Tag Archives: Swedish

The Master of the Left Side (O senhor do lado esquerdo)

LITERARY CRIME FICTION Mussa knows every Rio street–and savors them by name. His characters wade through a celebration of his beautiful, dangerous city of glorious extremes. One story leads into another, with several more embedded along the way, told by an endearing historian who can’t resist any temptation to tell you his own opinions on […]

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Sweet Gabito (Doce Gabito)

LITERARY FICTION Francisco Azevedo’s second novel tells the fantastic story of Gabriela Garcia Marques, born in 1967, in the midst of a rural communist guerrilla that happened in Brazil in that period. After the death of her parents by the military, she moves to Rio de Janeiro to live with her grandfather, Gregorio. During a […]

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The Dream of Dr. Bantam

LITERARY FICTION The Dream of Dr. Bantam by Jeanne Thornton is a debut novel, a love story unlike any other, featuring Julie Thatch, a tough-as-nails, chainsmoking, wise-cracking 17-year-old Texan. Her idol, her older sister, kills herself by walking in front of a car. And Julie falls in love with a girl who both is and isn’t an […]

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Ivyland

LITERARY FICTION J.G. Ballard zapped with a thousand volts of electricity (Wall Street Journal) It’s spring in Ivyland . . . Debut novelist Miles Klee takes a landscape of drugs, decay, loss and, perhaps, hope, and manages to make the ensemble wryly funny: something only a few notable contemporaries such as Jeff Vandermeer and Michael […]

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The Mallaig Clan – Trilogy (Le clan de Mallaig)

100,000+ copies sold in Quebec, 300,000+ copies sold in France (book club edition) Scotland, 1390. To avoid a forced marriage, Lite MacGugan weds bandit Baltair MacNeil, which saves him from the gallows. She keeps her husband at a distance for many years, while she concocts large-scale projects to develop her in-law’s property located in Mallaig. […]

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Serenitas

DYSTOPIAN THRILLER One evening in 20th century Paris: A bomb attack in a pizzeria in the Pigalle district kills ten people. Who is responsible? What are the terrorists’ motives? Idealistic journalist Fjord Keeling is a bit of a loser. He’s left on his own at the leading daily newspaper Le National, since his superiors – […]

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Journey Through Death (Voyage à travers la mort)

TRUE STORY This story is told in a compelling and extremely moving voice. It sheds light on an episode that the Medias chose to ignore and that the public eye has remained unaware of. In 1994 Pierre-Claver, a Hutu from Rwanda, was forced to flee the city of Kigali with his wife and three children […]

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The Maleficium (Maleficium)

LITERARY FICTION – Winner of the Prix Jacques-Brossard (Best science-fiction or fantasy novel of the year) and the Sunburst Award. A baroque fresco in eight parts, an invitation to travel to the very limits of pleasure and pain. A rare work of the fantastic, both exotic and erotic, borne by a prose of sumptuous beauty. […]

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The Obese Christ (Le Christ Obèse)

LITERARY FICTION – SUSPENSE Edgar is a timid and asocial thirty-something who has always lived in the shadow of his mother only recently passed away. One night, in a cemetery, he witnesses the brutal rape of a young woman that four horsemen of the Apocalypse leave for dead. Edgar decides to take the unconscious victim […]

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Sophie Parent’s Point of No Return (L’escapade sans retour de Sophie Parent)

LITERARY FICTION This contemporary novel deals with the choices we make in life. It tells the story of a woman in her early forties who experiences a crisis that will transform her life completely. Sophie Parent could not be described as an adventurer. For years, she had lived a comfortable life in the suburbs, allowing […]

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