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The Martins
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Language
Bulgarian
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Paperback
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13/20
Weight
219 gr.
Pages
224
Published
09 February 2024

The Martins

This is the story of a writer who fell into a creative crisis and decided to write about the first person he met on the street. He comes across eighty-year-old Madeleine Tricot, whose life he will describe, as well as the life of her family - the Martins. Madeleine was in love with Yves, who, however, left for the USA for mysterious reasons, and she met René, whom she married. They have two daughters: Valerie and Stephanie, who do not get along. Stephanie lives abroad, Valerie is married to Patrick, with whom she has two children – Jeremy, an apathetic teenager, and secretive Lola. Both are undergoing development...

Is it really true, the writer wonders, that every life is the stuff of novels, or is his story doomed to be hopelessly banal? As he gets to know Madeleine and her family, he’ll be privy to their secrets: lost loves, marital problems and workplace worries. And he’ll soon realize he is not the impartial bystander he intended to be, but a catalyst for major changes in the lives of his characters.

Told with Foenkinos’s irony and self-deprecating humour, yet filled with warmth, The Martins is a compelling tale of the family next door which raises questions about what it means to be ‘ordinary’, and about the blurred lines between truth and fiction.

About the Author
David  Foenkinos

David Foenkinos (born 28 October 1974) is a French author and screenwriter. He studied literature and music in Paris. Today he is one of the most revered and beloved French writers. His novel La délicatesse is a bestseller in France. A film based on the book was released in December 2011, with Audrey Tautou as the main character.

Charlotte is David Foenkinos’s thirteenth novel. After winning the "Prix Renaudot", the French author received the "Goncourt des lycéens" (High School Students Goncourt Prize), also for Charlotte

One of his other best-selling books, Les Souvenirs (2013), was adapted by Jean-Paul Rouve into a film which was released in January 2015. Will Charlotte have its own cinematographic adaptation as well? We look forward to it.

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