The Fall of Babylon
Original title: La chute de Babylone
A novel that reads like a baroque opera with references to classical mythology, juxtaposing the elite’s outward elegance with its profound vulgarity.
Beyond the dark humour, we become very fond of the three main characters, touching in their quest for humanity in a calculating and degenerate world.
A fierce social satire that calls attention to the flaws of the world we’ve created; a parody of universal themes that offers razor-sharp commentary on racism, power dynamics, political manipulation, twisted values, moral decay, collusion, and class struggles.
The author offers a scathing critique of capitalism and the star system through portraits of boomers wintering in Florida. The local fauna divides their time between sunbathing, hunting for deals at the outlets, facelifts treatments and outward displays of success.
The plot focuses on three characters searching for a genuine human connection: a Haitian teenager adopted by a white couple, a former monk with psychotic visions, and a prodigal son disillusioned by the middle-class lifestyle he’s always enjoyed and who turns to drugs for escape.
Together, the three protagonists offer a counterpoint to the collective blindness and rise up to end the agony of a civilization that can no longer recognize itself.