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Odessa’s Promise (La Promesse d’Odessa)

WOMEN’S FICTION New edition – Preface by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key A sentimental education set in tsarist Russia, with a foreword by the author’s grand-daughter, international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay. An epic tale set in the Russia of the last tsars, and a promise of escape. Like all sixteen-year-old girls, Zinaida […]

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Black Society (Sociedad Negra)

FICTION | CRIME | THRILLER Andreu Martin is the trustiest of all writers of the action novel. He is actually the master of it. Manuel Vázquez Born many years ago in the Shaolin Temple, a Chinese underground society known as Triads has reemerged in Hong Kong and spread throughout the world. Triads is so powerful […]

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Trouble[s]

FICTION | THRILLER These two authors certainly know the art of bluffing and nerves-playing! —METRO (review of their previous title UNE PARTIE EN ENFER) Five hostages, five Facebook accounts, millions of likes: Dead or alive, we all choose together. An impossible choice, in seven episodes… “Help me!” When Charles reads this message on his friend Erasmus’ Facebook, […]

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Ocean Park

LITERARY FICTION The first novel from Ludovic Dubeurme, a rising star of the new generation of comic books. This coming-of-age tale mixes utopia and fantasy, underpinning the narrative with a disturbing strangeness. Two brothers are rebuilding their lives, whilst the existence that their parents have created is slowly crumbling. Two brothers. One is unable to […]

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With a View Below the Sea (Avec vue sous la mer)

TRUE STORY – preface by French philosopher Yves Michaud The exact opposite of [the 1970s TV series] THE LOVE BOAT, this passionate and well-documented book about the travel industry’s shadow side is accompanied by a preface by philosopher Yves Michaud, who has thought a lot about luxury and tourism. — GQ This title is not […]

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50 Preconceived Ideas on Agriculture and Food

ESSAY What is really happening on our plates and in the countryside? We hear so many contradictory claims about agriculture and food. This book takes stock of the state of scientific knowledge, and distinguishes truth from falsehood regarding all our preconceived ideas. “Enlightening. Essential.” ~ Nicolas Hulot 50 Preconceived Ideas on Agriculture and Food gives […]

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Momo of Les Halles (Momo des Halles)

UPMARKET FICTION “The result is splendid. We tremble with Maurice. We hope with him. Oh! He is strong, this Momo of Les Halles!” – Le Parisien “The story is very strong. Momo has moved me a lot” – Eliette Abecassis “Momo of Les Halles deserves to be counted among the best novels of the year.” […]

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Fidelities (Les fidélités)

LITERARY FICTION Consumed by guilt, a husband and father forces himself to make an impossible choice between his wife and his mistress. “A portrait like a mirror exploded into fragments, in which we’ll all recognize ourselves a bit, whether we’re the one who cheated or who got cheated on, or neither one or the other, […]

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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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