2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
This new novel from the typewriter of one of the fast-rising stars in our literary galaxy is about Monica Jordan, a young girl with a very mixed heritage. Monica is the child of an ultraconservative father and a much more liberal and innately hot-blooded mother. With these diametrically opposite factors warring in her own makeup, Monica is confused. Certainly she wants equality and is striving to achieve it, but equally certainly she would be hard put to find a name for exactly what it is she is seeking. And, in the strictest sense of the word, Monica does become a slave-a slave to her own desires as well as to the men who think they own her just because they employ her and pay her salary.
Slave Mistress is the story of her struggle to achieve a modicum of freedom, dignity, equality... and happiness. It is a perfect illustration of Rudolf Dreikurs' argument, and should show all of us what an elusive thing equality is. It exists, of course-but where is it, and how soon will we all be able to reap its harvest and enjoy its benefits?