Michael Chabon (États-Unis)

Michael Chabon
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Michael Chabon was born in Maryland; he has written numerous novels and short story collections. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for the work of fiction The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and his novel Wonder Boys was adapted into a film in 2000.


Editions Robert Laffont
Août 2018
Traduit par Isabelle D. Philippe

As he sat at his grand-father’s deathbed, Michael found out about the love story between his French grand-mother and his American grand-father as well as the silences that allowed them to survive. In 1947, his grand-father, who took part in the liberation of the Dora concentration camp, got married to a French refugee with blue ink numbers tatooed on her arm.
Although Michael was fascinated by science, the horror of the experiments that were carried out on the prisoners in the camps and his wife’s nightmares, got him thinking about a fundamental question: should we accept the high price some people have to pay in the name of progress?

« Quel que soit son genre – roman, Mémoires, affabulations ou un mélange de tout cela, ce livre est beau. » The New York Times