Des nouvelles de Pickton Vale by Benoît Trottier

By Benoît Trottier

Une jeune femme modeste, privée d'émotions, se met soudain à découvrir les rêves qui l'habitent... Un homme maladivement anxieux discover l. a. liberté dans les souterrains d'un ghetto noir... Une icône du cinéma développe un plan machiavélique pour assurer sa popularité posthume...

Des nouvelles de Pickton Vale regroupe sept histoires vives et graves, écrites dans un souffle, comme s'il fallait profiter de los angeles vie dès maintenant, au greatest. De l'une à l'autre, on réalise que l. a. plupart des protagonistes se connaissent. Qu'ils s'évitent. Que tous se fuient eux-mêmes, mais que le village de Pickton Vale les rattrape et leur rappelle ce qu'ils sont. Inexorablement.

Trait d'union des sept nouvelles qui constituent ce recueil, Pickton Vale est le théâtre d'une transformation chez autant de personnages. Qu'on le quitte, qu'on y arrive ou qu'on en revienne, ce bled perdu est le témoin bien involontaire d'un second charnière dans l. a. vie de ces hommes et de ces femmes en quête de perfection.

Habités par une peur irraisonnée de l'échec, ceux-ci se veulent à l. a. fois inattaquables, irréprochables et admirables.

S'ensuit une lutte contre eux-mêmes, contre les autres, contre les tempêtes de neige qui ne cessent de s'abattre et contre le petit village de Pickton Vale, cette photograph de l'enfance, qui les hante, qu'ils repoussent et qui les dresses tout à l. a. fois.

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But when I got to the Wendy house, there was nothing there. ” I kept screaming, and when they understood they dived in with me and scooped up handfuls of the balls and threw them aside, but the two of them stopped long before me. When I turned to throw more of the balls away, I realised they were just watching me. They wouldn’t believe she’d been in there, or that she’d got out. They told me they would have seen her, that she’d have had to come past them. They kept telling me I was being crazy, but they didn’t try to stop me, and eventually I cleared the room of all the balls, while they stood and waited for the police I’d made them call.

She has to get down on all fours to get inside. Her feet stick out. There’s no sound on the tape. It’s when you see all the children jerk, and the assistant run, that you know the woman has started to scream. The assistant later told me that when she tried to rush forward, it seemed as if she couldn’t get through the balls, as if they’d become heavy. The children were all getting in her way. It was bizarrely, stupidly difficult to cross the few feet to the Wendy house, with other adults in her wake.

I know that can’t be so. But I can’t leave it alone. I can leave no stone unturned. I’m so fucking lonely. I’ll climb those exquisite stairs, if I get that far. I’ll cross the LO OKING FOR JA KE ⎜ 2 1 grand corridors, wind through tunnels into the great vast hall that I believe will be glowing very bright. If I get that far. Could be that I’ll find you. I’ll find something, something will find me. I won’t be coming home, I’m sure. I’ll go in. The city doesn’t need me around while it winds down. I was going to catalogue its secrets, but that was for my benefit, not the city’s, and this is just as good.

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