By Enki Bilal

Nike Hatzfeld a trente-trois ans lorsque sa légendaire mémoire hypertrophiée le renvoie aux tous premiers jours de sa propre naissance. Nous sommes en 1993. los angeles Yougoslavie agonise, les obus bosno serbes pleuvent sur l’hôpital de Sarajevo. C’est là que Nike partage son lit et ses premiers jours de vie avec Amir et Leyla, orphelins comme lui. Son destin bascule lorsqu’il se souvient avoir juré, à l’âge de 18 jours, de les retrouver et de les « protéger toujours ». Entre sa mémoire de 1993 et sa réalité contemporaine de 2026, Nike Hatzfeld subit une brutale contraction du temps, qui l’entraîne dans un tourbillon d’apocalypse religieuse obscurantiste, comme si les gênes de son futur de 2026 étaient inscrits dans son greatest souffle de 1993. Un bal macabre secoue los angeles planète, ballotte le monde et ses démocraties, orchestré par un convinced Optus Warhole, autoproclamé ; « l’incarnation du mal suprême »…Nike et Leyla se trouvent. Amir, de son côté, surnage avec Sacha, une fille paumée, quatrième pièce rapportée d’un puzzle en cours.

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THE OLDER DAUGHTER GAVE BIRTH TO A SON AND NAMED HIM MOAB, AND HE IS THE ANCESTOR OF THE MOABITES OF TODAY. THE YOUNGER DAUGHTER GAVE BIRTH TO A SON AND NAMED HIM BEN-AMMI, AND HE IS THE ANCESTOR OF THE AMMONITES OF TODAY. SARAH BECAME PREGNANT AND BORE ABRAHAM A SON, AND ABRAHAM NAMED HIM ISAAC. ABRAHAM WAS 100 YEARS OLD WHEN ISAAC WAS BORN. SOMETIME LATER GOD TESTED ABRAHAM. ” THEN GOD SAID, “TAKE YOUR ONLY AND BELOVED SON ISAAC AND GO TO THE LAND OF MORIAH. ” SO ABRAHAM GOT UP EARLY IN THE MORNING, AND WHEN HE HAD CUT ENOUGH WOOD FOR THE BURNT SACRIFICE, HE SADDLED HIS DONKEY AND SET OUT FOR THE PLACE GOD TOLD HIM ABOUT, TAKING WITH HIM TWO SERVANTS AND HIS SON ISAAC.

LET SOME WATER BE BROUGHT SO YOU MAY WASH YOUR FEET. ” ABRAHAM TOOK SOME CURDS AND MILK AND THE CALF HE HAD PREPARED AND SET IT BEFORE THEM. HE STOOD NEARBY WHILE THEY ATE UNDER A TREE. ” YAHWEH SAID TO ABRAHAM, “WHY DID SARAH LAUGH? ” WHEN THE MEN SET OUT FROM THERE, THEY LOOKED TOWARD SODOM. AND YAHWEH SAID, “SHALL I HIDE FROM ABRAHAM WHAT I AM ABOUT TO DO? ” AND THE MEN TURNED FROM THERE AND WENT TOWARD SODOM, WHILE ABRAHAM REMAINED STANDING BEFORE YAHWEH. THE TWO ANGELS CAME TO SODOM IN THE EVENING, AND ABRAHAM’S NEPHEW, LOT, WAS SITTING AT THE CITY GATE.

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