When I'll Be Alone With The Sea... - Dominique Guyaux

The autobiographical novel of Dominique Guyaux

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A testimony of life and inspiration

25 years later...

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A young man full of life suddenly totters: he just learned that he has multiple sclerosis. This despicable disease will gradually amputate him, everything will turn out like in a horror movie, the enemy strikes anywhere, anytime. The guillotine is selective, he will never know which limb or vital function he will be deprived off tomorrow.

After a period of despair that takes him to the gates of nothingness, he decides to flee the eyes of others. He sells the little he owns to buy himself a small catamaran and go live his dreams in the Caribbean Islands before it's too late. He will no longer suffer pity, vague disdain and cruel ignorance. He then puts himself into orbit around the world, sailing from island to island, while juggling the crises.

Until he is hit by the one which, several times a day and wherever he was, made him collapse on himself, paralyzed and unable to say a word, helpless spectator of his long descent into hell. This time he was afraid of losing his life in the large swell of the sea. He was going to surrender, he knew it now but, before that, he had to find a deserted island and spend a few days there to engrave this dream in his memory, in extremis. Then, yes, he would surrender.

Except that he discovers living food and immediately embarks on the adventure. At first, he struggles to reconcile this way of raw eating with his functions as a lonely navigator. He actually flounders, so he fiddles, adapts and invents, and he soon discovers that by eating like this, the symptoms regress at full speed and the seizures disappear. He then leads a wild life, feeding on fishing and fruit picking during his stops while savoring his new life.

Dominique Guyaux has drawn from this almost initiatory adventure a poignant and hopeful story.
With a disturbing frankness of sincerity, he relates the sudden burst of evil, his battles for survival and his retreats in childhood, with his Father, when life is too hard, until some talk to him about resurrection.

The republication of "When I'm Alone With The Sea...", twenty-five years after its first publication, knowing the path traveled since then by its author, gives considerable depth to this story.


To read and reread without moderation and to lend to your loved ones!


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