What happens when a native of Juvisy, a pleasant spot in the Parisian
suburbs, decides to move out to the countryside — surrounded by cows,
calves and pigs? At the very least, it’s culture shock! He’ll have to
learn to speak the native patois, discover the effects of the local
liquor and, above all, learn to change his city ways of thinking. From
this real-life experience, Manu Larcenet and Ferri have produced one of
the most joyous and vibrant albums of the year — if not the decade.
One day, Manu and Mariette decided they’d had enough of their crumbling
suburb. So they headed off to live in Ravenelles: 89 inhabitants, one
butcher and one baker, a produce shop, a drugstore and a tobacconist.
At first, it seemed like another planet. Manu regularly called his
Rachid to hear the latest news from the bustling city, the cat
Manu Larcenet and Ferri (the creator of Aimé Lacapelle, rural detective,
published by Fluide) have created a perfect comic: immensely funny, it
will make everyone laugh, from city-dwellers who think there’s no life
outside the subway ring, to country folk who watch urbanites descend for
the weekend with no great affection; from true nature-lovers to those
who are terrified of mosquitoes.