what good is a novel if it does we jostle not, if he brings nothing different, if he sings not the song dissonant in the world? Since his first title, in 2003, Nathacha Appanah digs its furrow to the strength of demand and quality. After Tropic of violence released in 2016, where she had shown her character, her book The Sky above the roof, title that resonates on the side of Verlaine – “What have you done, o you that here/ Crying constantly,/ Say, what hast thou done, that thou here Of thy youth?”

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The great poet had composed The sky is, above the roof… when he had been sentenced to two years in prison. In the novel by Nathacha Appanah, Wolf, 17 years old, is found also in jail after you caused a car accident: driving without a license, in the opposite direction, two serious injuries – he has taken the vehicle from his mother to go to the encounter of its big sister Paloma that he had not seen in years, he knew …

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