What's left to sell when poverty took it all? Your body, whole or by bits…
As she was unwrapping a brand new pair of Jimmy Choos, while all he had unwrapped this last two to three years were the pills he couldn't live without anymore, in between dialysis as he always was, she suddenly noticed her husband was troubled.
— What's wrong with you?
— I've met him, he breathed. He's 29 and has a wife called Haniya. He's a pauper. He doesn't read nor write and barely has enough to survive. He didn't even know what a kidney was.
Best-seller author Franck Thilliez offers a short story which is just as documented as his well-known thrillers. It gets its facts from the harsh iniquities of our world where cash is king. Ska is very proud to have Franck Thilliez in its catalogue.
“So, who wrote this internet response for you?
Moussa Zahran had put on an old pantsuit and a white shirt. He was closely shaved, had put perfume on, oiled and combed back his heavy mass of black hair. He wanted to look presentable. The applicants might be many and it was not every day one could earn that much money.
— I did, he answered shyly.
The man shoved a sheet of paper and a pencil in his hands.
— Write something.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in 1973 in Annecy, Franck Thilliez is currently living in the North of France. Initially working as a web developer, he is now one of the best-selling authors on the French market.