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Claire Messud

Les enfants de l'empereur


Manhattan, début 2001. Trois jeunes trentenaires se retrouvent déchirés entre leurs rêves et les exigences du réel : Marina, apprentie journaliste, écrasée par son père Murray, maître de l'intelligentsia new-yorkaise ; Danielle, en quête de l'éme sœur et de reconnaissance professionnelle ; Julius, pigiste gay, aspirant à se ranger sans pouvoir s'y résoudre. Leurs rapports se compliquent dangereusement avec l'arrivée du séduisant Ludovic et celle du provincial Bootie... De périlleux chassés-croisés sentimentaux en perspective, avant que les masques ne tombent, dans une comédie de l'innocence perdue qui culmine un certain 11 septembre. Par son jeu virtuose sur les points de vue, son habileté à relier les trajectoires individuelles à l'Histoire, Claire Messud nous offre le portrait réjouissant d'une métropole narcissique, et recrée toute une époque, si proche et déjà si lointaine.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2009
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 714
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070396962
ISBN 10: 2070396967

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Les enfants de l'empereur