, it has been fifteen years since my father died.
It's the last sentence of the seemingly innocuous preamble - a young woman is annoyed by a fly that comes and goes on her face.
This sentence is from the vein of the best incipit.
Violette d'Urso puts as an epigraph to her first novel the sublime song by Michel Legrand hummed by Jacques Perrin in
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
“I don't know anything about him and yet I see him…”
Chanson de Maxence
In this melody, Perrin launches
: "I looked for it everywhere, but I did not find it."
Anna is 6 years old, she is in green class.
And very happy to return, because her father has promised to wait for her at the Montparnasse station.
"so different from the others" -
she would recognize him among a thousand.
But when she goes down to the platform, he's not there.
His mother, his sister and a friend welcome him.
All is well, he is told, he has had an
Back home, she discovers the reality.
The amazing thing is...
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