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.
We've all dreamt of escaping to a house somewhere. In this collection of stories some of the finest names in contemporary travel writing reveal the perils and pleasures of exchanging the familiar for the foreign.
Don George has been a pioneering travel writer and editor for more than two decades. Currently the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications, he writes the award-winning Traveler at Large column for lonelyplanet on internet and frequently appears as a travel expert in print, on radio and on TV. He has visited more than seventy countries, published more than six hundred articles in newspapers and magazines around the globe, and has won numerous awards for his writing and editing. In twentyfive years of wandering, he has lived in Paris, Athens and Tokyo, and now happily occupies his own House Somewhere in a small town outside San Francisco. For Anthony Sattin, travelling is not simply part of life but also the core of his work as a travel writer, critic and broadcaster. A contributor to several publications in the United Kingdom and abroad, he is the author of many books, including the novel Shooting the Breeze and the highly acclaimed The Pharaoh's Shadow. He is based in London and travels the world, but his heart flits between the Middle East and Africa.