Spring 1902, Martinique is preparing to experience the darkest page in its history: the eruption of Mount Pelée. A drama of which Cyparis will be the involuntary hero ... Ah, Martinique! Saint Pierre, its botanical garden, its port, its market and its picturesque streets, its lush vegetation, its mountain Pelée ... At the dawn of the 20th century, Westerners from all walks of life throng the coasts of this full French colony. charms and a future.
But in the spring of 1902, it was not the exquisite scent of rum and exotic plants that the Isle of Flowers exhaled, but the foul smelling smell of sulfur. And what about the disturbing fumaroles that escape from the summit of Mount Pelée? But the mayor and the governor have more important to do: prepare the legislative elections! And regardless of the signs sent by the mountain ... While the whole city is in turmoil, Louis-Auguste Cyparis, condemned to the dungeon, impatiently waits for someone to release him.
He does not yet know that this narrow cell will save his life and make his destiny a legend ... A striking part of the history of Martinique magnificently put in pictures and in color ... An absolutely superb and mastered first album ! Audincourt Ecureuil Discovery Prize and Chambery Golden Elephant Prize