Le Clairvoyage (Clairvoyage)
“Once upon a time, there was a little girl who had the gift of clairvoyage...”
“Of clairvoyance, you mean,” Clara said the first time she heard the story.
“No, clairvoyage. She was a very wise little girl, who had the gift of being able to travel to a marvellous land of such blinding light that most people could not even see its wide-open doors...”
Clara, 12 years old and an only child, notices that she is being followed by a raven. When she understands the message the bird is trying to tell her, it is too late: her parents have died in a car accident. And the rational world Clara was brought up in shatters.
Left with an uncle she doesn't know and her aunt Bébé, a painter holed up in her studio, she discovers the ghosts of her ancestors in their attic. She also meets Suze and Lia, her aunt's eccentric sisters, as well as Gauvain, Lia's son.
On Midsummer’s Day, Bébé is kidnapped by the fairies, so Clara is dragged into the fairy kingdom...
La Brume des Jours is the concluding sequel to Le Clairvoyage. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Coraline by Neil Gaiman and the stories of elficologist Pierre Dubois are the main inspirations for this two-part work. An enjoyable read for young and older folk alike.
Grand “Prix de l'Imaginaire - Jeunesse 2010”
“Opening Le Clairvoyage is like diving into a tender yet comical universe, a fairyland that will never cease to surprise. On every page, the author amazes us and we are led a little further on into the effervescent world of her imagination.”
Jean Rebillat, ActuSF
Please click here: translation-sample-clairvoyage.pdf to read some pages of Le Clairvoyage translated into English.