Tag Archives: English (USA)

Live and Let Live (Leven en laten leven)

LITERARY FICTION ‘Once again, [Hendrik’s] observations of human behavior are as sharp as they are witty.’ — Algemeen Dagblad ‘Sounds like a light version of Herman Koch.’ — Trouw ‘How brilliant [Hendrik] is, again! Of course the story is very different, but you immediately recognize his trademark, villainous humor and enjoyable style.’ — Amber Martensen, […]

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Vigil (Vigile)

LITERARY FICTION  How can the urgency, the terror and the pain of a life disrupted by the nightmare of a brutal loss be narrated? This novel is a hymn of love. An unusual noise, a grunt, wakes up the woman in the middle of the night. She thinks that her boyfriend is teasing her. She […]

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Cats in History (Chats : Les 100 qui ont fait l’histoire)

ANIMALS | HISTORY 100 cats who made history! Cats escort historical great men and women ever since Antiquity! Dorica Lucaci intend to offer us a book gathering 100 cats’ portraits who had a role in history. On the menu: Egyptian cats, Napoleon, second world war or Stalingrad’s battle cats, Cathar cats, the Templar’s ones… Obviously, the […]

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A Short Instruction Guide to Daily Resistance (Petit manuel de résistance contemporaine)

Dion’s latest essay presents the idea that to save the planet, we must go further and engage in a ‘cultural battle’ based on ‘a desirable ecological vision of the future’. In other words, this powerful essay is very convincing in it’s argument that eating organic and vegetarian, opting for zero waste and 100% renewable energy […]

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The Children Who Came After Them (Leurs enfants après eux)

LITERARY FICTION August 1992. One afternoon during a heatwave in a lost valley somewhere in eastern France, with its dormant blast furnaces and its lake.  14-year-old Anthony and his cousin decide to steal a canoe to find out what it’s like on the other side at the famous naturist beach. The trip ultimately takes Anthony […]

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To the Wild North-West (​Le Grand Nord-Ouest​)​

LITERARY FICTION Late 1930s, Yukon, Alaska. An adventuress flees California with her daughter and, braving myriad dangers, strikes out in pursuit of her ghosts on the Amerindian trails of the wild north-west with a mysterious and crazy map as her only guide.  Bud Cooper, who crosses paths with her, recounts the story of this adventure […]

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The Nightlife of Ava​ (​Les nuits d’Ava​)

LITERARY FICTION Rome, August 1958. In between shooting her latest film in Spain, Ava Gardner invented the dolce vita which Federico Fellini went on to turn into the subject of one of the first great films of the modern era. One very drunken night, she drags her director of photography Peppino Rotunno off for a photo shoot […]

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The First Year (La première année)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION | MEMOIR (Inculte) As the terrorist attacks are wreaking carnage just a few hundred metres away from his apartment in Paris, Jean-Michel Espitallier is living through his own tragedy. His partner Marina has died, ‘murdered’ by cancer. This book is the chronicle of a death that records the slow and calm approach of […]

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The Chocolate King (Le Roi Chocolat)

FICTION  (Gaia) In 1910, a journalist heads off to Latin America for the inauguration of an opera house and is taken captive by the Aztecs, who are mixed up with the Mexican revolution and arms trafficking. Disgusted by the grilled grasshoppers and stuffed iguanas he is served, he survives on a drink made from sugar, […]

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Sometimes It’s the Devil Who Saves You From Hell (Parfois c’est le diable qui vous sauve de l’enfer)

FICTION  (Le Rouergue) Boris’s wife died in New York on 11 September 2001. In a spirit of vengeance, he went to fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but now lives in Bordeaux and has become a private investigator. One night he intervenes to stop a homophobic attack during which a man loses his life – […]

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