Antoine Desjardins

Fire Index

Indice des feux

January 21, 2021
Novella
360 pages
128 × 190 mm
20 €
9782924898871
978-2-9248-9887-1

collection “French Literature”

Antoine Desjardins, Fire Index
Antoine Desjardins, Fire Index

A new literature of loss: the loss of our world.

Subjected to the frenzy of the 21st century, humanity sees its relationship to the world unbalanced and discovers solastalgia, this existential distress caused by irreversible changes in our environment. Through seven compassionate fictions, Antoine Desjardins questions our deep and restless inner landscapes. How does the disappearance of right whales affect a couple’s love life? What do the raindrops falling on a window tell to a teenager trapped in his hospital bed?
And, even more crucially, how do we perpetuate hope and a sense of wonder in children about the ecological crisis? These are some of the questions that this text illustrates with nuance and tenderness, without complacency or moralism.

Fire Index paints the uncertainties of a future where everything is still to play for.

The author

Born in Quebec in 1989, Antoine Desjardins is a teacher and writer. Fire Index is his first book.

January 21, 2021
Novella
360 pages
128 × 190 mm
20 €
9782924898871
978-2-9248-9887-1

collection “French Literature”