The First Man in The World

Original title: Le premier homme du monde

Author: Alix, Raphaël

Publication Date:

April 2020

Pages:

192

Original language and publisher

French | Delcourt

Territories Handled

Dutch, English (North America), Nordic Countries

Genres

Debut Novel, Parenting

The First Man in The World

Original title: Le premier homme du monde

Author: Alix, Raphaël

Synopsis

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.