Until the first word


Until the first word

A little girl who doesn’t speak, on the run with her nanny, is suspected to have killed her mother. But the truth is sometimes too hard to speak about…

Pascal Millet

FORMAT: 170 x 120
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Softcover
WORDS: 34 000 approx.
PRICE: 8.50 €
PUBLISHER: Editions Locus Solus

The Work

When Marlène goes to her friend Josée’s home in the middle of the night, she expects to be alone in the old countryside house. However, she soon discovers that the place is now inhabited by a painter name Pierre. Despite a rocky first encounter, Marlène soon hopes Pierre will be able to help her with the curious case of her little companion : an 8 year old girl who doesn’t speak. An 8 year old girl suspected of having killed her own mother. An 8 year old girl that her father wants to see institutionalized.

As the two adults do everything in their power to help the traumatized child regain her speech, it appears that the truth is sometimes too hard to bear, or to speak about…

The Author(s)

Pascal Millet divides his time between France and Quebec. A former whale guide and writer for the Canadian Environment Ministry, he writes short stories, dark novels (published by XYZ, Les 400 coups, and Liv’Editions) and children’s books (Boréal), some of which have been translated into English and Spanish.

Key Sales Points

– A little book to be read rapidly and avidly.

– A tender, poignant story which is terribly moving.

– A dark novel where psychology plays a fundamental role.