Author(s): Pierre Peju
One wet afternoon, Etienne Vollard, driving a vanload of books to his shop, knocks down a little girl, Eva. Haunted by guilt, Vollard visits Eva in hospital and reads stories to her while she lies in a coma. He also meets Eva's mother, Therese, a struggling single parent whose dream is to be faraway, alone. When Eva awakes, the three of them are immediately aware that their lives are forever altered. Pierre Peju's profound and moving novel is about life, childhood, loneliness and learning to accept and understand our differences.
An outstanding prize winning, best-selling French novel. "An unbearable and magnificent novel - on how the ocean of literature breaks against the silence of childhood", Le Nouvel Observateur
Pierre Peju, writer, philosopher and director of studies at the International College of Philosophy, has written four books. The Girl from the Chartreuse, his latest one, met with an exceptional critical and commercial success in France.