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Russell Banks

De beaux lendemains


L'existence d'une bourgade au nord de l'Etat de New York a été bouleversée par l'accident d'un bus de ramassage scolaire, dans lequel ont péri de nombreux enfants du lieu. Les réactions de la petite communauté sont rapportées par les récits de quatre acteurs principaux. Il y a d'abord Dolorès Driscoll, la conductrice du bus scolaire accidenté, femme solide et généreuse, choquée par cette catastrophe. Vient Billy Ansel, le père inconsolable de deux des enfants morts. Ensuite, Mitchell Stephens, un avocat new-yorkais poursuivant avec une hargne passionnée les éventuels responsables de l'accident. Et enfin Nicole Burnell, adolescente promise à tous les succès, qui a perdu l'usage de ses jambes et découvre ses parents gréce à une lucidité chèrement payée. Ces quatre voix font connaître les habitants du village, leur douleur, et ressassent la question lancinante - qui est responsable ? - avec cette étonnante capacité qu'a Russell Banks de se mettre intimement dans la peau de ses personnages.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1999
Publisher: Actes Sud
Pages: 336
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782742714445
ISBN 10: 2742714448

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De beaux lendemains