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Dead Circus (Cirque mort)

FICTION | THRILLER (Le Rouergue Noir) Cirque mort is is a detective novel about a father’s quest to find his son. While investigating the disappearance of two boys, Lieutenant Dapper learns that his son has failed to return home after school. Shortly afterwards, an event occurs that horrifies the inhabitants of the small town: all […]

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Nothing To Do With Love (Rien à voir avec l’amour)

FICTION (Le Rouergue) A coastal industrial zone in Normandy is the setting for the rekindling of a love triangle from the past. The arrogant and cynical Samuel is the owner of a nightclub; the lonely 40- something Sandra is his lover; and Rodolphe is the latter’s ex-husband and the former’s estranged friend. Rodolphe comes across […]

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A Tightrope Walker (Un funambule)

FICTION (Le Rouergue) In this, his third novel, Alexandre Seurat tells the story of a broken young man who has taken refuge in his parents’ holiday home with the sense that he has failed in life. Walking as if on a tightrope towards the abyss, his thoughts are dominated by his mother, his abortive relationship […]

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The Heroines of Cinema Are Braver Than Me (Les héroïnes de cinéma sont plus courageuses que moi)

FICTION | CINEMA (Le Rouergue) Twenty-three stories of women and cinema, viewed from a feminist and politically engaged perspective. Guillaume Guéraud offers us his own personal history of cinema through portraits of 23 heroines, most of whom are little-known. We retrace the story of cinema, from its birth in 1895 to the present day, focusing […]

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Why Do The Chinese Always Have Time On Their Side? (Pourquoi les Chinois ont-ils le temps ?)

ESSAY | SOCIETY This is a highly original dialogue between cultures. — Le Monde Diplomatique This book takes the reader far beyond the clichéd images. — Chine Plus Christine Cayol shows that a different approach to organization, life and future, it’s possible. — Psychologies Follow the Chinese tempo. For a relaxing autumn, get inspired by Christine Cayol’s […]

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The Rose of Zaragroza (La rose de Saragosse)

LITERARY FICTION Zaragoza, 1485. In the midst of the Spanish Inquisition, an unlikely encounter takes place between Angel de la Cruz, a mercenary for hire to the highest bidder, and a small group of upper bourgeois converts in danger, including the young Léa, who is the daughter of a rich lord and independent and mischievous […]

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The Dead Birds of America (Les Oiseaux morts de l’Amérique)

LITERARY FICTION On the edge of Las Vegas, within the sewer tunnels, lives a small band of humans excluded from the American dream who are striving to survive amidst the deprivation and other extreme circumstances. Among them is Hoyt Stapleton, who spends his time lost in books and travelling through time in his imagination – […]

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One Ocean, Two Seas, Three Continents (Un océan, deux mers, trois continents)

LITERARY FICTION Wilfried N’Sondé imaginatively recreates the historical figure of the first African ambassador to the Vatican, who died in Rome in 1608, filling in the blanks to tell his little-known life story. In the early 17th century, Nsaku Ne Vunda, who is ordained a priest and baptized Dom Antonio Manuel, is appointed by the […]

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A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene

HUMOR | ILLUSTRATED BOOK “A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene is everything I never knew I wanted: a disgusting, hilarious, and honest book that pays tribute to the female body and all of its habits and suppurations. It is delightfully and uncomfortably relatable and I love it with my whole self—heart, sweat, bowels, and all.” […]

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Heart Berries

  MEMOIR “Mailhot’s first book defies containment and categorization. In titled essays, it is a poetic memoir told in otherworldly sentences. . . . Not shy, nor raw, nor typical in any way, this is a powerfully crafted and vulnerable account of living and writing about it.” – Booklist “Mailhot fearlessly addresses intimately personal issues with […]

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