Miriam Bridenne | September 23, 2020
n 1995, when promoting Total Khéops(Europa Books) Jean-Claude Izzo said: "Marseille is the only city on earth where you can show up for the very first time, penniless and with just a suitcase and yet claim: I am home". 25 years later, Hadrien Bels's debut novel, Cinq dans tes yeux, comes as a scathing refutation of this remark.
n 1995, when promoting Total Khéops(Europa Books) Jean-Claude Izzo said: "Marseille is the only city on earth where you can show up for the very first time, penniless and with just a suitcase and yet claim: I am home". 25 years later, Hadrien Bels's debut novel, Cinq dans tes yeux,…
n 1995, when promoting Total Khéops(Europa Books) Jean-Claude Izzo said: "Marseille is the only city on earth where you can…
Miriam Bridenne | September 23, 2020
Feelings, artists, and their works reach out to each other across the centuries in this enchanting first novel by Maud Simonnot.
Feelings, artists, and their works reach out to each other across the centuries in this enchanting first novel by Maud Simonnot.
Feelings, artists, and their works reach out to each other across the centuries in this enchanting first novel by Maud…
Sandrine Butteau | September 10, 2020
Miriam Bridenne | September 10, 2020
Men might die younger, and yet, they do live longer” Chloe Deleaume could have made this quote by Camille Laurens her own (Who You Think I Am, Other Press). This flagrant injustice fuels the novel with a combative energy, sustained by an 80s rock/pop soundtrack. But Le Coeur synthétique refuses to give into easy melancolia.
Men might die younger, and yet, they do live longer” Chloe Deleaume could have made this quote by Camille Laurens her own (Who You Think I Am, Other Press). This flagrant injustice fuels the novel with a combative energy, sustained by an 80s rock/pop soundtrack. But Le Coeur synthétique refuses…
Men might die younger, and yet, they do live longer” Chloe Deleaume could have made this quote by Camille Laurens…
Miriam Bridenne | September 10, 2020
After The Little Communist Who Never Smiled (Seven Stories Press, Actes Sud) and Mercy Mary Patty (Actes Sud), Lola Lafon continues her exploration of the psyches of young girls--their fragility, their resilience--with Chavirer. Just like Nadia Comaneci and Patty Hearst, Chloé is a young girl whose destiny bears witness to the violence inflicted on women in our societies. In
After The Little Communist Who Never Smiled (Seven Stories Press, Actes Sud) and Mercy Mary Patty (Actes Sud), Lola Lafon continues her exploration of the psyches of young girls--their fragility, their resilience--with Chavirer. Just like Nadia Comaneci and Patty Hearst, Chloé is a young girl whose destiny bears witness to…
After The Little Communist Who Never Smiled (Seven Stories Press, Actes Sud) and Mercy Mary Patty (Actes Sud), Lola Lafon…
Adam Hocker | August 11, 2020
Ananda Devi, a remarkable and unique Mauritian author, has long been an extraordinary voice for those left on the margins of society: minorities, the elderly, the poor. Her latest novel, The Living Days just out with Feminist Press, in an excellent translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman is no exception.
Ananda Devi, a remarkable and unique Mauritian author, has long been an extraordinary voice for those left on the margins of society: minorities, the elderly, the poor. Her latest novel, The Living Days just out with Feminist Press, in an excellent translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman is no exception.
Ananda Devi, a remarkable and unique Mauritian author, has long been an extraordinary voice for those left on the margins…
Miriam Bridenne | August 1, 2020
A flamboyant novel of love and a literary masterpiece praised by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Zadie Smith, Mais leurs yeux dardaient sur Dieu (And Their Eyes Were Watching God) is a landmark novel, a cornerstone in African-American and Women's fiction. In other words, if you haven't read it yet, find yourself a copy now!
A flamboyant novel of love and a literary masterpiece praised by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Zadie Smith, Mais leurs yeux dardaient sur Dieu (And Their Eyes Were Watching God) is a landmark novel, a cornerstone in African-American and Women's fiction. In other words, if you haven't read it yet, find…
A flamboyant novel of love and a literary masterpiece praised by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Zadie Smith, Mais leurs yeux…
Miriam Bridenne | June 15, 2020
Right on time for the long, lazy summer days, And Their Children After Them, Nicolas Mathieu's Prix Goncourt winning novel has just landed in the country's best bookstores in a translation by William Rodarmor.
Right on time for the long, lazy summer days, And Their Children After Them, Nicolas Mathieu's Prix Goncourt winning novel has just landed in the country's best bookstores in a translation by William Rodarmor.
Right on time for the long, lazy summer days, And Their Children After Them, Nicolas Mathieu's Prix Goncourt winning novel…
Adam Hocker | June 10, 2020
Kaouther Adimi--a young Algerian woman now living in Paris--synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times in a suprisingly light almost breezy fashion, making this a fast, interesting, and engaging read.
Kaouther Adimi--a young Algerian woman now living in Paris--synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times in a suprisingly light almost breezy fashion, making this a fast, interesting, and engaging read.
Kaouther Adimi--a young Algerian woman now living in Paris--synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times…
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