An investigator from the Holy Office leads us on a journey to the frontiers of the unspeakable through his logbook.
His initiatory and dreamlike trip will plunge him into the heart of the darkest secrets that the Church tries to hide.
Will he survive the madness that will take over his being? Will he witness the sacrifice of the Gods?
His journey of initiation and oneiric will plunge him into the heart of the most obscure secrets that the Church tries to hide.
Will he resist the madness that will take over his being? Will he witness the sacrifice of the Gods?
This story, illustrated in the style of a travel diary, inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, will take you to the unexplored regions of his work where two mythologies clash.
« Butterfly in the night, like a child, I wander in the void that surrounds me, attracted by lights that reveal themselves to me. »
A homeless man with amnesia is taken to a local sanitarium specialising in post-traumatic disorders from the First World War. He has no memory, neither present nor past. He tries to hold on to everything around him in the hope of building an identity, but the rivalry between two doctors crystallises over him.
He thus continues his mental journey in a dreamlike wandering tinged with Greek mythology before finding himself confronted with a brutal reality that takes shape through the strange Dr Bonne.
Drinking plum alcohol while reading the news, working at Les Halles Centrales in Paris, sharing a good meal with his colleagues, walking around the streets of the capital with his dog, sleeping in a room under the roof, this is essentially Marcel's entire existence for the past few months.
For Marcel, building a small routine life is a salvation when you don't know who you are, when you need to find your bearings, to gain autonomy, but it cannot last. There is a break when, during his morning walk, he observes the police pulling a corpse out of the water. Details disturb and obsess him to the point of taking reckless risks to investigate. Everything seems to come to a head when he accidentally crosses paths with Alwine, a prostitute whom he tries to protect from a gang of henchmen who want her back.
Adding one's two cents upset the well-oiled machine of his routine will reveal theanaïrês who hides deep inside him. Between chaos and determinism, he will experience the cruelty of free will...