Just a Stray Bullet
Original title: Juste une Balle Perdue
In a feverishly exciting atmosphere and at a breakneck pace, this novel of a generation – inter-twining elements from the Beats and a breath-taking thriller – tells the provocative love story of Roman and Ana.
One drunken evening, Roman meets Ana. From then on, they’re always together. Roman moves into the seaside villa where Ana and her gang live. “The Angels” form a joyful, festive community, living in their own bubble, outside the world and time. But their insouciance has a price: in ex-change for art thefts and complete discretion, the mysterious Igor makes sure they have everything they need. But one day, one of their robberies goes terribly wrong: in the thick of things, Roman accidentally kills someone. He knows the rules, there will be a price to pay. To escape from the clutches of Igor and his henchmen, Roman and Ana run away. So begins a desperate dash over back roads and an infernal spiral of violence …
In a lively and hard-hitting style, Joseph d’Anvers paints a poignant portrait of a youthful generation drunk on freedom and determined to enjoy life to the fullest.
- Selected for the Prix RTL – LIRE