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The Travels of Cosme K (Les voyages de Cosme K)

FICTION | COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL (Gaia) A young man flees his past and takes refuge in an errant lifestyle. Though various fortuitous encounters, he finds himself on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Norway, on the wild shores of Lake Baikal and in the intoxicating modernity of Singapore. Discreet but with a radiant personality, he […]

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The Season of the Trees (Le temps des arbres)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION | NATURE (Le Rouergue) From what desires, joys and defeats is a garden born? Inseparable from what we put into it of ourselves, in the course of a life a garden can become a space of self-discovery. Philippe Fiévet’s garden was born from the fluttering of a red leaf which set him on […]

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The Furious Forest (Forêt-furieuse)

(La Brune au Rouergue) POST-APOCALYPTIC NOVEL In an unspecified era on an isolated land, child survivors of a war are being housed in an institution on the edge of the forest. In this ‘colony’ we find Little-Miss-I-Can-Do-Everything-On-My-Own, Dearest-Destiny, Mohamed-Ali, Boat Race, He-Laughs-At-Anything and many others besides. They are split into two factions, with the Strongs […]

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Critical Masses (Masses critiques)

(Rouergue Noir) CRIME FICTION That night the Bannecks – the father and his two sons – took a boat out for a spot of illegal fishing, as was their wont. The father was at the helm and his sons were diving for shellfish. But old Banneck had drunk too much and the boat never made […]

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Imprudence (L’imprudence)

DEBUT NOVEL A young female photographer who lives on instinct, entirely wrapped up in her projects and her desires, learns of the death of her grandmother in Laos, her native country that she left at the age of one. She travels with her mother and older brother to be with the widowed grandfather. Though she […]

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Winning in Rome (Vaincre à Rome)

LITERARY FICTION Saturday 10 September 1960, Rome Olympics: the marathon is due to be run in the heart of the Eternal City. Sixty-nine competitors, but just one winner. And it is in the head of the runner who will ascend to the highest step on the podium that we find ourselves for a journey lasting […]

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Substance

LITERARY FICTION According to Benoit’s aunt, there are three categories of orphan and Benoit belongs to the third: those children who have never known their parents. His aunt takes Benoit in and is determined to get the poor lad back on his feet. At a vigil, Benoit takes advantage of his aunt’s absence and takes […]

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Atmore, Alabama

SUSPENSE (Actes Noirs) On landing in Florida, he knows exactly where he will be going in his hire car: Atmore, a far-flung little town in deepest Alabama. He is clearly ravaged by an insurmountable grief and is impervious to any emotion but pain. He settles down in his lodgings and starts getting to know the […]

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Those Who Depart (Ceux qui partent)

LITERARY FICTION A handful of them come ashore on Ellis Island and with them the 20th century takes its first faltering steps along the path to liberty and happiness. In Andrew Jónsson’s photographs we can see the Italian actor Donato with his red book in his pocket and on his arm his daughter Emilia, who […]

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Brahms, Beers and Football (Bleu blanc brahms)

DEBUT NOVEL (Jacqueline Chambon) Sunday 12 July 1998. 5.30pm – this is the moment when we first meet Yannick and Hakim, two inseparable teenagers who have been keenly looking forward to this day. The final whistle of the novel is also that of the final whistle of the 1998 World Cup final between France and […]

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