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A novel by philosopher Charles Pépin, released in 2015 in France. It is a somehow Remake/ SpiritualSequel to Camus' Literature/TheStranger, as it features a character that greatly ressembles Meursault and his philosophy.

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A novel by philosopher Charles Pépin, released in 2015 in France. It is a somehow Remake/ SpiritualSequel to Camus' Literature/TheStranger, ''Literature/TheStranger'', as it features a character that greatly ressembles resembles Meursault and his philosophy.


* TheAntiNihilist: Like Meursault before him, Solaro is happy with his simple life as it is and doesn't try or want to change it. He is perfectly happy (or rather [[InsistentTerminology joyful]]) with things as they are. Even after being beaten up, he finds joy in the act of crying. This poses a problem for people as due to their believe and hope in a perfect world, they are describe as not being as joyful as Solaro in the face of ([[PointOfView seemingly]]?) bad situations.

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* TheAntiNihilist: Like Meursault before him, Solaro is happy with his simple life as it is and doesn't try or want to change it. He is perfectly happy (or rather [[InsistentTerminology joyful]]) with things as they are. Even after being beaten up, he finds joy in the act of crying. This poses a problem for people as due to their believe and hope in a perfect world, habit of complaining for the smallest things, they are describe seen by Solaro as not being as joyful as Solaro he is in the face of ([[PointOfView seemingly]]?) bad situations.


A novel by philosopher Charles Pépin, released in 2015 in France. It is a somehow Remake/ SpiritualSequel to Camus' Litterature/TheStranger, as it features a character that greatly ressembles Meursault and its philosophy.

Solaro is a joyful man. His mom is dying, his father suffers from depression due to the latter, his business is not looking good, but still he is always joyful, as he constantly lives in the moment and takes pleasures in everyday's little miracles, such as a flower managing to sprout from the bitumen. One day he gets assaulted and beaten up by a group of youths, he however doesn't really care and quickly goes back to his daily life which includes having an affair with a married woman named Louise. Some later while he is with a friend, Solaro comes across the persons who beat him up and try to just pass, but his friend Ange (a racist with a hot temper) insult one of them which ends up with him taking out his gun and Solaro killing him. Solaro thus pass to judgement and is condemned to 15 years of prison (mostly due to his ever joyful attitude even in the face of his mother's death).

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A novel by philosopher Charles Pépin, released in 2015 in France. It is a somehow Remake/ SpiritualSequel to Camus' Litterature/TheStranger, Literature/TheStranger, as it features a character that greatly ressembles Meursault and its his philosophy.

Solaro is a joyful man. His mom is dying, his father suffers from depression due to the latter, his business is not looking good, but still still: he is always joyful, as he constantly lives in the moment and takes pleasures in everyday's little miracles, such miracles (such as a flower managing to sprout from the bitumen. bitumen). One day he gets assaulted and beaten up by a group of youths, he however doesn't really care and quickly goes back to his daily life life, which includes having an affair with a married woman named Louise. Some later while he is with a friend, Solaro comes across the persons who beat him up and try to just pass, but his friend Ange (a racist with a hot temper) insult insults one of them which ends up with him taking out his gun and Solaro killing him. Solaro thus pass to judgement and is condemned to 15 years of prison (mostly due to his ever joyful attitude even in the face of his mother's death).



* ExtremeDoormat: Solaro, unsurprinsingly.
* {{Foil}}: Mathieu and his father (and much likely everyone else) to Solaro. While Mathieu is describes as the kind of guy who is often "elsewhere" (that is to understand, always hoping for something), his father is always hoping to change things for the better. Both of them want things to be different and are not always satisfied

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* ExtremeDoormat: Solaro, unsurprinsingly.
though he seems happier than Meursault.
* {{Foil}}: Solaro's brother, Mathieu and his their father (and much likely everyone else) to Solaro. While Mathieu is describes as the kind of guy who is often "elsewhere" (that is to understand, always hoping for something), thinking about something else), his father is always hoping to change things for the better. Both of them want things to be different and are not always satisfiednever shown to be satisfied with their current situation, though giving their loved one is dying, it's no surprise.



