Following the rules our society dictates, the narrator fills her existence and her mind with things to do, to say, to learn and to live by. To succeed at this, she begins to literally fill up her body, like an attic which protects her from the emptiness she encounters elsewhere. Fragile, victimized by her relationship with a married man whose lies and absences are all too frequent, she desperately seeks to gain control of her life. In this critically acclaimed, razor-sharp first novel, we discover a woman who reaches deep inside herself to find the strength to heal her wounds and learn to live with reality.
Claire Castillon : Claire Castillon is the author of several collections of short stories including Insecte (Fayard, 2006; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009) and On n’empêche pas un petit coeur d’aimer (Fayard, 2007) as well as several novels.