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Publication in France:
09 June 2016

240 pages

 
The House

Mathias de BREYNE

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When he's not busy travelling the world, Gab devotes his passion and energy to doing up houses. Instead of six women, he's had six houses in his life. The latest is located in the Pyrenees and it is the apple of his eye. But, as with all his houses, the time has come to say farewell to it so that somebody else, perhaps a couple, can settle down there and love it in their turn.

Several hundred miles away, Magda has become fed up with her robotic existence. She's had enough of ruining her back and her eyesight in front of her computer, and wants to move to the seaside. Or else to the countryside - it makes little difference, because the house will make the decision for her. One particular ad immediately stands out from the rest:

When Magda goes to view Gab's house, she immediately falls in love with everything about it. So much so that she falls in love with its owner too, but unfortunately he doesn't come with the property.

And Magda simply can't bear the idea that he will no longer be there when she moves in...
Biography
Mathias de Breyne is an author and translator. He has published several books and essays. La maison is his first novel.
More information in french

«Choisit-on vraiment sa maison ? Si la maison choisissait ses habitants pour façonner leur vie à sa convenance ? Tout commence par une petite annonce immobilière déposée sur Leboncoin. Une annonce pas comme les autres. Comme si la maison cherchait la famille idéale pour vivre de belles années ensemble. Gabriel vend sa maison, comme il le fait régulièrement chaque fois qu'il finit d'en restaurer une, mais il ne veut pas la confier à n'importe qui. Magdalena, citadine et geek jusqu'au bout des ongles, a décidé sur un coup de tête de s'isoler à la campagne. Ils n'avaient aucune chance de se rencontrer... et pourtant, une maison va tout chambouler. Une comédie romantique ou la maison tient le rôle principal et ou chacun devra découvrir sa propre destinée. En refermant ce livre, vous irez traquer les annonces immobilières sur Internet à la recherche de votre maison, celle qui va changer votre vie et vous apporter l'amour.»Nathalie Claudel, Librairie La Compagnie des livres - Vernon - 27 [LIBRAIRE] 26/06/2016