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The Predators’ Ball (Le Festin des Fauves)

THRILLER | FICTION “A colorful cast of characters (…) a tasty cocktail of action scenes, heartfelt dialogues (…) fast paced novel, exalting, written in a well-felt and jubilant way (…) a brilliant opening scene and final chapters equally amazing (…) exceptional characters.” – Zone Livre “A well written, well constructed novel, palpitant from the beginning […]

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Mighty, Mighty

CRIME | FICTION Mighty, Mighty is an October Soft Skull novel by Wally Rudolph, the author of Four Corners, which won a considerable amount of praise. Mighty, Mighty is an urban fable about two sisters barely getting by in a filthy Chicago. Dirty apartments, tattoo parlors, food kitchens – these are the markers of home […]

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Martine Is on Gleeden® (Martine est sur Gleeden®)

FICTION | NOVEL The Apple of Discord Last night, Martine dreamt she was a lamb chop in an airtight package from the supermarket. Because Pierre, her husband of 20 years, is cheating on her. And not with just one woman, but with a whole catalogue of them. It’s like Sears-Roebuck’s, but instead of overalls, it’s […]

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Goddess of Love Incarnate. The Life of Stripteause Lili St. Cyr

NON-FICTION | BIOGRAPHY St Cyr, like so many in her business, scrabbled to break out of poverty. Luckily, her grandmother Alice remained a stabilizing influence in her childhood. She taught St. Cyr and her sisters to sew, an art they used in making costumes for the burlesque acts. What Alice also taught her was to […]

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Extra (Figurante)

FICTION “A book of subtle simplicity, a novel about the wisdom of accepting the modesty of your own desires, and finding the way to achieve them.”– Le Monde A first novel that evokes the beauty of simple things and ordinary people. Reminiscent of Annie Ernaux’s novels, the sheer silhouettes in Patrick Modiano’s work, and the […]

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Empresses of Fashion (Impératrices de la mode)

FASHION | LIFESTYLE | NON-FICTION “A world that either we hate or we admire, in which one tries to enter and from which we can not escape: fashion, fashion, fashion more fashion. […] A subject as legitimate as any other, treated with the journalistic verve of Yseult Williams.” – Luxsure “Yseult Williams portrays Diana Vreeland, […]

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The Arab of the Future vol. 2 (L’Arabe du futur t. 2)

View our presentation of Vol. 1 here The main point for me is to tell my story,” Sattouf says. “That of an Arabic father on the far right of the political spectrum and of a son who loves him.— The New Yorker This is the second volume of Sattouf’s subversive graphic memoir, and like the first, […]

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Debt Heads (On marche sur la dette)

CURRENT AFFAIRS | HUMOR Provocative humor that stands up to the economic fundamentalists that rule our daily lives! “The national debt? Oh, my god. The experts’ sanctimonious scolding and sanctions are scarier than the debt itself. You feel like you’re watching a horror film where we’re all going to die at the end, no matter what we do… But […]

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The First of Their Century (Les Premiers de leur siècle)

HISTORICAL FICTION In the shadow of the Romantic geniuses Did Henri Lehmann (1814-1882), a young German painter, sell his soul when he followed his uncle’s advice and joined Ingres’s studio? When the tyrannical genius was appointed to head the French Academy in Rome, Henri, still in Ingres’s thrall, chose to go with him. In the enchanted salons of the […]

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The Crime Bible (La Bible du Crime)

TRUE CRIME 365 short but terrifying true stories for crime buffs, by an internationally renowned specialist in serial killers. A criminology expert specialized in serial killers, Stéphane Bourgoin offers readers one true-crime story for every day of the year: 365 cases from the news, gory anecdotes or portraits of murderers. From January 1 to December, from “classic” crimes (Jack […]

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