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- 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...
- 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$ 20.99
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$ 12.99
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...
- 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... more...
- The New Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Jean Echenoz won France?s prestigious Prix Goncourt for I?m Gone (The New Press). He is the author of five previous novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes, among them the Prix Medicis and the European Literature Jeopardy Prize. He lives in Paris. Linda Coverdale ?s most recent translation for The New Press was... 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 Publishing Group 2014; US$ 10.00
The third book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt, in a compelling new translation by Linda Coverdale. A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen... more...