Pierre Furlan

Le livre des îles noires

The Lives of RJ Fletcher

The Book of Black Islands

The Lives of RJ Fletcher
March 2, 2018
Novel
288 pages
130 × 210 mm
19 €
9782367341927
978-2-3673-4192-7

Collection « Littérature »

Pierre Furlan, Le livre des îles noires
Pierre Furlan, Le livre des îles noires

In 1923, English adventurer RJ Fletcher left the New Hebridies (now Vanuatu), leaving behind the child he had with a Melanesian woman. Exhausted and penniless, he did not suspect that in another life, and under the pseudonym Asterix, he would be the author famous for writing scandalous letters portraying the New Hebridies as “islands of illusion”, more infernal than heavenly.
Nearly a century later, Pierre Furlan travelled to the island of Epi. Guided by the Fletcher’s Melanesian granddaughter, he puts together lively story about the famous author seen from a new perspective: that of the generation who experienced independence. The events recounted in this narrative are true, as are the letters of RJ Fletcher newly rediscovered and published here for the first time.

The author

Pierre Furlan lives in Paris but has, for a long time, maintained a special connection to New Zealand, where he also lived. Translator of great authors (Russell Banks, Paul Auster), he is also the author of four novels.

Press

“A true and captivating novel on the Rimbaud of the Pacific Islands.”

Tahiti Pacifique Magazine.
Bibliography

The Collector’s Dream (2009)

March 2, 2018
Novel
288 pages
130 × 210 mm
19 €
9782367341927
978-2-3673-4192-7

Collection « Littérature »