Denis Michelis

État d’ivresse

State of Drunkness

January 3, 2019
Novel
180 pages
128 × 200 mm
14 €
9782882505453
978-2-8825-0545-3
																Denis Michelis, État d’ivresse
																Denis Michelis, État d’ivresse

As in his two previous novels, we find in Denis Michelis’ pen the themes of confinement and violence combined with the impossibility of escaping one’s fate.

État d’ivresse paints the portrait of a broken woman who, by drinking, is abusing herself. The mother of a teenager, in a state of drunkenness from morning to night, she finds herself in a permanent state of wandering and in an absolute discrepancy with the reality that surrounds her. Wife of an absent man, incapable of admitting her decline and even more so of confronting the real world, she locks herself up in her bubble, which threatens to burst in her face.

The author

Born in 1980 in Siegen, Germany, Denis Michelis arrived in France at the age of six. After studying literature, English and journalism, he became an editor for cultural programmes on ARTE and then France 5. His speciality: interviews with... writers! In 2013, he decided to stop television to write and translate. His first novel La chance que tu as appeared with Stock in 2014. Le bon fils in 2016 in the Notabilia collection. He will be a finalist for the Prix Médicis and will be awarded the Prix des Lycéens en Île-de-France 2018. In terms of translations, Les Pleureuses by Katie Kitamura (Stock) was published in 2017 and Peur by Dirk Kurbjuweit (Delcourt) in 2018. During these years of conversion from journalism to writing, Denis Michelis also completed two training courses as screenwriter. His latest book, État d’ivresse, was published on January 3, 2019, again by Notabilia. His next novel, Encore une journée divine is expected for the 2021 literary season.

Bibliography

La chance que tu as (2014), Le bon fils (2016), Encore une journée divine (2021)

January 3, 2019
Novel
180 pages
128 × 200 mm
14 €
9782882505453
978-2-8825-0545-3