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  • Vie Francaiseby Jean-Paul Dubois; Linda Coverdale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Lightningby Jean Echenoz; Linda Coverdale

    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...

  • Life Laid Bareby Jean Hatzfeld; Linda Coverdale

    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...

  • The Consolations of the Forestby Sylvain Tesson; Linda Coverdale

    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 Hanged Man of Saint-Pholienby Georges Simenon; Linda Coverdale

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Vivianeby Julia Deck; Linda Coverdale

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • The Night at the Crossroadsby Georges Simenon; Linda Coverdale

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • The Emperor, C'est Moiby Hugo Horiot; Linda Coverdale

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Horiot offers not only a literary and startling testimony of autism, but also a striking portrayal of the human condition. Hugo Horiot was an angry autistic child with Asperger syndrome who refused to speak for the first years of his life and only escaped institutionalization because his mother decided, controversially, to educate and care for him... more...

  • The Misty Harbourby Georges Simenon; Linda Coverdale

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Penguin relaunch of Georges Simenon?s incomparable books continues with four Inspector Maigret novels, a new Maigret omnibus, and a seductive standalone Look forward to a new Maigret title every month in 2015 more...

  • The Queen's Capriceby Jean Echenoz; Linda Coverdale

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 19.95

    France?s preeminent fiction writer is frequently credited with a kind of literary magic, an ability to craft stories with such precision and detail that readers are caught off guard by the powerful currents of emotion and imagination that lie just beneath the surface of his writing. “Echenoz risks everything in his fiction, gambling on the prodigious... more...