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Released: June 2017

Editions Riveneuve (Paris)

224 pages

21cm x 21cm

ISBN: 978-2-36013447-2

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Novel & photographs: David Hury

Graphics: David Hury for Beirut Prints

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Summer 2014. One evening in July, I was chatting with my best friend, somewhere near Sarlat. In the discussion, the latter balances this joke, which I will keep as a hook in the book: " The day Belmondo dies, I will be sadder than the day my own father dies." Not you? "

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Summer 2014 always. I'm going back to Beirut where I live. One morning in August, by the sea, I start to throw the first ideas on my keyboard. Without real result.

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Spring 2015. I am leaving Beirut after having lived there for 18 years. In the middle of his boxes, inspiration points the tip of his nose. The first chapters of 'Pentes Douces' arrive at this time.

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Winter 2015. I moved to Normandy, and finished writing the first version. There are still a few photographs to be taken.

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Spring 2016. While in Beirut, I take one of the photos I miss for chapter 9. This photograph will also serve as a cover illustration, in a color version.

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Summer 2016. I present the project to Gilles Kraemer, director of the Riveneuve publishing house.

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Winter 2016. The rewriting is long, it's time to take the last photographs. The book is complex to stage.

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Spring 2017. Everything is rolling. Signed contract. A crowdfunding campaign on KissKissBankBank makes it possible to raise the budget necessary for the printing of the first draw. This campaign is based on a series of illustrations and photomontages featuring the future cover .

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June 13, 2017. Official launch at Studio Cui Cui in Paris.

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October 10, 2017. Second launch event, at the Souks in Beirut, and projection of “mise en abyme” type photographs taken by taking pictures of the illustrated pages of the book where the photographs were initially taken.

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To know more

Reviews on Babelio (France)

Blog post Dreams of a Valkyrie (Somewhere)

25 'interview by Nora Awada on Radio Liban (Beirut)

Post on Instagram by Samantha Roohr (Arras)

Review in L'Agenda Culturel (Beirut)

Review and excerpts in L'Officiel Levant (Beirut)

Review in the monthly Magazine (Beirut)

Post on Missnefer's blog (Somewhere in France)

Instagram post by Marie Bormand (Paris)

Slideshow on 20Minutes.fr (Paris)

Post on Instagram of Meslin or the other (Seine-et-Marne)

On the Cockroaches blog (Somewhere)

Instagram post by Mariam Semaan (Beirut)

Emma's Books (Paris) Instagram post

Review on La Course aux mots (Paris)

Interview in The Journal of the Economy (Paris)

Review on the Daily Julia (Nangy)

Post on Instagram by Samantha Roohr (Pas-de-Calais)

Discover New Things (Paris) Instagram post

Review in Noun magazine (Beirut)

Lou Nehmé's Instagram post (Paris)

Extract in Liberation Voyages (Paris)

Article in L'Orient Le Jour (Beirut)

Website dedicated to the book www.pentesdouces.fr (offline)

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