Editions de la Table Ronde
Until his acquittal in court today, the young novice Raymond Guétard stood accused of the rape of his beloved disciple--the talented teenager Laurent. Raymond met Laurent through the bicycling club where he worked as a trainer. No matter that Raymond never laid a finger on him: his overwhelming and obsessive love for the boy pushed Laurent to act out of fear, and the accusation succeeded in sending Raymond’s once peaceful life into a tail-spin. It is ultimately through his religious faith that Laurent comes face-to-face with his maker, and in the struggle to forgive himself and those around him lies the key to his salvation. A fascinating morality play, where religion plays the part of a traitor and redemption shakes the foundations of belief.
Xavier Patier : Xavier Patier is the author of several novels, short stories, and essays, and of one play.