In late October 1944, Sebastian Wigrum disappears from his London home. An elusive character, traveller of mirrors and vanishing points, living on the blurred border between fact and fiction, he is one of those exceptional figures endowed with the power of vanishing before our eyes.
We know little about him except that he was curious about the world, perhaps disappointed by love. His legacy, however, is ours: that one for whom living meant collecting left in his wake more than a hundred objects that illuminate with an uncertain light the history of our time.
This book offers the bittersweet inventory of the Wigrum estate. A combinatorial novel, a dizzying scaffold of erudition and “unknowledge,” Wigrum exists precariously between the world of stories and the world where the lives of readers unfold. Those willing to venture inside will live by only one slogan: if I can believe all the stories that are told to me, you are just as capable.
208 pages, 978-2-923530-33-8, $24.95,
Rights : World English