by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Naked is Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s fourth and final novel about one of the most fully realized female characters of contemporary fiction, the haute couturière Marie Madeleine Marguerite de Montalte.

by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

‘The Heart’ takes place over the 24 hours surrounding a fatal car crash and the subsequent heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017

Lola Lafon’s award-winning novel offers a fictionalized account of iconic gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s life, from her rural Romanian childhood to her unprecedented perfect score in the 1976 Olympics and to ...

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| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

One of the funniest installments in Antoine Volodine’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic series, ‘Bardo or Not Bardo’ consists of seven vignettes set in a universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Set in Morocco, Infidels follows the life of Jallal and his mother, a prostitute who endures hypocrisy and rejection, from their home country to Cairo, Brussels to Casablanca.

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

A mesmerizing tale, ‘Ladivine’ proves Marie NDiaye to be one of Europe’s great storytellers.

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Moving between fact and speculation, film criticism and anecdote, ‘Suite for Barbara Loden’ came out of Nathalie Léger’s obsessive investigation into the mysteries of Wanda, the only film American actress ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

At once sexy and feminist, ‘Couple Mechanics’ tells the story of a woman who decides to fight for her marriage after her husband confesses to an affair with a noted ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in an endless cycle of fear and violence: Eve, whose body is her only ...

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