turbulent young publishing house.

Infos

A fiction that is certainly literary, but extremely well documented and precise about the world of the Inuits, completed at the end of a one-year writing residency at the Museum of Natural History.

August 29, 2019
Novel
256 pages
150 × 201 mm
19 €
9782370552129
978-2-3705-5212-9