I’ve been commissioned by the publisher Todavia in Brazil to work once more in a Romain Gary illustration cover. Monsieur Cousin is the narrator of this rather plotless novel. He’s 37, a bachelor and lives in a two-bedroom apartment in Paris with a python named Gros Câlin, which means Big Cuddle.This novel was published in 1974 and it is the first book by Emile Ajar. At the time, nobody knew it was Romain Gary’s pen name. Only his publisher, Gallimard, knew.