Portrait of Baron of Handrax
Original title: Portrait du baron d’Handrax
The remarkable, masterfully told tale of an uncommonly eccentric personage.
Baron Handrax actually existed,Bernard Quiriny met him. Living with his family in a manor house in the Allier region of central France, this eccentric country squire and bearded giant was always bubbling with unexpected ideas that made him a charming companion. Collector of ruined houses, organizer of look-alike dinners, inexhaustible source of amusing anecdotes, specialist in little-known languages, self-taught inventor, lover of cemeteries and electric trains, Baron Handrax never did anything like anybody else, and was endlessly surprising. To pay tribute to a dear friend who disappeared too soon, Bernard Quiriny could do no less than to paint his portrait. So here is Portrait du baron d’Handrax, an unclassifiable novel that reveals the fanciful and side-splittingly funny world of an unforgettable personages.
- Shortlisted for the Prix Orange du Livre 2022