With this poetic and powerful novel, Patrick K.Dewdney stands out as a young and influential voice in contemporary French literature.
They have always been sailors. But since the mother of the family has died, between father and son, there is only silence. And this father, who has become mute, drags the son into an ever more raging sea, as if he needed to touch death to feel alive again. Apart from fishing, there is another business in which the father has decided to engage. He sells crossings to smugglers who drive migrants from the French coast to England. The balance of their lives is fragile and it will only take one incident for everything to change out of control. Than, the sea becomes the scene of a fascinating and terrifying huis-clos.