Adam Hocker | October 10, 2019
Written in rich sprawling sentences, and abounding in details that would make both Emile Zola and Cormac McCarthy proud, Animalia is among the finest pieces of contemporary French fiction in translation that I have read in a long time. 
Written in rich sprawling sentences, and abounding in details that would make both Emile Zola and Cormac McCarthy proud, Animalia is among the finest pieces of contemporary French fiction in translation that I have read in a long time. 
Written in rich sprawling sentences, and abounding in details that would make both Emile Zola and Cormac McCarthy proud, Animalia is among…
Miriam Bridenne | October 6, 2019
Rose, a psychologist in her forties, is spending her Christmas vacation on a Mediterranean cruise with her two children. As Rose ponders whether she should leave her husband or move with him out of Paris, her ship rescues a boat with African refugees. Among them is Younes...
Rose, a psychologist in her forties, is spending her Christmas vacation on a Mediterranean cruise with her two children. As Rose ponders whether she should leave her husband or move with him out of Paris, her ship rescues a boat with African refugees. Among them is Younes...
Rose, a psychologist in her forties, is spending her Christmas vacation on a Mediterranean cruise with her two children. As…
Miriam Bridenne | September 18, 2019
At first glance, Rose désert, Violaine Huisman's second novel might seem like a piece of travel writing—a long trek that leads her from Morocco to Senegal after the end of a relationship. If Violaine knows what her destination is, she still has no idea where her life is headed.
At first glance, Rose désert, Violaine Huisman's second novel might seem like a piece of travel writing—a long trek that leads her from Morocco to Senegal after the end of a relationship. If Violaine knows what her destination is, she still has no idea where her life is headed.
At first glance, Rose désert, Violaine Huisman's second novel might seem like a piece of travel writing—a long trek that…
Adam Hocker | September 18, 2019
The arrival of a child has of course been explored from every conceivable angle. But maternity leave and the return to work? Nary a word. Consider this novel a correction, and one that will hopefully lead to more discussion of a hitherto under-explored subject.
The arrival of a child has of course been explored from every conceivable angle. But maternity leave and the return to work? Nary a word. Consider this novel a correction, and one that will hopefully lead to more discussion of a hitherto under-explored subject.
The arrival of a child has of course been explored from every conceivable angle. But maternity leave and the return…
Miriam Bridenne | September 12, 2019
"L'Eternel Printemps" is a lover's discourse in various settings: Parisian cafes, the streets of the 6th arrondissement, walks in the Luxembourg garden. He can't resist her charms, but she can't take the risk of falling in love. Their relationship is doomed to remain platonic, but its story is universal.
"L'Eternel Printemps" is a lover's discourse in various settings: Parisian cafes, the streets of the 6th arrondissement, walks in the Luxembourg garden. He can't resist her charms, but she can't take the risk of falling in love. Their relationship is doomed to remain platonic, but its story is universal.
"L'Eternel Printemps" is a lover's discourse in various settings: Parisian cafes, the streets of the 6th arrondissement, walks in the…
Miriam Bridenne | July 24, 2019
Groff's prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you in to the fates of characters in a few lines, to immerse you in this cycle of highly realistic end-of-the world dystopic micro-fictions, is simply astonishing.
Groff's prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you in to the fates of characters in a few lines, to immerse you in this cycle of highly realistic end-of-the world dystopic micro-fictions, is simply astonishing.
Groff's prose is mesmerizing; and her ability to share these hellish visions, to draw you in to the fates of…
Miriam Bridenne | July 24, 2019
Family secrets, smashed ambitions, racial tensions: welcome to Celeste Ng's world! In this riveting page-turner, the international bestselling author pursues her investigation of mother & daughter relationships and American suburban life.
Family secrets, smashed ambitions, racial tensions: welcome to Celeste Ng's world! In this riveting page-turner, the international bestselling author pursues her investigation of mother & daughter relationships and American suburban life.
Family secrets, smashed ambitions, racial tensions: welcome to Celeste Ng's world! In this riveting page-turner, the international bestselling author pursues…
Miriam Bridenne | July 23, 2019
If you don't want to read about white, privileged, post-war America--not that there is anything wrong with that--I'd recommend you skip this note altogether. Through tracing the arc of a man's life, All That Is (et rien d'autre) chronicles the end of an era in book publishing, when the business was mostly a gentleman’s pursuit—amateur, clubbish, waspy, and above all,…
If you don't want to read about white, privileged, post-war America--not that there is anything wrong with that--I'd recommend you skip this note altogether. Through tracing the arc of a man's life, All That Is (et rien d'autre) chronicles the end of an era in book publishing, when the business…
If you don't want to read about white, privileged, post-war America--not that there is anything wrong with that--I'd recommend you…
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