The Most Beautiful Thing in Life

Original title: Ce que la vie a de plus beau

Publication Date:

October 2024

Pages:

400

Original language and publisher

French | Les Escales

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genres

Debut Novel, Literary Fiction

The Most Beautiful Thing in Life

Original title: Ce que la vie a de plus beau

Synopsis

An extremely moving novel about filial and paternal love. A great human adventure set against a backdrop of wild nature.

What if nature made it possible to repair souls and bring people together?

The career of 35-year-old photographer Romain Solers is on the rise. His photos taken immersed in the heart of wild nature, with the people who live there, go around the world and even the Cannes Film Festival pays tribute to him.

But his life is turned upside down when he receives an unexpected visit from Nathan, the son he never recognized and never met. Disconcerted, Romain does not know what attitude to adopt towards this teenager whom life does not seem to have spared.

Against all odds, he decides to take Nathan with him on an expedition for his next report. They’re off to Hornstrandir, a lost and windswept peninsula in the northwest of Iceland.

Following the touching encounter between a father and his son, in a breathtakingly raw setting.