Tag Archives: French

Summer Coat (Zomer Vacht)

De Geus LITERARY FICTION Thirteen-year-old Brian lives with his father in a caravan on a remote plot. Brian’s mentally and physically disabled brother Lucien has been admitted to an institution. Because of a renovation during the summer it is necessary for Lucien to be cared for elsewhere. Brian’s father, mainly motivated by the prospect of […]

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Phon (Foon)

Querido LITERARY FICTION Her natural metaphors come with animalistic power, her reflections are as clever as distinctive. Marente de Moor has a great storytelling ability. — Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Sometimes it sounds like the blare of trumpets. Sometimes like a prehistoric beast. It is something tectonic, Nadja and Lev reassure each other. Something meteorological, perhaps. But […]

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Jimmy James Blood

LITERARY FICTION | DEBUT NOVEL Jimmy James Blood is, in a word, totally authentic.. . the language is jaw-droppingly lyrical and gritty at the same time . . . the characters completely un-romanticized, but genuinely loved by their creator. And while the elevator pitch is not going to knock anybody’s socks off: it’s about a […]

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Prince of Monkeys

LITERARY FICTION A provocative debut novel by a brilliant young Nigerian writer, tackling politics, class, and power as a group of friends come of age in Lagos. Growing up in middle-class Lagos, Nigeria during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ihechi forms a band of close friends in his neighborhood. They discover Lagos together as […]

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King of Joy

LITERARY FICTION “This novel is transfixing: an imaginative meditation on emotional survival, isolation, and the beauty and limitations of human connection. I love Chiem’s writing.” ―Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces “What a funny, fresh, bittersweet masterpiece―there is no one else in the world writing like Richard Chiem. From the sentence-level wizardry to the racing […]

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As a Dog Thinketh: Daily Words of Wisdom for Dog People

ANIMALS “Excellent book . . . Chock-full of clever daily philosophies, Anstee’s no-nonsense approach and great sense of humour are what’s been missing from many training guides. Her advice is honest and refreshing, and after working 25 years in the dog training business, her wisdom is completely sound, offering a wonderful perspective on how to […]

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Sludge Utopia

AUTO-FICTION “Few recent novels have absorbed me so completely, and filled me with this kind of plain admiration: here is a fresh mind, a captivating voice, and analytical acuity. It leaves me feeling as though I had discovered a female, 21st century Henry Miller (if Henry Miller had been even smarter!) for all its unfiltered […]

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Stolen Daylight (Luce Rubata al Giorno)

LITERARY FICTION This is a novel of well calibrated form made of gracefully balanced words, in an attempt to create order in a story of profound family torment that invades nature, creating an amalgam where it is difficult, in the end, to distinguish between feelings and landscape.   Lastly, this novel investigates the possibility of an […]

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Ice Angel (IJsengel)

SUSPENSE When media entrepreneur Berndt Müller is kidnapped the whole of Sweden is on the lookout. His family goes against police advice and gets in touch with his kidnappers, but when they pay the ransom nothing happens. Meanwhile Berndt finds out that he isn’t alone in the abandoned hotel that he’s held captive. Can the […]

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Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing My Startup To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million

BUSINESSS | MARKETING “Powerful lessons for startups and CEOs on growth hacking, marketing, and innovation from one of the smartest founders I know.” – Andrew Weinreich, Inventor of Social Networking “Explosive Growth is without question one of the most useful and entertaining business books I have ever read. Cliff gives you a roadmap to massively grow […]

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