About the book
Paris, June 1995. In a restaurant, a waiter is violently attacked by a guest. No-one moves. Neither the Russian couple, nor the wife of the aggressor, nor the two young traders come to celebrate their first jobs on the floor. An event not worth lingering over? All actions have consequences. And on this occasion, the brutality, indifference or cowardice of those present will signal the beginning of their individual undoing. From the fall of the Berlin wall to the financial crash of 2008, in a world defined by wealth, the crossed destinies the actors in this first scene, from Russian oligarch to property speculator weave a web. At its is Sila, the floored immigrant whose refusal to be made a victim will bring the house down.
Praise for Fabrice Humbert:'Highly intellegent and moving ... a novel of rare scope, substance and strength
Sila's Fortune is a book of our time. It consists of stories that are extraordinary, beautiful, inspiring, sad or painful and rendered with a felicity of writing that is to be greatly admired
One of the jewels of this year's literary output, Sila's Fortune is an amazing immersion into the world of bling and money