The First Man in The World
Original title: Le premier homme du monde
A facetious first novel on parenthood and virility.
- A fictional work dealing with current issues such as gender and virility.
- A fresh and poetic writing style.
- A romantic and cinematographic universe full of fantasy.
Marcus and Rose dance tango on the Seine’s bank every day. They love each other and would like to have a child. But Rose’s womb remains empty. The usually joyful woman slowly sinks into sadness. Marcus shares her sorrow to the point of sickness. Nauseas, stomachaches… the doctor thinks of a couvade. But the day his chest and stomach start to grow, the diagnosis is obvious: he will be the first man in the world to bear a child. These nine months will make Rose and Marcus challenge their certainties and redefine their identity.