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- 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$ 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 6.79
In 1943, sixteen-year-old Paul Steinberg was arrested in Paris and deported to Auschwitz. A chemistry student, Steinberg was assigned to work in the camp's laboratory alongside Primo Levi, who would later immortalize his fellow inmate as "Henri," the ultimate survivor, the paradigm of the prisoner who clung to life at the cost of his own humanity.... 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27
Maigret grapples with the American justice system on a trip to Arizona in this new translation, book thirty-two of the new Penguin Maigret series. The FBI man was convinced, in short, that Maigret was a big shot in his own country but that here, in the United States, he was incapable of figuring out anything . . .well, Maigret happened to believe... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27
A new translation of George Simenon's taut, devastating psychological novel set in American suburbia. The inspiration for the new play by award-winning playwright David Hare. 'I had begun, God knows why, tearing a corner off of everyday truth, begun seeing myself in another kind of mirror, and now the whole of the old, more or less comfortable truth... 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...