Pirouettes in the Darkness

François VALLEJO

Paul, alias Gibbon, is a young man who looks like a monkey - his arms are so long ! His life is made of sorrow and of unluckiness. Being an orphan, he is taken in by a psychiatrist who teaches him life’s basics as well as he can. Without any qualifications, Gibbon becomes a removal man, finds balance, and then love. But his mental instability - or his weirdness - makes him sink once again into a world of trafficking and dishonesty. This story resembles an infernal spiral into the abyss of madness.

Is it sad ? No, for the author serves us an insanely funny desperation.

Press reviews

L’Humanité

« In this novel, Death is a burlesque guest that shows in every corner. »

Le Magazine littéraire

« A real delight, with a touch of erudition, of humor, relying on the single clever device of the unforeseen, the unexpected. Here is a gift far from ordinary. »

About the author

François Vallejo (ENG)
François Vallejo teaches Literature. He has been published by Viviane (...)

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