It’s a book that, like a quiet river, was bound to flow.
In 2017, Frédérick Lavoie travelled to Bangladesh to produce a series of reports on water-related issues. As usual, the journalist gathers testimonies to put into words what is real. But as his interviews in the heart of the Ganges delta progress, he begins to lose confidence in the accuracy of his perceptions. What does he really understand, deep down, about these people to whom he says he wants to give a voice? A long period of reflection follows, prompting him to reopen the mystery of his profession and explore other ways of practicing it.
From the slums of Dhaka to war-torn Ukraine, Frédérick Lavoie learns to live with disorder—and sometimes to sow it—in order to respond to the challenges of his time, particularly its ecological crisis. Nourished by the thought of Donna Haraway, Anna Tsing and others, Troubler les eaux is a narrative that lets us experience the vertigo of a journalism that renounces its certainties to better take into account difference and the insoluble.