Age group: from 12 years old
Format: 12 x 21 cm
RP: 9.90 €
How beautiful was that girl! Her fine and harmonious face could have been the one of a fairy, considered how she seemed to master all the basics of charms…
I met her in June 1944, when she took shelter in my family’s manor. She was escaping from lieutenant general Siegfried Jaenich, a cruel SS who swore to kill her. Under her eyes, Jaenich’s troops had just slaughtered her parents and all the inhabitants of her village, Oradour-sur-Glane.
I, Simon, am nothing but a phantom to her eyes. She can see me but she cannot touch me. This is pretty obvious: my body has been left in 2005, in the place where I felt unconscious during a history class. But that doesn’t matter! My spirit is here, with her, and I swear to help her.
Keeping on going when everything seems lost, believing in the other, and fighting together: these are the values of Un fantôme pas comme les autres, a book where time plays a tightrope act.
This novel is a travel through time. A time that stopped during the barbarity lived by this French Limousin district village on June 10th, 1944.
When Simon loses consciousness, he finds himself in Oradour-sur-Glane, where he tries to save Blandine from the clutches of a dreadful SS officer. This is the beginning of many comings and goings through time,
which will turn his life upside down. Un fantôme pas comme les autres is a disconcerting story that mixes irrationality, courage, love and hope.
June 10th 1944: Oradour-sur-Glane, a French Limousin district village, is the background of a systematic execution lead by the Waffens SS, which will cause 642 victims. Located around 20 kilometers north-east of the city of Limoges, the shocking remains of the original 1940’s village are still conserved in ruins, as it was left after the war.