“The world is dying. How long before everything is consumed? How many more years to stew in the little juice we have left, crammed within our rich countries' borders, like daft polar bears on their last icicles? Outside, the wind burns. In its burning wake the poor and the locusts follow. And you want me to act as if nothing is happening? I cannot do so. I have my faults, but apathy is not one of them. No matter how ugly our world may be, we must save it.”
A terrible ecological crisis is ravaging the world, fueled by polluting firms and corrupt politicians. For Clark's narrator, action is needed.
In a lenghty letter to her daughter, the narrator explains the extravagant and ambitious project that Clark, her son, embodies: to raise a superhero capable of saving the world.
Through the prism of the ecological crisis, feminism and blood ties, Clark allows us to explore the broader question of our legacy to future generations.
“Having a complex relationship with her children, nestled in a sick society, this obsessive and psychopathic woman has decided to turn her young into superheroes. Even if it means transforming her son Clark into a war machine through a training worthy of a samurai...
With her dark humor and caustic style, the author offers us a literary UFO, exhilarating and unclassifiable.”
Héloïse Guy, Télé 7 Jours