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ISBN
9781910477793

Publication date
2nd April 2020

RRP
£10.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB Demy

Extent (number of pages)
372pp

Translator
Jane Aitken & Polly Mackintosh

Territory

WEL

BIC category
F, FA, FH

US publication date
7th April 2020

US RRP
$16.95

Category

Wild Dog

(Chien loup)

Author Serge Joncour

£10.99

A Parisian couple decide to rent out a cottage in the calm, quiet hills of the French Lot. But nothing is quite what it seems.

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Description

WINNER OF THE PRIX LANDERNEAU 2018

It was as though some frenzied ritual were taking place up there in the woods, a savage brawl that seemed to be making its way towards them…

Seeking to escape the stresses of modern life, Franck and Lise, a Parisian couple who have made their living in the film industry, decide to rent out a cottage in the calm, quiet hills of the French Lot.

But nothing is quite what it seems. In this remote corner of the world, there is no phone signal. A wild dog emerges, looking for a new master. Ghosts of a dark, savage past run wild in these hills, where a mysterious German lion tamer took refuge in the First World War…

Franck and Lise are confronted with nature at its most brutal. And they are about to discover that man and beast have more in common than they think.

Reviews
‘A magnificent allegory for the ways in which the modern world wears us down … A unique voice’ Le Figaro
‘A hymn to space and calm’ Libération
‘Proof of Serge Joncour’s immense talent and understanding of human subtleties’ Marie Claire
‘An ode to nature’ Le Point
‘Joncour is a magician’ Le Temps
Serge Joncour

Meet the author

Serge Joncour is a French novelist and screenwriter. He was born in Paris in 1961 and studied philosophy at university before deciding to become a writer. His first novel, Vu, was published by Le Dilettante in 1998. He wrote the screenplay for Elle s’appelait Sarah starring Kristen Scott-Thomas, rel…

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