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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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An Extraordinary Destiny

LITERARY FICTION | COMING OF AGE “A good start for a debut novelist; a worthy read” —The Globe and Mail “In An Extraordinary Destiny, Shekhar Paleja weaves together a number of characters’ stories, all of them influenced in some way by predestiny and the consequences of a few choices . . . These characters’ stories […]

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The Dictator

FICTION “A young boy runs from the Nazis to save himself, leaving his family behind. The guilt he carries warps his life and the lives of all those he touches. The silences inside this eloquent novel are explosive. The characters are so real they seem to be part of one’s own family. A haunting, moving, […]

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I Won’t Hurt You (Non ti faccio niente)

THRILLER He’d got into the monster’s car because he’d told him that sooner or later the bogeyman would come and take him away. And it didn’t matter much if this monster wasn’t big and strong with a beard like Mangiafuoco’s but a thin boy almost the same size as him, with a rather shapeless red […]

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Their Separation (Leur séparation)

LITERARY FICTION A crack in one’s childhood, rendered with total modesty, accuracy and sensitivity. — Philippe Delerm In the run-up to her tenth birthday, her life is turned upside down by her parents’ divorce. Thirty years on, she is not trying to understand or explain, but to speak this wound that is so hard to […]

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Climbing Mont Blanc (L’ascension du Mont Blanc)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION | TRAVEL WRITING When Jean-Christophe Rufin and Sylvain Tesson take an editor who suffers from vertigo up to an altitude of 4800 m, climbing Mont Blanc becomes an adventure marked by literature and friendship. ‘One winter’s evening, I was having supper with my writer friend Sylvain Tesson and confessed that I wasn’t doing […]

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Wild Life (La Vie sauvage)

FICTION Charles, the only survivor of a plane crash, is taken in by mercenaries. During fifteen years he lives in a jungle of Central Africa. When Google finds him, he goes back to Belgium where he discovers urban polluted civilisation as well as his family: an aunt who is obsessed by her body and consumption, […]

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All About Zero (Tout sur le zéro)

FICTION “You know very well that we never win, the casino never gives us the money, it lends it to us until we give it back, and we always give the money back, today’s gains will be swallowed tomorrow. It is pure mathematics.” – A realistic novel that will captivate game’s addicts and game’s amateurs […]

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