At once a novel and a journal, Au péril de la mer is a fabulous homage to books and to those who create them, written in the spirit of Pascal Quignard and Alberto Manguel.
In its library’s golden age, the Mont Saint-Michel was known as the Realm of Books. That is where, during the 15th century, a painter haunted by the memory of the one he loved finds refuge inside the gray walls of the abbey. It is there, between sky and sea, that a novelist searching for the Realm of Books will find the painter five hundred years later. They will meet on the pages of a journal left out in the rain.