Genki Kawamura

N’oublie pas les fleurs

Don’t Forget the Flowers

September 23, 2021
Novel
130 × 200 mm
18,90 €
9782265155060
978-2-2651-5506-0
Translated from Japanese by Diane Durocher
Genki Kawamura, N’oublie pas les fleurs
Genki Kawamura, N’oublie pas les fleurs

Remembering the beautiful things...

On the evening of December 31, Izumi visits his mother Yuriko for the holidays, but she is absent. He finally finds her perched on a swing in a nearby park, where she seems lost. This event is only the first sign of the disease that is eating away at her: a few months later, he learns that she has Alzheimer’s.

As Yuriko’s memories fade, those of Izumi’s childhood resurface. As Izumi takes care of his mother—at a time when he himself is about to become a father—he tries to understand what has kept him away from her over the years, wondering about the meaning of their relationship. In order to find the essence of what remains for them now.

The author

Genki Kawamura is a writer and director. His previous novel, Deux milliards de battements de cœur published by Fleuve Éditions (Si les chats disparaissaient du monde, Pocket), sold 1.3 million copies in Japan.

Strong points

After Si les chats disparaissaient du monde, (more than 40,000 copies sold in all formats) the new novel—strong in emotion—by the Japanese star Genki Kawamura.

Inspired by a personal experience, the author tackles this time a particularly delicate subject: Alzheimer’s disease, and manages to find the right words.

N’oublie pas les fleurs is an ultra-touching novel, centered on the heartbreaking love story between a son and his condemned mother and the power of memories.

Genki Kawamura, who has already adapted his previous novel himself, is in contact with several French directors, he will be present at Cannes this year and given his international success and at home, we have not finished hearing about this author!

September 23, 2021
Novel
130 × 200 mm
18,90 €
9782265155060
978-2-2651-5506-0
Translated from Japanese by Diane Durocher