Florence Seyvos

Une bête aux aguets

A Beast on the Prowl

August 20, 2020
Novel
144 pages
140 × 205 mm
17 €
9782823611793
978-2-8236-1179-3
																Florence Seyvos, Une bête aux aguets
																Florence Seyvos, Une bête aux aguets

In this novel devoted to the disturbing strangeness, Florence Seyvos leads us to the heart of the mystery that she never ceases to explore, from book to book, with obstinacy.

When she finds herself alone, out of sight, Anna hears voices, sees lights behind the curtains, catches sight of shadows in the corridor. She knows that she belongs to another world, which does not obey the same laws as the ordinary world. This frightens her, and fills her with shame.
Is it to protect herself from a danger that since the age of twelve Anna has had to swallow pills prescribed by a certain Georg? What illness does she suffer from? What condition would she be in if she gave up the treatment?
A Beast on the Prowl is the story of a young girl who discovers that she is inhabited by fear: the fear of metamorphosing into a creature whose name she dares not speak. But this phenomenon, which she cannot explain, may be the promise of another change.

Selected for the “Le Monde” Literary Prize 2020
The author

Florence Seyvos was born in 1967. Her first novel, Les apparitions, awarded the Goncourt prize for a first novel. Author of ten children’s books, she has also written screenplays for films. In 2013, Le garçon incassable awarded the Prix Renaudot poche and was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike.

August 20, 2020
Novel
144 pages
140 × 205 mm
17 €
9782823611793
978-2-8236-1179-3