by Laurent Graff
Translated by Claire Alejo and Cheryl Robson
The apparently simple story of a toll-collector who works in a booth on the motorway, watching people come and go, while his life remains static. But then an invisible force begins taking over, its only tell-tale sign, a terrible, obliterating sound like a scream, that seems to come from nowhere. As time goes by, the flow of traffic on the motorway slows and diminishes. The world appears to be coming to an end…
An ode to love and loss comparable to the work of Samuel Beckett, in which everything is both ordinary and extraordinary and every man is truly an island…
“There is no doubt about it, the writer of The Scream is an extravagant and profound story teller.” Le Monde des Livres
About the author
Laurent Graff is highly-acclaimed French author who ‘cultivates discretion and self-effacement’ and hopes to live as long as he can. His novel Happy Days has been translated into 15 languages and is due to be made into a feature film by Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nil.