Séverine Chevalier

Jeannette et le crocodile

Jeannette and the Crocodile

March 3, 2022
Novel
176 pages
16,90 €
9782358878500
978-2-3588-7850-0
																Séverine Chevalier, Jeannette et le crocodile
																Séverine Chevalier, Jeannette et le crocodile

Jeannette is ten years old today. She and her mother have big plans for the day: they will take a trip to see Eleanore, a crocodile found in the sewers near Pont-Neuf and taken in by the zoo in Vannes. Jeannette doesn’t want any other gift, since she heard about it, the story of Eleanore fascinates her. But in the small spa town where they live, where the factories are closing, where people are fighting to pay the bills, not to drink too much, to try to be happy sometimes, what are the dreams of little girls worth? This meeting with his crocodile will be for his eleventh, twelfth or thirteenth birthday... We don’t think it could ever be too late.

Jeannette et le crocodile
delivers a poignant chronicle of the lives of a few characters who try to dream of the future despite the infinite harshness of a world of failure and pretense. Once again, Séverine Chevalier offers us a deeply moving novel of humanity.

The author

Séverine Chevalier was born in 1973 in Lyon where she spent the first twenty years of her life. After studying at Sciences Po, she pursued a postgraduate degree in public law and became a lawyer at the town hall of Saint-Étienne. She then lived for thirteen years in Marseille where she began to write. In 2015, she moved with her family to Auvergne. She is the author of four novels Recluses (2011), Clouer l’ouest (2014), Les mauvaises (2018) and Jeannette et le crocodile.

Strong points

The new novel by a rare and precise author, a must in the catalog of La Manufacture de livres.

A social novel that evokes the universe of Rebecca Lighieri or Marion Brunet.

An author praised for the evocative power of her writing and the quality of her pen.

March 3, 2022
Novel
176 pages
16,90 €
9782358878500
978-2-3588-7850-0