Author Sophie Bouchard invites us to a narrative behind closed doors, on a lighthouse at sea, overlooking the shipwrecks along with Cyril, Clovis and Frida, three engaging characters in search of love and the land on which to encounter it. In parallel, the novel takes us to Senegal to meet Cyril’s first love, Rosée, who will be the person behind the largest sending of messages in bottles the ocean has ever seen.
At sea and everywhere else, technological advances are revolutionizing our ways of thinking about the world. Navigation has been transformed. While Cyril, the region’s last lighthouse keeper, continues to guide the ships, young Clovis prepares the automation of the pillar. Meanwhile, out at sea, a storm is brewing.
Bottles, Les bouteilles, for thirst; bottles, for oblivion; bottles, waiting for a sign of life.
207 pages, 978-2-923530-19-2, Print edition $20.95, PDF/ePub $15.99