THREE YEARS AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF HIS LAST BOOK, HUGO BORIS IS BACK ON THE FRENCH LITERARY SCENE WITH HIS CURRENT NOVEL “POLICE”. DELVE INTO THE HEART OF THE QUOTIDIAN LIFE OF THE FRENCH POLICE.
Hugo Boris, Pedagogical manager at EICAR by day, and writer by night, has already published 4 novels, all having created much enthusiasm: “Le Baiser dans la nuque”(Belfond, 2005), “La Délégation norvégienne” (Belfond, 2007), “Je n’ai pas dansé depuis longtemps” (Belfond, 2010) and “Trois grands fauves” (Belfond, 2013).
Awarded several prizes for his previous works such as the Emmanuel-Roblès Prize in 2006 and the Amerigo-Vespuci Prize in 2010, Hugo Boris now presents us with his new novel “POLICE” published by Grasset.
They are local police officers. Simple uniformed cops who we see everyday but we never talk about. Men and women, who are invisible under their blue uniforms.
On a hot summer night, Virginie, Érik and Aristide are team up for an unusual mission: the deportation of a refugee. But Virginie, who is in the midst of her own personal distress, realizes that this extradition is a death sentence. In the presence of their powerless detainee, all the police officers’ convictions are about to explode until the final confrontation on the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport tarmac, where these four lives will take a dramatic turn.
In the space of a few hours, in the confines of a police car, a tragic suspense unwinds. How can you be yourself, everyday, every instant, in a world like this?
Hugo Boris’s “POLICE” has already taken the French critics and media by storm!
“You walk away from this roman noir with the feeling you get after a long car ride. Shaken.”
Alexandra Schwartzbrod – Libération
“Short, tense and ultra-realistic: we fall for “POLICE” by Hugo Boris”
Marc Fernandez – Noir, c’est noir, LCI
“A journey beyond the mirror – or the rear-view mirror -, a theatrical coup de force, a tragedy between Paris and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport.”
Christine Ferniot – L’Express
“POLICE” is available in the French language, in printed and digital version on the Grasset website.
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