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Jardin'lerin Romanı by Alexandre Jardin

Jardin'lerin Romanı (original 2005; edition 2009)

by Alexandre Jardin, Orçun Türkay (Translator)

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Title:Jardin'lerin Romanı
Authors:Alexandre Jardin
Other authors:Orçun Türkay (Translator)
Info:Can Yayınları, 2009. 227 pages.
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Le roman des Jardin by Alexandre Jardin (2005)



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This is the second novel where Alexandre Jardin tries to deal with his somewhat unorthodox, zany, free loving, polygamist, insane, unstable and prone to suicide family. Are the fictional memoirs real or legend? A bit of both. A lie that speaks the truth.

Jardin's family and all the people that gravitated around them were artists, poets, politicians. Jardin's father, grand-father, uncles were known womanizers with multiple mistresses. Both their wives had multiples stay in lovers. This novel, this lie that speaks the truth is Alexandre's way to make peace with this very marginal upbringing, to make sense of his own life.

The tone is up beat, light but it's a lie because beneath the laughter and the outrageous you can hear the anguish about being different, the pain of losing his father very young, the hurt of not having something stable ever, the despair of a young man to live up to the family legend. Even at 40, when he wrote this fictional memoirs Alexandre still struggled with the weight of being a Jardin. ( )
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