Éditions Au Diable Vauvert
Zero Killed is a story told almost entirely through transcribed telephone calls between four individuals. Two of them are brothers: Andres, the elder, is married to Françoise, and Joseph, the younger, has just been left by his girlfriend Clara (a promising actress gone off to Spain). The four characters’ interconnected phone conversations range from devastatingly funny to hilariously sad, contrasts expressed through mordant dialogue that gives this sparsely wrought novel the feel of a more lengthy tragedy. Advice, regret, hope for reconciliation, loneliness, and the inability to do much to help
Sá Moreira : Régis de Sá Moreira lives in New York. He is the prize-winning author of Zéro tués (Au diable vauvert, 2002), Pas de temps à perdre (Au diable vauvert, 2003), and Le Libraire (Au diable vauvert, 2004). He has been translated into German, Portuguese, and Russian.