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Alain Damasio

La Horde du Contrevent


Un groupe d'élite, formé dès l'enfance à faire face, part des confins d'une terre féroce, saignée de rafales, pour aller chercher l'origine du vent.

Ils sont vingt-trois, un bloc, un nœud de courage : la Horde. Ils sont pilier, ailier, traceur, aéromaître et géomaître, feuleuse et sourcière, troubadour et scribe. Ils traversent leur monde debout, à pied, en quête d'un Extrême-Amont qui fuit devant eux comme un horizon fou.

Expérience de lecture unique, La Horde du Contrevent est un livre-univers qui fond d'un même feu l'aventure et la poésie des parcours, le combat nu et la quête d'un sens profond du vivant qui unirait le mouvement et le lien. Chaque mot résonne, claque, fuse : Alain Damasio joue de sa plume comme d'un pinceau, d'une caméra ou d'une arme...

Chef-d'œuvre porté par un bouche-à-oreille rare, le roman a été logiquement récompensé par le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2019
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 736
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070464234
ISBN 10: 2070464237

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Within Germany: 2-4 working days
Within Europe: 3-6 working days

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, delivery times can vary, we aim to keep you updated if delivery time is longer than expected.

We currently only ship to countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. If you have a request for shipping to another area of the world, please contact us at

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Check out our Greeting Card collection here. If you would like us to include a message in your selected card, forward your purchase confirmation onto with some words and we will add these in for you. 

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