Rhidian Brook

L’étrange histoire du collectionneur de papillons

The Killing of Butterfly Joe

August 22, 2019
Novel
528 pages
140 × 210 mm
11,90 €
9782265118355
978-2-2651-1835-5
Traduit de l’anglais par
Hélène Amalric
Rhidian Brook, L’étrange histoire du collectionneur de papillons
Rhidian Brook, L’étrange histoire du collectionneur de papillons

1980, United States. Llew Jones, a young Welshman in his twenties, wants to see the United States and write the novel of his life. Recently settled in his aunt’s home in the Catskill Mountains, he spends his time strolling, smoking grass and reading. One fine morning, while he is immersed in his reading by a riverside, a strange man approaches him. Joe Bosco is a butterfly seller, as charismatic as he is exasperating, who offers to accompany him across the country to develop his business of rare specimens. Then begins an extraordinary journey which ends up however escaping their control, the day Joe disappears. Llew ends up in prison and has only one chance to get out of it: convince everyone that his version of the facts is the right one.

The author

Rhidian Brook is the multi-award winning author of several novels, including the best-selling novel The Aftermath, translated in many countries and adapted for the screen in 2019. He returns today with a new novel that is as seductive as it is imposing.

Infos

At once road movie, adventure novel and family portrait, the new novel by the author of The Aftermath (more than 6,000 copies in GF) has everything to seduce its audience.

A particularly convincing cast of characters, an exceptional setting and the vibrant atmosphere of the 80s.

Approaching the learning novel, the author addresses strong themes such as parent-child relationships, betrayal, self-actualization, etc., which bring real depth to the reading.

Based on personal experience, Rhidian Brook has written an ultra-vibrating and captivating novel full of hilarious anecdotes.

August 22, 2019
Novel
528 pages
140 × 210 mm
11,90 €
9782265118355
978-2-2651-1835-5
Traduit de l’anglais par
Hélène Amalric