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Since 2005 and his multi-tablet novel, “The bedroom of the dead”, Franck Thilliez has established himself as one of the pillars of the French thriller. His latest novel is as addictive as it is terrifying, “Il was twice” was published by Fleuve Noir.
The starting point of the intrigue is the fate of Julie, a 17-year-old girl during a mountain bike ride in the forest. We only found his bike. From the north of France to Sagas, a small town in the Savoy mountains; from an abandoned warehouse in Belgium to an isolated chalet in Poland, Franck Thilliez takes pleasure in erecting a labyrinth strewn with pitfalls. As devilish as jubilant.
“It was twice”, appeared in the Black River editions.
Phileas, from the Greek philéin, to love. It is the name of a new publishing house, born two weeks ago, which will publish its first graphic novels at the start of the school year and it is also a name borrowed from Philéas Fogg, the hero of the famous adventure novel , Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days… Philéas is the fruit of the association between Moïse Kissous, president and creator of Jungle and Steinkis and Vincent Barbare, president of Edi8. Marjorie Bertin went to meet them in their Paris offices and interviewed Michel Bussi, whose first novel will be adapted by Philéas.
And then direction Austria and the museum of the city of Vienna which wishes to document the life of the inhabitants in the era of the coronavirus. Since the end of March 2020, Viennese people have been invited to send photos of objects symbolizing their daily life during this crisis. Certain objects will then be integrated into the museum’s collection. Report from our correspondent Isaure Hiace.