Glory to the simple hearts. The great story told by François Bégaudeau in this 100-page novel entitled L'Amour is at once modest, prodigious and daring. It is that of Jeanne and Jacques, who turned 20 in the early 1970s in a village in Maine-et-Loire, and whose love began without love at first sight or cymbal blows, with a walk in the countryside under the pretext of taking the dog out. Later will come marriage, a child, work - he is a gardener and she is a secretary. The manias of each other will be fixed over time, they will replay indefinitely certain dialogues - what is the point of putting dessert plates, why you do not turn on the lamp to make your arrow words.
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Jeanne annoys Jacques because she eats the fresh bread when there is any left from the day before, Jacques annoys Jeanne because he puts the remote control anywhere, but it's as if these repeated scenes weave the fabric of their love. Jeanne becomes executive assistant, Jacques...
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