Breathless pace. Touches effortlessly on identity, love, alcohol, and the cynicism of the business world. "Les Echos"
Who hasn t wanted to become someone else ? Over a drink in Paris, two men give each other three years to see which one can more radically alter his life. Blin becomes a private detective. He takes on a new identity, even a surgically altered face. Gredzinski, a self-effacing corporate executive, discovers liquor that evening and rapidly yields to the sensuality and self-confidence induced by alcoholism. Things get complicated when Blin is hired by an ex-lover to find himself and when Gredzinski secretly follows his girlfriend to her home. A helter-skelter tale of humor and suspense.
Winner of the literary prize RTL-Lire."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing
This is one of those quirky European character studies I like so much. In this one, two strangers are randomly paired for a tennis game at their club. Their hard-fought game is described in detail, if ... Read full review
Someone ElseUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Two strangers meet at a tennis club in Paris, launching this exploration into the nature of personal identity on its pleasantly erratic course. After a match, Thierry Blin, a picture framer, and ... Read full review