The first work available in English translation by the major French writer, Regis Jauffret, is a dialogue between the narrator and a young woman who has been suicided - also once his lover. Through laughter, tears, derision and madness, they tell of the bond beyond loneliness and of love that defeats absence. Jauffret is renowned for his use of jubilant language that explores the depths of the soul with tenderness. Lacrimosa, with its devastating beauty and merciless sincerity, introduces his oeuvre to English readers with a powerful, provocative punch.
Born in Marseille in 1955, Regis Jauffret is a mind-blowing author whose books are often described as acerbic and written with a scalpel, stripping life to the bone. He has won many prizes in France and his recent novel 'Severe', soon to be a film, will be published by Salammbo Press in 2012.