The World According to Sisco
Original title: L’état du monde selon Sisco
- 2 Seas Represents: World Excl French.
- Selected for the Prix littéraire Rive Gauche à Paris.
A rainy novel on the decline of creation. – Astrid Manfredi
Pascal Louvrier uses a fine writing of emotions and sensibility to trace the fleeting shadow of a character in search of the missing piece of the moon. – Les plaisirs de marc page
A rare, sensitive and nervous, very rhythmic, lively, and prompt book. – BSC News
It all starts with a victory: famous architect Marc Sisco’s design has been selected for Venice’s new Opera House. It is the crowning achievement of an already brilliant career, a childhood dream come true. But upon his return from Venice, a sense of unease takes hold of him. He is in no hurry to meet with his staff, has no desire to announce his great victory to his wife, and can’t think of a single thing to say to attempt to reconnect with his rebellious daughter. In fact, he doesn’t want to do anything at all. Not even to have a nostalgic fling with a woman he once loved, who the Venice Opera has brought back into his life. He feels unsure of himself, of others, of the world in general. There’s nothing that he wants. Except maybe to overturn his entire existence. What can you do next once your dreams have come true?
As a connoisseur of the “high and mighty,” Pascal Louvrier is amazingly credible as he slips into the skin of a celebrity architect, helping us feel the despair and need for solitude of those who have everything. A novel about our need to dream and to desire.