Mercury in Retrograde
Original title: Mercure plein la gueule
A powerful literary voice, punctuated by a sharp and striking vocabulary. — Bible urbaine
A hard-hitting novel that unsettles the reader, with raw and rhythmic poetry. — Les ArtsZé
For fans of contemporary literature that stings, yet ultimately heals. A gritty story full of humanity and interspersed with diary entries that let us glimpse what lies under the surface.
Pulsing with life and brimming with the raw vulnerability of its protagonist, the work of a new voice takes shape with power and aplomb. The author is not afraid to tackle themes of toxic relationships, fame, the search for self, drugs and mental health.
To love and be loved by Émile is something Marie Mercury can’t live without. Is that good? Bad? Who really knows? Behind the actress’s mask, something fragile is crumbling under the weight of her toxic relationship. Marie has spent most of her life in front of the camera, growing up behind countless masks without ever knowing which is her true face. And then, her relationship implodes: losing him means losing the only mirror in which she sees an image of herself she can recognize.