Charlye Ménétrier McGrath

Les imbéciles heureux

The Happy Fools

June 4, 2020
Novel
240 pages
140 × 210 mm
17,90 €
9782265154711
978-2-2651-5471-1
Charlye Ménétrier McGrath, Les imbéciles heureux
Charlye Ménétrier McGrath, Les imbéciles heureux

Don’t wait for the wheel to turn, turn it.

Florence, Charly, Camille, Marie, Nico... The happy fools were them, a bunch of inseparable friends in high school, ready to make the four hundred moves and to support each other at any cost in the trials.
Twenty years later, when one of them tragically disappears, the lifelong friends find themselves faced with their own choices and the question: what happened to the enthusiastic, dreamy teenagers they used to be?
Florence, Camille and Marie, who remained the closest, became active women and overworked mothers, between separation, bereavement or burn-out. Until the day when Camille finds old videos shot in high school for a visual arts project. Each of the “fools” expresses his vision of happiness and what he expects from life. An opportunity for the three friends to take stock of their lives, their expectations and their vision of happiness today, at the dawn of their forties. But above all, it’s an opportunity to take on a crazy new challenge: to reunite the gang.

The author

After the success of Sales gosses, published in 2019, Les imbéciles heureux is Charlye Ménétrier McGrath’s second novel.

Strong points

What have we done with our childhood dreams? This is the question that Mary, Florence and Cecilia will ask themselves, and thus refocus on their own definition of happiness, and what they really want from life.

Fantastic portraits of women through the moving story of a group of friends.

June 4, 2020
Novel
240 pages
140 × 210 mm
17,90 €
9782265154711
978-2-2651-5471-1