Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Deon Meyer and me
I mentioned the crime novel Icarus by Deon Meyer recently and I intend to write more about it in the upcoming weeks. I have started reading it and I wanted to share a trivial details that I found quite funny. One of his characters is named Francois Du Toit (his name should be written François with a cedilla, but nevermind, I guess he could not type it with his keyboard). He is a wine farmer and has a six months old son named... Guillaume. Reading this today, it made my day. I wonder why he chose that name. It is fairly common in the French speaking world and I understand Deon Meyer is francophile. Now in recent years I have occasionally been in contact with Mr Meyer via social medias, so my wife suggested that he may have been subconsciously influenced by me... Or it is a complete coincidence. All the same, I thought it was quite funny. Especially since I am also the father of a young child. I wonder what's in store for my namesake.