Aymen Gharbi

La ville des impasses

The City of Dead Ends

January 7, 2021
Fiction
160 pages
140 × 200 mm
16 €
9782365331036
978-2-3653-3103-6

collection “Fictions”

Aymen Gharbi, La ville des impasses
Aymen Gharbi, La ville des impasses

This novel takes us into a curious narrative and urban construction, populated by sublime oddballs and grimacing schemers, where absurdity and excessiveness reign.

Dissension is brewing in the new ecological town of Xoxox, in the middle of the Landes forest: its inhabitants can no longer stand its maze of dead ends, in which tourists come to get lost during the annual carnival. Taking refuge in the sewers, they plead for the opening of boulevards and avenues. However, Xoxox will never be redeveloped, at least not as long as its builder, the authoritarian and megalomaniacal architect Gravimal, lives, taking care to preserve his creation from the top of his monumental residence.

Then Paoletta, a mysterious Italian woman armed with two revolvers, arrives. It is easy to guess who the target of this hired killer is... But who is her commander?

The author

Aymen Gharbi was born in 1981 in Tunisia. He studied French literature between Tunis and Paris, particularly the relationship between television series and serial novels. The City of Dead Ends is his second novel after Magma Tunis, published by Asphalte Editions in 2018. He benefited from a writing residency at the Lattara Museum in Montpellier (France) in 2019.

January 7, 2021
Fiction
160 pages
140 × 200 mm
16 €
9782365331036
978-2-3653-3103-6

collection “Fictions”