* IronicName: "Ange" isn't a really nice guy.



* PeepingTom: The guards at the prison does this ocasionally when Louise and Solaro are... well... you know.

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* PeepingTom: The guards at the prison does this ocasionally when Louise and Solaro are... well... you know.are having a conjugal visit.

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* ImmodestOrgasm: Solaro and Louise are frequently having this.

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* TheHeroDies


* InsistentTerminology: A meta-exemple. Charles Pépin, the author of the novel, insists that Solaro isn't happy (which he defines as a sense of satisfaction over a general existence), but joyful/cheerful.



* TheStoic: Solaro is one in the philosophical meaning of the term. He just accepts everything and is simply happy that "the world exist as it is".

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* TheStoic: Solaro is one in the philosophical meaning of the term. He just accepts everything and is simply happy that "the world exist as it is".is", and doesn't wish for things to be different.


* LastNameBasis:
* MeaningfulName:

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* LastNameBasis:
LastNameBasis
* MeaningfulName: Solaro, a reference to the sun and his ever-brighting attitude.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The press paints Solaro as a rich racist due to him being friend with Ange, a radical right supporters. But it is far from the truth.
* SympatheticPOV: Solaro manages to paint Ange (see above) as one.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The press paints Solaro as a rich racist due to him being friend with Ange, a radical right supporters.supporter. But it is far from the truth.
* SympatheticPOV: Solaro manages to paint Ange (see above) as one.in a sympathetic light.


* TheAntiNihilist
* Determinator: Solaro's father. He was a socialist all his life, despite being a business leader and never ceased to be one, never giving up on his ideals no matter how hard times were. This however turns to be the cause of his depression: the same way he couldn't accept injustices, he just can't accept the death of his wife, which draw a stark.
* {{Expy}}: Solaro is one to Meursault.
* Foil: Mathieu and his father to Solaro.
* GoAmongMadPeople: Averted. A few years after his imprisonement, Solaro is transferred to a mental institute as he doesn't exhibit any sadness or disturbance in prison, and people are convinced that something is wrong in his head. However he doesn't try to disprove this and just avoid swallowing pills.
* PeepingTom: The guards at the prison does this ocasionally.

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* TheAntiNihilist
TheAntiNihilist: Like Meursault before him, Solaro is happy with his simple life as it is and doesn't try or want to change it. He is perfectly happy (or rather [[InsistentTerminology joyful]]) with things as they are. Even after being beaten up, he finds joy in the act of crying. This poses a problem for people as due to their believe and hope in a perfect world, they are describe as not being as joyful as Solaro in the face of ([[PointOfView seemingly]]?) bad situations.
* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: Solaro's father. He was a socialist all his life, despite being a business leader and never ceased to be one, never giving up on his ideals no matter how hard times were. This however turns to be the cause of his depression: the same way he couldn't accept injustices, he just can't accept the death of his wife, which draw a stark.
stark contrast with his son, who is just plainly accepting of everything.
* {{Expy}}: Solaro is one to Meursault.
Meursault. Solaro is however seemingly more humane than Meursault as he is quite sadden by his mother's death. One critique even said that Solaro was a "lover of the sun", a comment that has often been made about Meursault, and giving that both of their name are a reference to the sun.
** Ange is also one to Raymond.
* Foil: ExtremeDoormat: Solaro, unsurprinsingly.
* {{Foil}}:
Mathieu and his father (and much likely everyone else) to Solaro.
Solaro. While Mathieu is describes as the kind of guy who is often "elsewhere" (that is to understand, always hoping for something), his father is always hoping to change things for the better. Both of them want things to be different and are not always satisfied
* GoAmongMadPeople: Averted. A few years after his imprisonement, Solaro is transferred to a mental institute as he doesn't exhibit any sadness or disturbance in prison, and people are convinced that something is wrong in his head. However he doesn't try to disprove this and just avoid swallowing pills.
pills, and ''still manage to be joyful''.
* LastNameBasis:
* MeaningfulName:
* PeepingTom: The guards at the prison does this ocasionally.ocasionally when Louise and Solaro are... well... you know.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The press paints Solaro as a rich racist due to him being friend with Ange, a radical right supporters. But it is far from the truth.
* SympatheticPOV: Solaro manages to paint Ange (see above) as one.


