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  • Brodeckby Philippe Claudel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through... more...

  • The Investigationby Philippe Claudel; John Cullen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    A wild, Kafka-esque romp through a dystopian landscape, probing thedarkly comic nature of the human condition. The Investigator is a man quite like any other. He is balding, of medium build, dresses conservatively—in short, he is unremarkable in every way. He has been assigned to conduct an Investigation of a series of suicides (twenty-two in the... more...

  • The Investigationby Philippe Claudel; Daniel Hahn

    Quercus 2012; US$ 10.99

    The Investigator is despatched to a provincial town to investigate a disturbing spate of suicides amongst the employees of The Firm. But from the moment he steps off the train, he finds that everything is against him, from the hostile weather to the town's bewildering inhabitants. Cold, hungry and humiliated, always one step behind, he finds himself... more...

  • Brodeck's Reportby Philippe Claudel; John Cullen

    Quercus 2010; US$ 12.99

    From his village in post-war France, Brodeck makes his solitary journeys into the mountains to collect data on the natural environment. Day by day he also reconstructs his own life, all but lost in the years he spent in a camp during the war. No-one had expected to see him again. One day, a flamboyant stranger rides into the village, upsetting the... more...

  • Monsieur Linh and His Childby Philippe Claudel; Euan Cameron

    Quercus 2011; US$ 12.99

    Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. To begin with, he is too afraid to leave the refugee centre, but the first time he braves the freezing cold to walk the streets of this strange, fast-moving town, he encounters Monsieur... more...

  • Parfumsby Philippe Claudel; Euan Cameron

    Quercus 2014; US$ 12.99

    From the sizzling sharpness of freshly cut garlic to the cool tang of a father's aftershave; the heady intoxication of a fumbled first kiss to the anodyne void of disinfectant and death, this is a decadently original olfactory memoir. In sixty-three elusive episodes we roam freely across the countryside of Lorraine, North-East France, from kitchen... more...

  • Grey Soulsby Philippe Claudel; Hoyt Rogers

    Quercus 2015; US$ 9.99

    A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, Grey Souls is a mesmerising and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I. The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through... more...

  • The Tree of the Torajaby Philippe Claudel; Euan Cameron

    Quercus 2018; US$ 18.99

    A middle-aged filmmaker visits Indonesia and becomes entranced by the Toraja custom of interning the bodies of very young deceased children in the trunks of trees. In time, the trunk heals, encasing and protecting the tiny bodies as the tree grows slowly heavenwards. On his return to France, the filmmaker receives news that his dearest friend is dying... more...

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