ISBN : 9782315001477
The narrator, a 38-year-old translator, loses his twin brother, Bardo, during a strange accident in a Northern Europe city. For him there is no doubt it is a murder. Since the Hamburg police doesn’t find anything, he decides to investigate himself.
He soon understands Ophélia Lovelace, descendant of the poet Byron, whom Bardo desperately loved five years ago, played a major part in this tragedy. But which one ? He will go through surprises and amazements. Thus, this is how begins this incantatory rythmed thriller, a kind of apocalyptic Cluedo but philosophical tale as well.
Like Hugo or Balzac before him, the author is obviously influenced by the gothic novel. We follow a narrator relating his enquiry on a both journalistic and poetic tone. As the typical Wanderer character of the gothic novels, he seems to be looking for justice and a possible meaning behind Fate.
Tinted with esotericism, his writing line will lead us on the traces of Shakespeare’s secrets. The characters are part of an almost mythical past against which they struggle, like romantic modern heroes drawing their geography in harmony with Nature and in the city’s meaningful architecture.
Doubles, victims, villains, supernatural events, family secrets, love, literature, crime, a smashing cocktail, which will leave you breathless till the end of the book, should you be willing to know Who killed the poet?...
Luis de Miranda is a brilliant and eclectic Paris-based writer, living a full life being a novelist, an active philosopher and editor, with more than ten published works, the leader of an artistic and political movement he created, called crealism.