Sila's Fortune (Ebook)

Fabrice Humbert

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The Slap from a French perspective.

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.

Publication date: 28/03/2013


ISBN: 9781847658487

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

Fabrice Humbert

Fabrice Humbert

Born in Saint-Cloud in 1967, Fabrice Humbert teaches literature in a French-German lycée near Paris. A previous novel, The Origin of Violence [9781846687501] was published by Serpent's Tail in 2011 and won the first ever French Prix Orange and the Prix Renaudot for best paperback.