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Mare Nostrum

FICTION Adelphe, a man of mature years, lives on his own in Paris. For many years he has been an editor at a Parisian publishing house. Adelphe has always sought energy and light in beauty. A young woman called Maïsha appears in his life and upsets his fragile equilibrium. She is black and from a […]

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Western Education (L’éducation occidentale)

FICTION Ona arrives in Abuja with a clearly defined mission: to help develop the forensic capacities of the police throughout west Africa. But when an attack requires her presence at the scene of a violent explosion to perform the initial examinations and she has the impression that she recognises the face of her chauffeur, who […]

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What Comes Back to Us (Ce qui nous revient)

FICTION Louisa Gorki was ten when her mother kissed her and said ‘See you in three days’ time!’ – and she never came back. Only two months later did the girl learn from her father why Elena had left: she hadn’t gone off to work but rather to abort a Down syndrome child. After the procedure, […]

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Hungry as the Sea (Au péril de la mer)

FICTION  It is always a real pleasure to let yourself be guided through the new regions, earthly and human, that Dominique Fortier creates. — Cynthia Brisson, Les libraires The writing of Dominique Fortier is upheld by a rich language, beautiful and evocative. The recurring use of words deriving from old French adds a pertinent patina to this […]

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Cities of Paper (les villes de papier)

FICTION  Dominique Fortier’s writing is at once sensitive and interesting, moving and spare. — Au fil des pages Dominique Fortier has a gift for making insightful connections between seemingly distant ideas, creating patterns that, at the end of the novel, leave you with the impression that everything is connected, both logically and supernaturally. — Jean-Marc Vallée Intellectually and emotionally disarming, […]

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Before the After. Trips to Cuba with George Orwell (Avant l’après. Voyages à Cuba avec George Orwell)

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM | NON-FICTION Deeply personal writing, original ideas, issues in civilization. Frédérick Lavoie’s work of non-fiction readily handles the tension between these three aspects to delve into the mechanisms of Cuban totalitarianism. Using the new Cuban edition of George Orwell’s 1984 as a pretext and connecting theme, Lavoie deftly shows how the work is […]

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From Synthesis (De synthèse)

LITERARY FICTION In this unique story dedicated to mothers, the narrator creates an avatar in an attempt to cope with her pain. Karoline Georges skilfully weaves the real and the virtual in with the complexity of family, while describing solitude and the representation of the body with astonishing insight. With its intelligent and efficient prose, […]

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DI Rosalind Kray series

THRILLER FACELESS (Book 1, May 2018) #79 on Amazon UK After surviving a vicious knife attack, which left her husband dead, DI Rosalind Kray returns to work and is handed a serial killer investigation. This killer is different, he doesn’t just want to take the lives of his victims, he wants to obliterate their very […]

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Lake City

DEBUT NOVEL “All at once hip, intrepid, and philosophical . . . Kohnstamm’s fresh voice has a millennial groove, the story is engaging and gritty, and there’s an impressive scrutiny of personal and societal ethics.” —Publishers Weekly “Amusing as snarky social commentary on the world of Seattle have-nots.” —Kirkus Reviews “Lake City is a darkly […]

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Illustrious Forgers (Faussaires Illustres)

ESSAY Harry Bellet’s joyous portraits are a treat. —  Jérôme Dupuy, L’Express Devilish stories of illustrious forgers. — Sabine Gignoux, La Croix This book is well written, pleasant to read and full of interesting and revealing anecdotes. Enjoyable and educational for any art amateurs! — Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Verso Hebdo A short but concise book, especially written with the bright and […]

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