Special Occasions

Original title: Les grandes occasions

Author: Matine, Alexandra

Publication Date:

April 2020

Pages:

256

Original language and publisher

French | Delcourt

Territories Handled

Dutch, English (North America), Nordic Countries

Genre

Debut Novel

Special Occasions

Original title: Les grandes occasions

Author: Matine, Alexandra

Synopsis

A sweet yet ruthless family picture.

  • A story anyone can relate to.
  • A moving picture of a mother.
  • A hypnotizing writing and a well-constructed novel.

In the garden, the table is set. Lunch is ready. Esther is waiting for her children. It’s been years since the last time it happened. Vanessa, the youngest, can’t stay put. Bruno and Alexandre won’t talk to each other. Carole, the oldest, would rather remain at a safe distance. And Reza, their father is indifferent. But the clock is ticking and nothing goes as planned: some are late, others simply won’t come. Esther relives past misunderstandings and quarrels and still-festering wounds. But also happy days – like so many tiny knots she tries, one last time, to tighten around her family.