THE ESKIMO SOLUTION
BY PASCAL GARNIER, TRANSLATED BY EMILY BOYCE AND JANE AITKEN
AVAILABLE FROM GALLIC BOOKS
‘It’s the story of forty-something Louis – a nice guy, but broke – who kills his mother for the inheritance…’
A children’s writer rents a house on the Normandy coast where he plans to write his first crime novel. There, away from his love life, his editor and his friends, he’ll be free to pen the story of Louis, who after killing his mother, is inspired to relieve his friends of their own burdensome elderly relatives.
But even far away from everything he knows, distractions seem to find their way to his door: from his lovable elderly neighbours, to his girlfriend’s tearaway teenage daughter. And somehow, events from his life appear to overlap with those of his imagination…