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- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 8.99
Georges Simenon's riveting tale of deception in an isolated community, part of Penguin's series of new Inspector Maigret translations "She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. 'I gather you wish to talk to me, Inspector .... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
Meet Paul Blick: born in France (but not Paris); son of a car dealer; provincial sociology student-cum-theoretical revolutionary; briefly employed (by his father-in-law); married and soon to discover adultery and other satisfactions of a desperate househusband as consort of a high-flying wife who conquers the world as CEO of a Jacuzzi-manufacturing... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 8.99
An unsparingly truthful account of love, betrayal, and the traps we set for ourselves, by France's master of psychological suspense In work after work, the critically acclaimed author Emmanuel Carrère has trained his unblinking gaze on the lives of others as they fight a losing battle with that most fearsome of adversaries?the self. Now, determined... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99
A powerful report on the aftereffects of the genocide in Rwanda?and on the near impossibility of reconciliation between survivors and killers In two acclaimed previous works, the noted French journalist Jean Hatzfeld offered a profound, harrowing witness to the unimaginable pain and horror in the mass killings of one group of people by another. ... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 18.99
From the acclaimed Emmanuel Carrère, an act of generous imagination that unflinchingly records devastating loss and, equally vividly, the wealth of human solace that follows in its wake In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grand-father helpless against the onrushing water. In France, a young woman succumbs to illness, leaving... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 19.95
Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time, Lightning is a captivating tale of one man?s curious fascination with the marvels of science. Hailed by the Washington Post as ?the most distinctive voice of his generation,? Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe,... more...
- Other Press 2013; US$ 13.99
"To make the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda is a painful task that we have no right to shirk?it is part of being a moral adult." ?Susan Sontag In the late 1990s, French author and journalist Jean Hatzfeld made several journeys into the hilly, marshy region of the Bugesera, one of the areas most devastated by the Rwandan genocide of April... more...
- Rizzoli 2013; US$ 24.95
A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia?s Lake Baikal, a full day?s... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 8.99
A new translation of a haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt and book four of the Inspector Maigret series On a trip to Brussels, Maigret unwittingly causes a man's suicide, but his own remorse is overshadowed by the discovery of the sordid events that drove the desperate man to shoot himself. Collect... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 14.95
Five Frenchmen go off to war, two of them leaving behind a certain young woman who longs for their return. But the main character in 1914 is the Great War itself. Jean Echenoz, the multi–award–winning French literary magician whose work has been compared to Joseph Conrad and Lawrence Sterne, has brought that deathtrap back to life, leading us gently... more...