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A Tightrope Walker (Un funambule)

FICTION (Le Rouergue) In this, his third novel, Alexandre Seurat tells the story of a broken young man who has taken refuge in his parents’ holiday home with the sense that he has failed in life. Walking as if on a tightrope towards the abyss, his thoughts are dominated by his mother, his abortive relationship […]

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The Heroines of Cinema Are Braver Than Me (Les héroïnes de cinéma sont plus courageuses que moi)

FICTION | CINEMA (Le Rouergue) Twenty-three stories of women and cinema, viewed from a feminist and politically engaged perspective. Guillaume Guéraud offers us his own personal history of cinema through portraits of 23 heroines, most of whom are little-known. We retrace the story of cinema, from its birth in 1895 to the present day, focusing […]

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Why Do The Chinese Always Have Time On Their Side? (Pourquoi les Chinois ont-ils le temps ?)

ESSAY | SOCIETY This is a highly original dialogue between cultures. — Le Monde Diplomatique This book takes the reader far beyond the clichéd images. — Chine Plus Christine Cayol shows that a different approach to organization, life and future, it’s possible. — Psychologies Follow the Chinese tempo. For a relaxing autumn, get inspired by Christine Cayol’s […]

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The Rose of Zaragroza (La rose de Saragosse)

LITERARY FICTION Zaragoza, 1485. In the midst of the Spanish Inquisition, an unlikely encounter takes place between Angel de la Cruz, a mercenary for hire to the highest bidder, and a small group of upper bourgeois converts in danger, including the young Léa, who is the daughter of a rich lord and independent and mischievous […]

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The Dead Birds of America (Les Oiseaux morts de l’Amérique)

LITERARY FICTION On the edge of Las Vegas, within the sewer tunnels, lives a small band of humans excluded from the American dream who are striving to survive amidst the deprivation and other extreme circumstances. Among them is Hoyt Stapleton, who spends his time lost in books and travelling through time in his imagination – […]

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One Ocean, Two Seas, Three Continents (Un océan, deux mers, trois continents)

LITERARY FICTION Wilfried N’Sondé imaginatively recreates the historical figure of the first African ambassador to the Vatican, who died in Rome in 1608, filling in the blanks to tell his little-known life story. In the early 17th century, Nsaku Ne Vunda, who is ordained a priest and baptized Dom Antonio Manuel, is appointed by the […]

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Sonata In Auschwitz (Sonata em Auschwitz)

HISTORICAL FICTION A baby born in the Auschwitz-Birkenau barracks in October 1944. A Sonata composed by a young German officer, on the same date, also in Auschwitz. Two stories that cross paths and complete each other. Decades later, Amalia, Portuguese daughter of a German father, starts to lift the veil that covers the Nazi past […]

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Another Look. A Bunch of Stuff to See Things Differently Vol. 2 (Un autre regard. Trucs en vrac pour voir les choses autrement t. 2)

COMIC | SERIES THE 2nd COMIC BOOK FROM THE BLOGGER EMMACLIT, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND There’s always a moment during a conversation between women when one refers to Emma’s comic strip along the lines of, “That’s exactly what happened to me.” After the runaway bestselling success of Another Look vol. 1, a booksellers’ favourite, amateur comedienne, […]

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Only Women Live Forever (Seules les femmes sont éternelles)

HISTORICAL CRIME NOVEL A lively and exciting plot, I loved it! – Andrée, la papivore.com The whole thing is carried out with a beating drum and not for one second are we bored. – Glazmag.com A brilliant historical novel telling the story of Loulou Chandeleur, a private detective who disguises himself as a woman to avoid […]

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Merci Paris!

LITERARY FICTION | SHORT STORIES | TRAVEL From Apollinaire to Léon-Paul Fargue, Georges Pérec and Patrick Modiano, the city of lights has been celebrated on countless occasions by poets over the centuries. Twenty contemporary writers have now taken up their pens to declare their love of the neighbourhood in which they live. Inspiring, pulsating and […]

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