L'éveil - Line Papin

L'éveil - Line Papin

Summary

" I must return there, it is unbearable knowing him to be here, he who lives and breathes close by. No, it is not about the awakening, about reality, it is purely my attention that he arouses for the time being. It is down below, further away, that we are going to bloom, to fall, to move. It excites me, it irritates me. I am on the verge of the awakening. " The scene is set in Hanoï, in the alleyways of that overhead city. This is a story of love, whose characters are two boys and txo girls, whose voices collide. This i a love story, painful and sensual where the heroines only face the town's tumult, and hide in the protective bedroom shadows. It is a first novel of exception. And the birth certificate of a writer.

 

My impressions

The story takes place in Hanoï, I spent a little time there, but I loved this city. The young writer perfectly renders the atmosphere dominated by the noise and smells. It is a complex love story between idle characters. It is narrated with a lot of poetry, as in a dream. My favorite sentence: " I felt like I was holding the oblivion in my arms."