Remi Vangeim is a typical starving graduate student. Pursuing a degree in History, his studies focus on the working class in the 18th century during the run-up to the French Revolution. Vangeim is a committed socialist and Trotskyite, anxious to see the …
Dr. Christian Lorien
Dr. Lorien has recently taken up the post of town doctor in Poissy after completing residencies in Paris, where he met his wife Veronique. He is a warm-hearted and welcoming person. He purchased a fine house on the outskirts of Poissy shortly after moving …
Veronique met Christian Lorien while she was studying art and art history at the Sorbonne. She gave up a promising career in fine arts to marry the doctor and move to Poissy. Her husband and daughter are the lights of her life, but she was much vexed by …
Quitterie likes to play in the yard and watch the fishies swim in the pond during the warm months. She's happy that mommy and daddy are happy now that "le visage de l'homme mort" has left, never to trouble the family again.
Duc Jean Floressas des Esseintes
The Duke is the last in a long line of boorish French aristocrats. He was a weak and sickly child, the culmination of centuries of intermarriages, and in adulthood he is decadent and degenerate. His obsession with the artificial, and disdain of the natural …