François, Pierre Le Lin, 12 years old. Still a child, even not an
The crime of a child is exceptional. How does a child become
And why? Does he have bad parents? Is he ill bred? Is he
insensitive or too sensitive? Yes or not, is he basically
malicious or is it an accident? So many questions which
This fascinating novel takes as a starting point a criminal
case which shook the opinion and confused Brittany. Pages
after pages, we see the child preparing his crime; becoming a
criminal. A breathless retrospective... François's behaviour
sends cold shivers down your spine. At the end of the book,
during the trial, the judges try to understand, distressed to
have to judge a child who could be their son.
François, a child like the others, but stimulated by an
adult's passion with the jealousy which goes with.
Viviane Janouin-Benanti, bald style novelist, guide us between
the Good and the Evil, thanks to a magic alchemy between
psychological analysis and right words...
A splendid story.
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Previous edition, paperback: Éditions Cheminements: February 2006, € 22.