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  • Instructions For Visitorsby Helen Stevenson

    Transworld 2009; US$ 11.63

    If you are lucky enough to find your place, you should never actually live in it, never make it your home. And never live with the man you think you cannot live without. Le Village is a small town at the southwestern-most tip of France. Here a young Englishwoman fell in love with France, the French and one Frenchman in particular. ... more...

  • Jealousyby Catherine Millet; Helen Stevenson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 14.65

    After the pleasure comes the pain. The Sexual Life of Catherine M, Catherine Millet's analysis of the many forms and flavours of sexual pleasure, was internationally admired, and not just for its literary qualities. The audacity of a sex life well lived and thoroughly examined left readers wondering how she managed to pull it off while sustaining... more...

  • Broken Glassby Alain Mabanckou; Helen Stevenson

    Profile 2010; US$ 12.78

    The history of 'Credit Gone Away', a squalid Congolese bar, is related by one of its most loyal customers, Broken Glass, who has been commissioned by its owner to set down an account of the characters who frequent it. Broken Glass himself is a disgraced alcoholic school teacher with a love of French language and literature which he has largely... more...

  • Memoirs Of A Porcupineby Alain Mabanckou; Helen Stevenson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Outlandish, surreal and compelling, a murderous porcupine tells all: 'For years I was the double of Kibandi . . . He died the day before yesterday, so here is my confession' All human beings, says an African legend, have an animal double. Some are benign, others wicked. When Kibandi, a boy living in a Congolese... more...

  • Broken Glassby Alain Mabanckou; Helen Stevenson

    Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    Alain Mabanckou?s riotous new novel centers on the patrons of a run-down bar in the Congo. In a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering, a former schoolteacher and bar regular nicknamed Broken Glass has been elected to record their stories for posterity. But Broken Glass fails spectacularly at staying out of trouble as... more...

  • Tomorrow I'll Be Twentyby Alain Mabanckou; Helen Stevenson

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    Michel is ten years old, living in Pointe Noire, Congo, in the 1970s. His mother sells peanuts at the market, his father works at the Victory Palace Hotel, and brings home books left behind by the white guests. Planes cross the sky overhead, and Michel and his friend Lounès dream about the countries where they'll land. While news comes... more...

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