Published by AU VENT DES ÎLES (20/10/2017)
No sooner had he settled in Vietnam with his wife than Viktor received a parcel from Lucie, his childhood sweetheart, who recently passed away. Not only did she bequeath him objects from their shared life, but also a final challenge: to solve an enigma about the giant lizard brought back from New Zealand by a French crew in the 19th century – the mythical Kawekaweau which was marked by a curse.
Immersed in the diary of a famous admiral, walking the Antipodes alongside scientists, artists and sailors, while an unknown territory opens up to them, Viktor realise that between the lines of the official report hides a tragedy ignored by all. The drawing of a pretty Māori girl, a fragment of greenstone, some photos of a vanished world… Could these objects from another time possibly contain Lucie’s last message to Viktor?