Maylis de Kerangal is the author of several novels in French, including Je marche sous un ciel de traîne(2000), La vie voyageuse (2003), Corniche Kennedy (2008), and Naissance d'un pont (published in English asBirth of a Bridge, winner of the Prix Franz Hessel and Prix Médicis in 2010). She has also published a collection of short stories, Ni fleurs ni couronnes (2006), and a novella, Tangente vers l'est (winner of the 2012 Prix Landerneau). In addition, she has published a fiction tribute to Kate Bush and Blondie titled Dans les rapides(2007). In 2014, her fifth novel, Réparer les vivants (The Heart), was published to wide acclaim, and won the Grand Prix RTL-Lire and the Student Choice Novel of the Year from France culture and Télérama. She lives in Paris, France.
Maylis de Kerangal; Translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. While driving home exhausted, the boys are involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted road. Two of the boys are wearing seat...