Cécile Coulon is a phenomenon: at 25, her fifth book is already a classic: dead on writing, supercharged style, desperate and violent characters. Her young hero, Anthelme, has everything it takes to succeed: uncommon talent on the track team and a girlfriend envied by all. But a tragic turn of fate will ensue and the hero will fall from his pedestal. Le Coeur du pélican is a true modern drama, full of anger and rage.
When he was a child, François-Xavier always kept a book in the pocket of his jeans. However, for the first decade of his working life, he put his love of books aside to embark on a successful career in human resources. At age 34, deciding that life was too short not enjoy every moment of it, François-Xavier quit his position, moved to Toulouse, and opened his own bookstore. Six years later, while L'Autre Rive was thriving in the Pink city, François-Xavier heard that the French Embassy was looking for someone to run a future bookshop, and he moved to New York in August of 2013. The fine selection of books on display at Albertine is a reflection of his hard work.