Patrick Bauwen plays with the dark and obscure depths of the human soul, taking with him the reader, who sees only fire! A manipulation that allows the author to ask a question, that can be likened to philosophy: how do human beings play with the duality of their personalities?
Patrick Bauwen kindly allows the reader to sit on the tip of the ice berg and lets them drift smoothly on the silent frozen sea of his sulphurous story; whilst the hidden clues and false trails work furtively in the submerged part of this immense block of ice. Love, suffering, doubts, fears leading to chills…
Such a shaman, the author captivates the reader with his fiendishly unpredictable writing, manipulating them right until the very last line of the novel. Gasping, breathtaking…in this novel, Patrick Bauwen doesn’t show his true power, he exercises it with sublime delicacy and a wonderful subtlety.
Published by Audrey Lucido, June 16th, 2017. Translate by Helen Ben Othman.