A brilliant, painful account of a doomed love affair. While the storm clouds are gathering, the teller of the story belives the picnic is forever. (Carlo Gebler
A story of love found and thwarted that also becomes a remarkable journey backward: from modernist narrative resignation and ennui into full-fledged emotional engagement, complicaiton, deepening of character and resolution... (Kirkus Reviews
Djian is a major writer. A page of his prose reads like nothing else, except perhaps another page of his. His writing is the real thing. (Le Monde
An atmosphere reminiscent of, by turns, Diva
and Paris, Texas
... Dijan's books soar above those of his contemporaries. (Paris Match
The major European bestseller that was made into the celebrated film.