BID À DAY
A delicious social critique, this new novel by Swiss writer Joseph Incardona is pure delight.
At one time, Anna Loubère led a completely different kind of existence. Alongside her husband, she essentially lived on love and surfing on the beaches of California. In short, nothing to do with the roast chickens that she sells today in the open air markets in order to be able to offer her 13-year-old son the minimum: a motorhome on the shores of the Atlantic, clothes and food.
But one evening, after a hard day's work, his life will once again turn to tragedy. Because of a wild boar on the road, she will lose control of her rotisserie truck and for reasons that will not be explained here, she will not receive a penny from the insurance. What to do next?
May the best man win
The solution will almost impose itself with the arrival of a brand new reality TV game, the concept of which is stupid as cabbage: the 20 selected candidates will have to put one of their hands on an all-terrain vehicle worth 50,960 euros and the last to remove it will be able to walk away with it. Assuming the proud Anna agrees to participate in this completely stupid game and wins the game, she and her son would be off the hook and could even afford a trip to California.
The characters are endearing, the writing is fluid, the story is as realistic as it is gripping, and the ending totally succeeded in giving us the motton. No need to make the suspense last longer, it's a big crush.
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Darkness and night< /strong>
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Work on the board
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