* Foil: Mathieu and his father to Solaro. While Mathieu is describes

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* Foil: Mathieu and his father to Solaro. While Mathieu is describes


* GoMadAmongMadPeople: Averted. A few years after his imprisonement, Solaro is transferred to a mental institute as he doesn't exhibit any sadness or disturbance in prison, and people are convinced that something is wrong in his head. However he doesn't try to disprove this and just avoid swallowing pills.

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* GoMadAmongMadPeople: GoAmongMadPeople: Averted. A few years after his imprisonement, Solaro is transferred to a mental institute as he doesn't exhibit any sadness or disturbance in prison, and people are convinced that something is wrong in his head. However he doesn't try to disprove this and just avoid swallowing pills.


Solaro is a joyful man. His mom is dying, his father suffers from depression due to the latter, his business is not looking good, but still he is always joyful, as he constantly lives in the moment and takes pleasures in everyday's little miracles, such as a flower managing to sprout from the bitumen. One day he gets assaulted and beaten up by a group of youths, he however doesn't really care and quickly goes back to his daily life which includes having an affair with a married woman named Louise. Some later while he is with a friend, Solaro comes across the persons who beat him up and try to just pass, but his friend Ange (a racist with a hot temper) insult one of them which ends up with him taking out his gun and Solaro killing him.

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Solaro is a joyful man. His mom is dying, his father suffers from depression due to the latter, his business is not looking good, but still he is always joyful, as he constantly lives in the moment and takes pleasures in everyday's little miracles, such as a flower managing to sprout from the bitumen. One day he gets assaulted and beaten up by a group of youths, he however doesn't really care and quickly goes back to his daily life which includes having an affair with a married woman named Louise. Some later while he is with a friend, Solaro comes across the persons who beat him up and try to just pass, but his friend Ange (a racist with a hot temper) insult one of them which ends up with him taking out his gun and Solaro killing him.
him. Solaro thus pass to judgement and is condemned to 15 years of prison (mostly due to his ever joyful attitude even in the face of his mother's death).

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* Expy: Solaro is one to Meursault.

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* Expy: Determinator: Solaro's father. He was a socialist all his life, despite being a business leader and never ceased to be one, never giving up on his ideals no matter how hard times were. This however turns to be the cause of his depression: the same way he couldn't accept injustices, he just can't accept the death of his wife, which draw a stark.
* {{Expy}}:
Solaro is one to Meursault.Meursault.
* Foil: Mathieu and his father to Solaro. While Mathieu is describes
* GoMadAmongMadPeople: Averted. A few years after his imprisonement, Solaro is transferred to a mental institute as he doesn't exhibit any sadness or disturbance in prison, and people are convinced that something is wrong in his head. However he doesn't try to disprove this and just avoid swallowing pills.


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* TheStoic: Solaro is one in the philosophical meaning of the term. He just accepts everything and is simply happy that "the world exist as it is".

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A novel by philosopher Charles Pépin, released in 2015 in France. It is a somehow Remake/ SpiritualSequel to Camus' Litterature/TheStranger, as it features a character that greatly ressembles Meursault and its philosophy.

Solaro is a joyful man. His mom is dying, his father suffers from depression due to the latter, his business is not looking good, but still he is always joyful, as he constantly lives in the moment and takes pleasures in everyday's little miracles, such as a flower managing to sprout from the bitumen. One day he gets assaulted and beaten up by a group of youths, he however doesn't really care and quickly goes back to his daily life which includes having an affair with a married woman named Louise. Some later while he is with a friend, Solaro comes across the persons who beat him up and try to just pass, but his friend Ange (a racist with a hot temper) insult one of them which ends up with him taking out his gun and Solaro killing him.

* TheAntiNihilist
* Expy: Solaro is one to Meursault.
* PeepingTom: The guards at the prison does this ocasionally.
* YourCheatingHeart: Solaro carries a relationship with Louise, a married woman.

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