Home invasion – by the book

Laurent Mauvignier The Birthday Party

In a remote hamlet in France, farmer Patrice, his wife Marion, daughter Ida and elderly neighbour Christine are preparing to celebrate Marion’s 40th birthday. Their plans start to unravel. Threatening letters arrive. Nefarious strangers turn up. A dog is killed. Things escalate into what can only be described as the worst birthday party in the world…

Read the full article in the March issue of Prospect Magazine, available online here.