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Six Degrees of Freedom (Six degrés de liberté)

“An original fiction, almost metaphysical. Six degrees of freedom, true balm against boredom, is evidence of Dickner’s great talent.”– Impact Camus (Full article here) “Brilliant, light and with poetic moments of pure reading pleasure! We read it with a smile, this is a book that makes you happy. This must be done when it comes […]

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What’s Yours Is Mine: Against the “Sharing Economy”

ECONOMY | NON-FICTION “Superbly argued…a brilliant chapter on how star-rating ‘reputation systems’ between users simply don’t work, because people feel bad about giving low ratings even when they are amply deserved, so they all cluster between four and five.” – Guardian Book of the Day “Building upon his previous empirical critiques, Tom Slee explains how ‘sharing economy’ companies […]

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Camille, I’ll come fly with you (Camille, mon envolée)

NOVEL “Camille, mon envolée, which has generated a lot of critical interest, marks the birth of a writer.” – L’Alsace “Pain, and above all love, flood through these pages, leaving a lasting impression.” – Le Parisien magazine “Admirably courageous, this is a book of rare purity and of ever-increasing beauty.” – LIRE In the weeks […]

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An Open Letter to the Muslim Community

“Where do the crimes of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ come from? I’ll tell you, my friend. […] The roots of evil that cover your face today come from within you, this monster from your own belly, this cancer from your own body.” In the aftermath of the brutal assassination of yet another journalist in the […]

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Tragic Encounter: A People’s History of Native Americans

HISTORY | NON-FICTION Page Smith made his mark with a history of the United States published in eight volumes, each volume carrying the subtitle “A People’s History of the United States.” During the last years of his life, Smith concentrated on composing a history of Native Americans after the first European contact. Using his wonderful […]

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Mighty, Mighty

CRIME | FICTION “Like a fine tattoo artist blending blood and ink, Rudolph engraves portraits of complicated individuals onto the rough skin of Mighty, Mighty with no antiseptic — only the recalcitrant images of real people in pain . . . A masterful sophomore effort (following the success of Rudolph’s Four Corners), Mighty, Mighty is […]

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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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Love in the Anthropocene

FICTION | SHORT STORIES | ENVIRONMENT For readers of J. G. Ballard, Naomi Klein, and George Saunders. “Nadzam’s prose is just gorgeous—she writes about people and skies and mountains and landscapes with incredible precision and appreciation of beauty. A reader can swim in these sentences and soak up the landscape via the prose with great […]

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Fragile Moses (Moïse fragile)

NON-FICTION | HISTORY | RELIGION Saviour of his people and founder of Israël, Moses cuts a particular figure in popular culture: a hero-like character, laden with superlatives and miraculous powers. He is the original Superman claims Attias: singled out to be saved from destruction, he was adopted and hid his real identity until he was […]

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Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires

NON-FICTION | BIOGRAPHY Using a diverse array of sources – letters, diary entries, and interviews with descendants – historian and journalist Justin Vovk provides an in-depth look into the lives of four extraordinary women who were married to the reigning monarchs of Europe’s last empires throughout the cataclysm of the First World War and the […]

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