Louis Vuitton and French publisher Gallimard will release The Trunk, an anthology of short stories presented as a literary game. Since 1854, the Louis Vuitton family home in Asnières has been filled with the whispering of extraordinary stories of trunks, luggage and travel. Gaston-Louis Vuitton, the founder's grandson and a passionate collector, constituted fabulous archives. Cases about thefts, spies, princesses, lost or bloodstained trunks... he would comb the press for articles about the object that encapsulated the fantasies of his time: the trunk. Forty years later, eleven French writers could immerse themselves in this treasure and brought them back to life. Here the leading Parisian writers of our time sing in praise of trunks and their travels. These lucky travellers are: Éliette Abécassis, Fabienne Berthaud, Marie Darrieussecq, Virginie Despentes, Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves, Patrick Eudeline, David Foenkinos, Philippe Jaenada, Yann Moix, Véronique Ovaldé et Bruno de Stabenrath.
- The limited edition of this book was printed on pure thread 110g vellum paper by Darantière in Quetigny (France) and traditionally leather bound by Ateliers Babouot in Lagny-sur-Marne, France.- 356 pages
- Writers' portraits by Denis Rouvre, whose work has been published in the international press. He is the winner of the 2012 World Press Photo award for the “Single portraits” category.
- Fictional works are presented in chronological order and feature 40 colour documents illustrating the original source of each story.
Published in March 2013 by the French publisher Gallimard