There, in this room, he must build the machine. For whom? It’s not very clear. But he must build it quickly if he wants his family to be safe. They were very specific on this point. Yet all this seems a little unreal. That room where he’s locked up. This crazy project. This confusing threat. And how did he get there? He would almost doubt what he sees, feels and thinks he knows. But if all this is just a hallucination, then what is really going on?
La machine, a first virtuoso novel, places its reader in the mind of a man who is desperately searching for the truth in a world where all certainties seem to vanish as the most fleeting of dreams. What if illusion is better than reality?