Published : 14 March 2017
272 pages
N° ISBN : 978-2-36956-053-1

L’homme qui ne voulait pas devenir président

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During the Bayonne festival, Michel, an unemployed young man, gets up on the stage at a concert and gives a passionate speech against the political class. Pushed by his own excitement and the encouraging shouts of the audience, he announces that he shall be running for the presidential elections.

His rant goes viral on the social networks, spreading out of control. Within a few days, he becomes an online sensation and media darling. And yet his sole aim is to go back to his quiet life, made of pub crawls at night, playstation games and long evenings with his mother. But his friends have decided to make the most of the opportunity.

And opinion polls are going wild about this peculiarly reluctant candidate…

L’homme qui ne voulait pas devenir président is a fast-paced novel exploiting current issues with zest and relish. A light and witty comedy, a novel to read before you vote!


“A comedy to read before voting!” Emmanuel Lechypre, BFM TV

“In a brilliant and amusing way, exploring with accuracy the possibilities of the French electoral system, the writer Julien Leclercq succeeds in staging the irresistible rise of a candidate from civil society.” Daniel Fattore