La Brume des Jours (Mists of Daytime)
“She suddenly understood what made her different from her childhood: awareness.”
La Brume des Jours is the concluding sequel to Le Clairvoyage, which ends with Clara crossing the gate to the fairies' world in order to find her aunt Bébé, who has been punished by the fairies for rescuing Clara from the clutches of a fairy envoy.
Clara continually risks her life in this adventure, helped or hindered by different supernatural creatures, and supported by key characters from the first volume: Gauvain, her destiny; her eccentric great aunt, Coucou, and the fairy hunter, Mr Li.
Clara has now grown up and is confronted, even in this rather unusual context, with the difficulties associated with adolescence: searching for one's own identity, discovering courage, relating to others and experiencing love and loss.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Coraline by Neil Gaiman and the stories by elficologist Pierre Dubois are the main inspirations for this two-part work. A read that can be enjoyed by young and older folk alike.
Grand “Prix de l'Imaginaire - Jeunesse 2010”
“Clara's adventure leads her to go beyond her limits, to assert herself. The plot is original in its construction and the incursion into the world of the Fairies is electrifying. Anne Fakhouri presents a well-balanced, realistic story and a protagonist who is easy to relate to. This diptych is a high quality story.”