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Benoît Duteurtre

Les pieds dans l'eau


«Le 29 septembre 1990, une vingtaine de descendants de René Coty se retrouvèrent à l'Élysée. Chez les petites-filles du Président, d'ordinaire si ardentes à rompre avec le passé, l'opportunité sembla éveiller un brin d'amusement. Les années glorieuses s'éloignaient suffisamment pour prendre un arrière-goût folklorique. Tout le monde avait oublié le nom de Coty – sauf pour le confondre avec celui d'un parfumeur. L'époque présidentielle ne représentait plus une menace avec ses privilèges. Rien ne pouvait désormais entraver le triomphe de cette vie normale vers laquelle ma famille inclinait depuis trente ans.» Avec ce roman familial, Benoît Duteurtre déploie son art d'humoriste social sur un mode plus intime. À l'ombre des falaises d'Étretat, il observe les transformations de la bourgeoisie en vacances, le catholicisme revisité par mai 68 et sa propre évolution de jeune homme moderne à la découverte de la nostalgie.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2010
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 251
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070416486
ISBN 10: 2070416488

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Les pieds dans l'eau