Wendy Delorme

Viendra le temps du feu

Will Come the Time of Fire

March 3, 2021
Novel
272 pages
130 × 210 mm
18 €
9782366245578
978-2-3662-4557-8

“Sorcières”

																Wendy Delorme, Viendra le temps du feu
																Wendy Delorme, Viendra le temps du feu

Viendra le temps du feu is a poetic and incandescent choral novel about the emancipation of bodies, the spirit of revolt and sorority.

With her new novel, Wendy Delorme proposes a dystopia where the crises we are going through today are reflected: a totalitarian society is set up after the sudden disappearance of part of the young generation mobilized for the climate. Unapproved books are banned, quarries are strictly controlled, borders are closed while a curfew is imposed and women are called upon to procreate to renew the population. But a community inspired by Monique Wittig’s Guérillères emerges to try to resist this new imposed order, totally devoid of culture?

Three decades later, various characters tell each other about their memories, their aspirations, how they survive, how they hide and sneak into this locked system that is on the verge of cracking but does not yet know it.

The author

Writer, performer, Wendy Delorme has published Fourth Generation (novel, Grasset, 2007), the collection Insurrection! En territoire sexuel (Au Diable Vauvert, 2009), La Mère, la Sainte et la Putain (novel, Au Diable Vauvert, 2012), Le corps est une chimère (novel, Au Diable Vauvert, Prix Joseph 2018). Since 2011, she has been organizing the reading events “Il faut qu’on parle” with the writer Isabelle Sorente, a member of the autriX RER Q collective, she is also a university teacher-researcher.

Strong points

After the success of Marcia Burnier’s Les orageuses, a new novel in the “Sorcières” collection.

A “Russian doll” novel, where echoes of other books (Monique Wittig, Paul B. Preciado, Rilke…) can be heard in the form of a tribute to literature and its emancipatory and subversive potential.

A poetic and incandescent dystopia that is not unlike Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale or George Orwell’s 1984.

March 3, 2021
Novel
272 pages
130 × 210 mm
18 €
9782366245578
978-2-3662-4557-8

“Sorcières”