You Shall Never Lose Whom You Love
Original title: Qui tu aimes jamais ne perdras
A super original novel about an infinite love between two human beings, living from century to century. But also an incredible eulogy of the power of literature.
Can a great love end with death? Convinced that this situation would be too heart-breaking, the two lovers Chloe and Corvus living in Antique Rome take an oath, in the 1st century, to find themselves in the succession of existences that, according to several ancient philosophers, every individual is called upon to live.
But will they be able to recognize each other under different appearances, while chance, or the superior force of which it is the name, brings them together in turn, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century?
in the library of a Dominican convent
in the heart of Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter
through the forests of Nizhny Novgorod province
on the Wessex moor;
or close to the front during the last days of the First World War?
You Shall Never Lose Whom You Love takes the reader on a journey through centuries, landscapes, and pays homage to love in all its forms – carnal, spiritual, fraternal.
By approaching the theme of the transmigration of souls in a romantic way, and by astonishing stylistic variations proposed by the times, these different stories, which form only one in the end, also offer a vibrant eulogy of literature, dreams and power of the imagination.
• The theme of the transmigration of souls is brilliantly treated in a fiction in which the reader becomes strongly attached to the characters through the ages.
• A language that marries the style of different centuries and a brilliant, very original composition, leading to a surprising ending.
• The sixth novel by a writer who has built a work that is demanding and accessible at the same time.