After thirty two years Alain Massoulier has received a letter that got lost in the post office. This letter contains news from a music company regarding a demo tape once made by Alain and his one time band the Holograms. Back in 1982 this letter might have changed their lives, if they had received it, that is. But what does it mean now, so many years later? Alain decides to contact his old band mates in order to find a copy of their original demo tape. As a result we see how each band member has fared since the break up of the band. Alain also contacts the music company in order to relate the events of the lost letter. The reply he receives is unexpected and ironic.
In this charming and somewhat nostalgic story we see how the past and present collide in unique and surprising ways. As usual Antoine Laurain provides us with a heart warming and delightful read, one that readers interested in French culture and society will not want to miss.
Antoine Laurain • Emily Boyce, Translator • Jane Aitken, Translator