Deux frères que tout sépare mais que l’appel de leur mère à l’article de la mort va peut-être réunir.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Chris Offut’s characters often had to leave their Kentucky hills and woods, because nothing changes much there and everything is always the same, while others stayed there for the very same reasons, a deep sense of belonging rooted in those woods. His dialogs from people of few words are dense with all that is not said, pruning out all the obvious and concentrating on deeper meaning and cultural traits coming from the first settlers like the folk hero Daniel Boone to the white Indians nearly gone native.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
When he arrived in Paris, on a hot July night of 1815, Daniel Connor was full of expectations. He was to work with Professor Cuvier at the Jardin des Plantes, with an offering of rare coral specimens, a mammoth bone, an introduction letter, and the preface for the English translation of Cuvier’s book by Jameson, his professor in Edinburgh. But he fell asleep on the mail coach alongside a mysterious beautiful woman who stole it all, while leaving his money untouched.