Author(s): Leila Marouane
The protagonist is a handsome, wealthy Parisian bank manager. Born in the Maghreb, his life was once devoted to Sundays with his mother, family reunions, pious sobriety and fervent Islamism. But he's through with all that. The time has come for him to find a suitable apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The time has come for aperitifs, shopping sprees and for a sex life free of inhibitions. Thus his adventures begin. Unfortunately for him, his story is told through an unsympathetic female narrator who seems more interested in creating an all-female gallery.