Peaux sensibles is the story of a 53-year-old dermatologist in full mid-life crisis. To save himself from what feels like lethal boredom, he decides to place an ad in the local paper:"Gentleman over 50, fit, seeks attractive younger woman as dinner companion. No other obligations. Meet and part at restaurant."
Despite his effort to fend off the course of time, our dermatologist will learn that there is no cure for aging, the heart doesn’t get older, and skin although will always be sensitive.
With a humorous yet sincere approach, Dominique Gilbert shows what can befall a man who is prepared to cheat and lie in order to feel younger—but who is old enough to know that his childish appetites can only lead to disappointment.
Dominique Gilbert : Dominique Gilbert lives in Paris. Peaux sensibles is his second novel.