Tag Archives: English (Canada)

Still the Same Man (Padres, hijos y primates)

FICTION There are two elements here which are treated in a masterly way: suspense and a sinister atmosphere. Both of them are perfectly put together in the plot and intertwined, in a way that their conjunction is the most magnetizing part of the text. (…) Everyday life is perverted and converted into a sinister fact […]

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Shakespeare and the White Whale (Shakespeare y la ballena blanca)

FICTION Submerging into Jon Bilbao’s prose gives respect. Abyssal and brave, he navigates far away from all the others of  his generation. He is aiming not to repeat himself and does not want to settle into a comfortable narrative scheme or into the same issue every time; and he achieves it. —Ricard Ruiz, El periódico […]

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The Historical Dictionary of Paris (Dictionnaire historique de Paris)

HISTORICAL | NON-FICTION  Written by more than 40 specialists in 400 entries  with 200 color and black & white illustrations, this book explores the characters, places, events and evolutions that have made Paris unique throughout the ages. From A to Z, this dictionary reveals the history of the Ville Lumière: events, institutions, cultural life, art, intellectual […]

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Adventures of a Young Divorcee (Tribulations d’une Jeune divorcée)

FICTION – HUMOR Contains new illustrations by the author! Deborah, a young housewife, submissive and dependent, divorces after discovering her husband cheating on her. She then finds herself in the life of a head of the family and working woman she had always ignored. The adventures keep coming for Deborah, who will have to learn […]

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Anaïs Nin: Naked Under the Mask (Anais Nin, Masquée et si nue)

  FICTIONALIZED BIOGRAPHY  A tribute to the world’s first female erotic writer Anaïs Nin was born in France en 1903. It’s her father, disappointed to have a daughter, who chose this ambiguous name. An esthete and perverse pianist, Joaquin Nin abandoned his wife and children ten years later. Teenager haunted by literature then frustrated wife […]

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Dear Asshole (Cher trou de cul)

FICTION A love story that only lasts for 72 days, the time it takes to gestate a guinea pig! Told in disorder with caustic humor, but also a lot of tenderness, this love story allows us to discover Clara, a anti-heroine with a bite, in which we recognize our own faults and weaknesses, multiplied by […]

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The Wine Bottle: The History of a Revolution

NON-FICTION | HISTORY Highly documented, lavishly illustrated and nourished by many anecdotes, this book is as exciting as it is lively and makes us discover a completely unknown part of our cultural history. In ancient times and during the Middle Ages, people hardly knew how to transport, store, and preserve wine since they didn’t have […]

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The Runaways (Les fuyants)

LITERARY FICTION Four men of the Hintel family decide to battle their filiation. But is the grass really greener on the other side? A tender and terrible tragicomedy, perfectly hilarious, built like a Rubik’s cube. The family spirit isn’t really deeply rooted in Jacob, David, Simon and Joseph Hintel. They vanish, one after another. They say […]

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There Is Only One Way to Love (Il n’y a qu’une façon d’aimer)

NON-FICTION | MEMOIR In 1942, a beautiful, triumphant, determined, and even extravagant young woman from a good Geneva family joins the Dutch army alongside her husband, leaving her three children behind in Switzerland. Her violent passion for one of the most brilliant generals of unoccupied France soon makes her question her certainties. Her diary recounts the […]

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Leonardo da Vinci, Man of War

HISTORY | NON-FICTION Far from the image of the dreamer, the ecologist avant la lettre, which some have liked to portray, this groundbreaking book pictures Leonardo as a military engineer devoting most of his time to warfare. Following Leonardo closely we quake to the sound and fury of the battlefield, which the Italian Renaissance embodied […]

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