Original title: De nulle part
Genius crime novel! – Valérie Expert, Sud Radio, Les coups de cœur des libraires
Incredible! – Gérard Collard, Sud Radio, Les coups de cœur des libraires
A well-constructed and emotionally charged psychological thriller. – Michel Dufranne, Femmes d’aujourd’hui
An impactful and socially conscious thriller
Claire Favan delivers a stifling psychological thriller that showcases the tragedy endured by children who become wards of the state.
Chatou, a leafy suburb west of Paris, in the late 90s. Two newborns are found and made wards of the state. Twins whom fate will soon separate.
Trappes, a rough suburb of Paris, 2020. After a childhood spent in a long series of squalid youth homes and foster families, Antoine, aka Tony, has come to terms with the idea that life is a constant struggle. He’s doing his best to finish law school while working small jobs so that maybe someday he’ll be able to move beyond his past, but all he manages to do is rack up more debt.
Then one day, a certain Raphaël turns up at his door. Raf is his brother, an identical copy but his exact opposite. He’s grown up surrounded by wealth—and the social codes and confidence that come with it. Raf has a plan that could change his brother’s fate. Once the surprise wears off, Tony is unsure how to qualify their reunion. Because he hasn’t forgotten that failure has been a part of him since his first breath. But there’s still hope. The kind of hope that can be torture.