Only the Animals

Original title: Seules les bêtes

Author: Niel, Colin

Publication Date:

January 2017

Pages:

224

Original language and publisher

French | Actes Sud

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

Spanish (World) (Atico de los Libros)
Germany (Lenos Verlag)

Genre

Crime & Thrillers

Only the Animals

Original title: Seules les bêtes

Author: Niel, Colin

Synopsis

(Le Rouergue noir)

A woman has disappeared. Her car is found at the beginning of a hiking trail which leads up to the plateau, where there is nothing but a few scattered farms inhabited by solitary men. Although the police have no leads, several individuals know that they are linked in some way to her disappearance.

Men and women, each with a personal secret, voice their thoughts. But the truth emerges only with difficulty, stifled just as the vast expanses of sky stifle life on the plateau, because the true origins of this affair lie very far from this isolated landscape.

In this novel of multiple voices, Colin Niel orchestrates a gripping narrative in a natural setting where the world only emerges through the prism of dreams.

Marketing Information

  • Over 30,000 copies sold
  • Film adaptation by Domminik Moll (December 2019) – Nominated for the César 2020 in the category Film Adaptation
  • Winner of the Prix Landerneau 2017 and the Prix « Polar en séries »
  • Selected for the Prix Libr’à nous 2018

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