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Electrico W

Electrico W
EAN : 
9782709637954
Parution : 
24/08/2011
290 pages
18.30 €

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Un photographe, Antonio, retourne à Lisbonne après dix ans d’absence. Il y retrouve le correspondant de son journal, Vincent, le narrateur de ce récit, afin de suivre le procès d’un tueur en série. 
Enfant, Antonio a rencontré en une fillette, Canard, l’amour mythique, éternel, celui qui promet de grandir sans jamais s’affadir, mais ce rêve de bonheur s’est déchiré. Vincent a ses raisons, peu avouables de vouloir guérir cette blessure, réparer ce qui s’est brisé, retrouver Canard. Lui qui est si peu doué pour la vie, lui qui n’achève jamais rien de ce qu’il entreprend, veut devenir l’artisan d’un destin inaccompli. Chaque rencontre rapproche du but comme la vague pousse un radeau vers le rivage. Mais il n’est d’horizon qui ne se déplace sans cesse... . 
Electrico W raconte les neuf jours de cette quête en ce mois de septembre 1985 où la terre trembla à Mexico et où mourut l’écrivain Italo Calvino. 
Si les tramways, comme l'Electrico W qui donne son nom au livre, suivent des rails, la vie des hommes obéit à d’autres lois.

An ode to first loves, which can leave unimaginable scars.

 

Antoine, a photographer, returns to Lisbon after an absence of ten years. There he meets up with Vincent, the newspaper’s correspondent and voice of this narrative. They are on a mission with their newspaper to cover the trial of a serial killer. As a child, Antoine met a young girl named “Canard”. She was his mythical love, an eternal love that was supposed to always grow and never die. And yet, this dream of happiness was suddenly crushed.

For personal reasons, Vincent is inspired to help Antoine heal the wounds of this shattered love story, and begins to search for Canard. He knows he is not very gifted for happiness and was never able to finish anything he started, but maybe, just this once, he could change someone else’s destiny for the better. Each encounter brings him closer to his goal, like the succession of waves pushes a raft towards the shore, but horizons constantly move away from us, and destiny cannot be conquered.

Eléctrico W, named after a tramway line in Lisbon, tells the story of the nine days of Vincent’s investigation during the month of September 1985, when the earth shook in Mexico and the writer Italo Calvino passed away.