Les mauvaises nouvelles (édition augmentée)
by Nicola Sirkis
A flea circus trainer is grateful to his tiny performers who got him on TV; two runaway teenagers hide in the hotel room where their parents spent their honeymoon; some influential members of the Bordeaux jet-set commit suicide while listening to Chet Baker, deranged president dreams of killing his citizens live on television...
These are some of the characters of this wild patchwork of human comedy. Twelve funny, bitter, charming and sometimes perverse stories of people in both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.
In this surprising, entertaining collection, the reader will recognose the fertile imagination of the songwriter of the music group Indochine and also the atmosphere of teh author's favorite writers - Pierre Loti, Marguerite Duras and especially the enigmatic J.D. Salinger.
Nicola Sirkis is the founder and heart of Indochine, the most famous French pop group. He is chief writer, composer and performer of their music. Les mauvaises nouvelles is is first book, previously published in 1998. This new edition boasts new stories and will be launched at the same time as Indochine's new album.