Farewell My Only One

Antoine Audouard

pages Original publisher: Original Publisher: Editions GallimardLiterary Fiction

Héloise and Abélard belong to one of history’s most beautiful love stories. Audouard explores this romantic tale with true passion.. -Elle Magazine

My heart was not in me, but with you, and now, even more, ~ if it is not with you, it is nowhere.
Heloise in a letter to Abélard, 12th Century

In a retelling of one of the most famous love stories of history, Antoine Audouard takes the reader back to 12th century Paris.. a place full of promise, swelling with newcomers, energy and ideas. This is where Abélard – the controversial, charismatic thinker of his time – met Héloise – the young, erudite and beautiful student. Their love was irrational and scandalous, passionate and overwhelming. But it was to survive . not only the most humiliating act of revenge and the prohibitive ties of the Church, but also their respective death. Modern and yet founded in research, fast-paced and yet poised, intelligent yet moving, Audouard brings alive this unforgettable and haunting love story.