A French scholar in the twenties and a screenwriter in the eighties, each moved by different interests, follow, each in their own way, the trail of Renée Vivien, an English poetess who lived in Paris at the beginning of the century. Their research combines with the appearance of a series of people who knew here and recollect her brief, intense life.
Maria-Mercè Marçal novelizes the figure of Renée Vivien, the first poet since Sappho to sing openly of love between women.
A wild, unnerving book, audacious and full of insight. A book Maria Mercè Marçal spent ten years writing and that would become her only novel.