Jean-Pierre Martin

Mes fous

My Fools

August 27, 2020
Novel
160 pages
140 × 205 mm
17 €
9782823616644
978-2-8236-1664-4
Jean-Pierre Martin, Mes fous
Jean-Pierre Martin, Mes fous

With sensitivity, humour and despair, Jean-Pierre Martin tells the story of those who stumble, lean, and who sing during the day while howling through night.

Sandor is puzzled.
Do I attract crazy people, or am I the one seeking out their company?
As soon as he leaves his house, these wandering bodies approach him and cling to his person, making him the depositary of their extravagant stories. There’s Dédé, the weather maniac. Laetitia and her strange visions. Madame Brandoux, who curses the whole world all day long. And many, many more.
Sandor wonders if he isn’t crazy himself. Especially since his daughter, Constance, has a terrible mental illness that isolates her (or do you mean Sandor?) from the rest of the world...

Shortlisted for the Goncourt Prize 2020
The author

Jean-Pierre Martin is the author of essays on Orwell and Queneau. He is also the biographer of Henri Michaux. He has written twenty books including Le livre des hontes (Seuil, 2006) for which he received the Grand Prix de la critique, Éloge de l’apostat (Seuil, 2010) and La curiosité (Autrement, 2019). He lives in Ardèche (France).

August 27, 2020
Novel
160 pages
140 × 205 mm
17 €
9782823616644
978-2-8236-1664-4