They were Waiting for Me

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

THEY WERE WAITING FOR ME

Fatherhood is a commitment that worries Max. Abused as a child, he has never known love and does not know what a family is, nor how he should love his child.

FORMAT: 150 x 220
PAGES: 160
WORDS: 40 000 approx.
RIGHT SOLD: Greek
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2019
PUBLISHER: La Trace éditions

The Work

Two people love each other and their loneliness are magnetized. It sounds like a simple and luminous love story, but there are the shadows that Max hides behind his silence…
Max is rather introverted and highly sensitive. Even with his colleagues, he is somewhat distant too. When his girlfriend Halley finds out she is pregnant, they decide to get married.
Fatherhood is a commitment that worries Max. Abused as a child, he was placed in a foster family at a very young age. He has never known love and does not know what a family is, nor how he should love his child.
The birth of little Rosie will be the start of Max’s descent into hell, caught up in the whirlwind of unconditional and boundless fatherly love.
Out of love for his daughter and to avoid her suffering as he suffered as a child, Max decides to live on the streets. Rosie will have to learn to grow up with this unconventional father, whom she seeks to hide to avoid rejection from the other children at school.

The Author(s)

Tom Noti lives in the hollow of majestic mountains, which are his life source. His stories are about people who push forward, regardless of the feelings that weigh heavily on their shoulders or the burdens they carry. He has written several novels, including Les naufragés de la salle d’attente (The Shipwrecked of the Waiting Room), published by Paul&Mike and the successful Elles m’attendaient (They Were Waiting for Me), published by La Trace éditions and winner of the 2020 Lettres Frontière Award.

Key Sales Points

– A book winner of the Lettres Frontière Award in 2020.
– An original, well-written story that makes us second guess all that we think we know.
– A social panorama that illustrates the vicious spiral of an abused child becoming homeless out of love.
– Readers become truly attached to the characters of
this moving story. How can a child grow up in such a singular family?
– A tormented love story, told with great modesty, finesse, and delicacy..