By Benoît Quessy
An 2033. Un groupe d’amis évolue autour de Juillet, militante écologiste et spécialiste du cybersexe. Leur préoccupation? los angeles planète, et surtout, pourquoi l’avoir laissée périr?
Érotique et sensuel, À Juillet, toujours nue dans mes pensées jette un regard amusé et percutant sur l’avenir de notre monde, sur notre capacité à nous reproduire et à aimer… demain.
Dans un univers aux médias hypersexualisés où le terrorisme écologique semble être l’unique answer à un climat pourri, Juillet, Frank, Lol et Lou, qui n’ont pas 30 ans, cherchent, comme tous les jeunes de leur époque, l’amour et un peu d’espoir. Pas facile dans une société où le corps, comme tout le reste, se consomme à l’instant où le désir naît.
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Translated by means of E Dale Saunders, drawings by way of Kobo Abe's spouse Machi Abe
From the writer of the lady within the Dunes and The
Ruined Map (which John Leonard, writing in The New
York instances, selected as one of many six top novels of 1969)
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Your mind plays tricks,” Donna said remotely; she seemed to have withdrawn into herself, gone far away. He wondered if his erratic driving was bumming her. Probably so. Another fantasy film rolled suddenly into his head, without his consent: He saw, first, a big parked Pontiac with a bumper jack on the back of it that was slipping and a kid around thirteen with long thatched hair struggling to hold the car from rolling, meanwhile yelling for assistance. He saw himself and Jerry Fabin running out of the house together, Jerry’s house, down the beer-can-littered driveway to the car.
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