From the beginning, we plunge into the characters’ confusion, their misery and conflicting emotions to find ourselves each time faced with a choice. To live or to cease to exist. Rather than entering into melodrama and indulging in it, the author concludes by sharing with us the solutions to each problem. Everything goes through the love of life. We never get tired of reading these stories, which are so poignant and so similar to us. La Vie dure (Hard life) is a vibrant portrait of people in the storm of existence and emotions. It is also an admirable hymn to life.