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A Time to Diet and Earn One’s Wings (Il est temps de suivre un régime et d’apprendre à voler)

FICTION (Le Rouergue) Adam is a kind of ‘public’ writer – on behalf of the inhabitants of his small town, he writes anonymous letters, love letters, and letters for those who are close to hand or else have long since departed but have never been forgotten. His own wife and daughter have long since departed […]

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The Book (Le Livre)

FICTION | ILLUSTRATED BOOK A blend of literary beauty and virtuoso illustrations, this album appeals to a wide readership. Le Livre reinterprets seven episodes from the Old Testament in a modern and particular key. The creation of the world by God, Abraham’s sacrifice, the passing of the Angel of Death or the questionings of Job. […]

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Boundary (Bondrée)

LITERARY THRILLER As in her previous novels, Andrée A. Michaud moves outside the framework of the unsolved crime (immaculately constructed though it is) and explores the wider repercussions of the drama. […] With this her 10th novel, her style achieves its most accomplished expression. — Martine Desjardins, L’Actualité This is a moving rites of passage […]

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Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production

POLITICS | HUMAN RIGHTS “Artistic resistance has seldom proven so socially useful, or as complicated. This intellectually engaging study targets the paradoxes, limitations, and media spectacle of organized cultural boycotts and state-sponsored censorship from South African apartheid in the 1980s, to present day Israel, Palestine, Cuba, the Gulf States, UK, and USA among other geopolitical […]

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Animalism As a Political Question: The Manifesto (Manifeste Animaliste: Politiser la cause animale )

PHILOSOPHY | POLITICS « Everything is said and well explained in little more than a hundred pages: in order to be taken seriously, politicising animal rights is unavoidable. » — Luce Lapin – Charlie Hebdo « The author’s main objective is well accomplished in the “Animalism As a Political Question: The Manifesto” she has given […]

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The Kastor File (Dossier Kastor)

THRILLER Catherine Fradier puts her expertise at the intelligence services for a political, environmental and geo-political thriller. Since Camino 999, the plots of Catherine Fradier, inspired by questions of society, autopsy the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. After questioning the dangers of the big seed companies in Cristal Defense, she is attacking the nuclear power, […]

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Hitler’s Children: Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders

HISTORY | BIOGRAPHY | HOLOCAUST “Chilling.”  – Martin Gilbert, Sunday Telegraph “Absorbing.” – Kirkus  “Fascinating . . . Posner’s book gives a remarkable insight, from a family perspective, into the lives of many of the top Nazis and vilest criminals.” – Sunday Express  “A mesmerizing, blood-chilling book . . . The contrast between […]

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Mengele: The Complete Story

HISTORY | HOLOCAUST A fascinating accpunt of Mengele’s life on the run and the fruitless efforts to apprehend him. — Los Angeles Times Book Review This is indeed the complete story, superior to other books on Mengele. — Boston Jewish Times Well-written, clearly documented, and frequently exciting, this is the book to have. — Library Journal […]

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CAR-WASH: Judge Sergio Moro and the Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Operation That Shook Brazil (Lava Jato: O juiz Sergio Moro e os bastidores da operação que abalou o Brasil)

CURRENT AFFAIRS | NON FICTION  “Written in the style of police thrillers, this reporting-book, produced over 17 months, gives the public the opportunity to understand the genesis, the behind-the-scenes story, and the main players in the greatest operation against corruption that has ever been seen in this country.” – Globo “A gripping narrative of power […]

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The Butterfly (Le papillon)

FICTION No doubt, this famous Estonian theatre troupe works as a parable of the author’s country (among others). I salute Kivirähk’s fictional capacity of making a point in a thought-provoking, jovial way. Kivirähk’s style is just brilliant. — Lionel Decottignies, L’Humanité The trappings of a Dostoyevsky novel, the ambiance of an Ingeborg Bachmann poem, the […]

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