Un peu plus loin sur la droite by Fred Vargas
By Fred Vargas
C’est l’été à Paris. Embusqué sur le banc 102, celui de los angeles Contrescarpe, alors qu'il surveille l. a. fenêtre d'un fils de député bien peu sympathique, Kehlweiler, « l'Allemand », avise une drôle de « bricole » blanchâtre égarée sur une grille d'arbre...
Ce petit bout d'os humain l'obsède jusqu'à ce qu'il abandonne ses filatures parisiennes pour rallier Port-Nicolas, un village perdu au bout de los angeles Bretagne…
À lire dans los angeles même série des Evangélistes : « Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent » ; « Debout les morts » ; « Sans feu, ni lieu ».
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I saw the books in Gretchen’s library, on their own shelf, with dustcovers still well intact though aged. Her mother had inscribed each one to her—“To my darling daughter”—with what I calculated to be the year Gretchen would have finished the equivalent of high school. Next to them were braille versions, which Gretchen had commissioned. The covers showed a woman with short blond hair and an exaggerated expression apparently romping through comic adventures with her social set, who, the plot summaries informed us, didn’t approve of the heroine’s ambition.
I want to thank you for all the work you’re putting into it. I knew the photos were in a state, but I didn’t realize how bad of one. ” She pushed her eyebrows together. I could tell how hard that was for her to say. ” Gretchen teared up. “It was magical, those youngest years. Not just seeing—though seeing was good, of course—but it was what I saw! Mother had such a way of creating moments. She lived a life then that was … exotic and exhilarating … hotels and airplanes…. I tagged along. Did you see the picture?
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