Claire Renaud

L’ange et le violoncelle

The Angel and the Cello

May 28, 2020
Novel
192 pages
140 × 210 mm
16,90 €
9782265154728
978-2-2651-5472-8
																Claire Renaud, L’ange et le violoncelle
																Claire Renaud, L’ange et le violoncelle

It is never too late to build a family, and those of the heart are sometimes the strongest.

Joseph, fifty years old, single, works in the lost and found department of a Parisian train station. Dreaming about the lives of others through these forgotten objects that fill his office, he often comes up against a brutal reality when their owners come to claim without emotion what he has carefully kept for them. One evening, while Joseph is making the rounds of trains stopped at the garage, he is attracted by unusual noises… and discovers an abandoned baby in a bassinet under a seat. Touched and unsettled, he decides to take him home. Just for one night. The next day, after his colleague Adèle has helped feed him, he follows her advice and goes to the DDASS. But no sooner has he passed through the automatic doors than emotion suddenly overwhelms him. It’s obvious: he can’t leave this child here.
So for the first time, a story enters Joseph’s life.

The author

Claire Renaud is a publisher and author of children’s novels. She won the Prix Jeunesse Quais du Polar/Ville de Lyon in 2020 with Les mamies attaquent (Sarbacane).

Strong points

A text of great tenderness around the second chance, made possible thanks to the friendship and generosity that unites Joseph, Gabrielle, Adèle and the others.

Unforgettable characters, extremely touching in their fragility and their struggle to overcome the obstacles that life puts in their way.

A setting that is both unusual and familiar: the Gare de l’Est train station; charming Parisian paintings around the Saint Martin canal…

May 28, 2020
Novel
192 pages
140 × 210 mm
16,90 €
9782265154728
978-2-2651-5472-8