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PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017

SHORT STORIES “A welcome addition to the run of established short story annuals, promising good work to come.” —Kirkus Reviews THE INAUGURAL ANTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE’S MOST PROMISING NEW VOICES Today’s most acclaimed writers all got their start when an editor encountered their work for the first time and took a chance. This anthology celebrates twelve […]

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Rebel Mothers Fear Nothing (Le mamme ribelli non hanno paura)

FICTION Giada Sundas is a natural storyteller, she has the rare ability to take you from laughter to tears in the space of a few lines. A book about how becoming responsible for another life means becoming responsible for our own, as well. — Matteo Bussola, author of Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast, Einaudi A […]

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Shoba. The Journey of a Refugee (Shoba Itinéraire d’un réfugié)

SOCIAL SCIENCES Life before Dheepan In Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese and Tamil populations are trying to live together side by side. In 1972, a new government comes into power and gives all the rights to the Sinhalese. Civil war ravages the country. Like thousands of young Tamils, Anthonythasan, nicknamed ‘Shoba’, leaves his family to take […]

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The Colored Pencil Factory (Les Crayons De Couleur)

FICTION | ROMANTIC COMEDY  Arthur, 30 years old, unemployed, and divorced, built like a rugby player, is healing from a deep depression, heavily abusing alcohol. His only pleasure is to observe secretively his beautiful, blind neighbor Charlotte, living with her 7 year old daughter Louise, across the street from his empty apartment. In spite of […]

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

COMICS – SERIES THE 1st COMIC BOOK FROM THE BLOGGER EMMACLIT ‘On her blog, Emma posts drawings that tell stories about feminism, health and sexuality.’ — Nouvel Obs ‘Funny and relevant, this is a book to slip on all your colleagues’ desks…’ — Elle ‘Emma talks about the clitoris like nobody else.’ — Huffington Post […]

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Second Nature (La mirada de los peces)

LITERARY FICTION In 2016, Sergio del Molino wasn’t surprised when his Philosophy teacher from secondary school, the activist Antonio Aramayona, told him he was going to commit suicide. La mirada de los peces begins as a book about this charismatic teacher, staunch defender of state education, secularism and the right to a dignified death. The narrative […]

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The Yan Family. A family at the center of one hundred years in Chinese history (Chez les Yan)

MEMOIR | HISTORY | NARRATIVE NON-FICTION ‘Majestic. Banker at Lazard, Yan Lan pulls the strings of business with the Chinese’. — Le Point ‘Yan Lan is highly respected within the Chinese business community’. — The New York Times ‘In continental China, the land of her Mandarin ancestors, imperial then ‘red’ – always close to power, shaken […]

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Queen Dido (Didone Regina)

HISTORICAL FICTION “Gaia Servadio, multitalented writer, raises the rate of beauty and elegance in culture, and not just the Italian one. Citizen of the world, based in London, she always crisscrosses boundaries, starting with those of writing”. — La Repubblica A sailing sheep carrying three sisters flees from riots in Tyre sparked by a conspiracy […]

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Without Tail (Senza Coda)

COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL | LITERARY FICTION “A narrative that skilfully develops alternating the unspoken and the spoken, in a confrontation between the actual facts and their inner elaboration’’. — Campiello Opera Prima Award 2006 Ten-year-old Pietro lives in Sicily, where he spends his childhood hunting lizards and going on small adventures with his friend Luigi. Adult responsibilities […]

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The Bite (Il morso)

LITERARY FICTION  Sicily, 1848: Lucia Salvo suffers from a serious form of epilepsy that everybody takes for madness and that no one, at that time, can recognize and cure. Sent to Palermo by her mother, who hopes to improve her family’s chances thanks to a marriage of convenience, Lucia works as a servant for noble […]

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