Arthur and Julie Bourgeois had five girls. Two of them died young. The other three, Ellen, Henriette and Valantin entered a legal marriage. Eighteen grandchildren came from them, forty-three descendants of second generation, one hundred fifty-four of third generation, and today we are already eighty of the fourth generation.
Valantin married Jules at the end of XIX century. At the end of the next century the granddaughter of Valantin will fall in love with a young man. Between these two events, men and women will meet, will love, will get together and procreate in order to build a family tree which will spread its branches into eternity. Written in a beautiful and poetic language, the novel "Eternity" is a small pearl in the necklace of good French literature and a true ode to life and mother women. The book has a wonderful film adaptation with Audrey Tautou, Melanie Laurent and Bérénice Bejo (director Tran Ahn Hung).