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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 7.39
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$ 7.39
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$ 7.39
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...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98
'The night before the wave, I remember that Hélène and I talked about separating. It wouldn't be complicated; we didn't live together, hadn't had a child, and were even able to see ourselves remaining friends, and yet, it was sad. It was Christmas 2004.' In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grandfather helpless against the onrushing... more...
- The New Press 2011; US$ 19.99
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...
- 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...
- The New Press 2014; US$ 14.99
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 multiawardwinning 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...
- The New Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Les Éditions de Minuit, publisher of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet, rarely publishes a debut novel. Jean Echenoz, current star of this revered French literary house and enthusiastic fan of Julia Deck, confesses that he didn?t send his first novel to Minuit because the publisher is too demanding?too good for me.? Yet thirty years later,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.27
A new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, book six in the new Penguin Maigret series. '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... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 21.95
Hugo Horiot is in love with wheels and all that cranks or turns. He is obsessed with the otherworldly language of pipes?they run, he imagines, from his family home to the center of the earth. He causes endless trouble at home and hates school. He muses: ?I dream asleep, I dream awake??but he dreams so hard he shuts out the world with reveries that... more...