The Simplicity of Life

by Eric Falardeau



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/2/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781553952633

About the Book

The Simplicity of Life is a novel in four parts exploring openness, its consequences and its advantages. The first three parts take place in a fabricated world that shares many traits with our own pre-industrial agricultural society. The last part is contemporary.

'A SIMPLE VILLAGE' presents a society where everyone has been taught to say what they think frankly and quickly defuse any conflict.

'A WORM IN THE APPLE' is about a man slowly taking advantage of the above societal situation, twenty years later, and how the aberration spreads, starting with those closest to him.

'THE MIRROR' follows a scenario much like 'A Simple Village' but, this time it is thirty years later than 'A Worm in the Apple', and we see the consequences of the social changes that began therein.

'MAN'S ONLY FRIEND' is about an honest man, such as might be raised in 'A Simple Village', dropped into contemporary society. We see his interactions with neighbors, friends, colleagues, and his dog--the only truly honest presence in his life.

About the Author

Christian-Eric Falardeau was born in 1968, on a little farm near the village of Beaudry, now part of Rouyn-Noranda, in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (north-west of Quebec). He was raised amidst cows and some of them might have influenced several of his characters. He also has two brothers and three sisters.

In 1990, he graduated from Sherbrooke University with a degree in computer science, embarked on a career as a programmer analyst and, later on, became a software development manager. He retired from the industry in March 2002.

He wrote his first novel in 1993 (Saint-Jolivet of Pendleton) quickly followed by a second one (Paul III of Montreal) before slowing down to accommodate the demands of a busy profession. Writing on and off over the next few years, he came back to literature on a more serious level in 2001 with the completion of his third novel (Caroline) and various short stories.

Now a full-time writer, many new novels and short stories can be expected in the coming months and years.

See also:
The Alas League (English)
Caroline (English)
Caroline (French)
Le faux écrivain (French)
Paul III de Montréal (French)
Paul III of Montréal (English)
Saint-Jolivet de Pendleton (French)
Saint-Jolivet of Pendleton (English)
La Ligue des Helas (French)
La simplicité de la vie (French)
The Universe and Other Stories (English)