Marica Barbier is a young woman in her twenties who leads a solitary and banal Parisian life. But Marica is not like the others: her deformed mouth makes her definitively ugly in her eyes and condemns her to solitude. Until the day she answers a classified ad: “Photographer seeks people with physical particularities” and thus meets Joachim Kellermann, a tormented forty-year-old fascinated by “monsters”. Marica becomes his model, then his mistress and devotes herself with delight to this strange story, where sex and fear are mixed... and the monster is of course not the one we think.
Anne-Sophie Brasme delivers here a second delicate, efficient and cruel novel that will delight those who have been waiting for it for three years—and they are many.