“…one of the best-kept secrets of modern French prose." - Publishers Weekly
Ireland and Gévaudan (a region situated in the Auvergne in southeastern France) are the backdrop against which these haunting scenes play themselves out. Based upon historical myths and biblical legends, they are reimagined as counter-histories (or some might say perversions) of the originals, evoking at once the violence as well as the sacred aspect of our origins. Situated somewhere between poetry and prose, Michon’s writing draws its force from the past while forging a new language that mingles history, memory and desire all at once.
Also available: Corps du roi (2002), Abbés (2002), and Trois auteurs (1997)