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In the Gold of Time

by Claudie Gallay MacLehose Press (December 09, 2014)

Set between Normandy and Arizona, In the Gold of Time is a seductive tale of silences and dark, half-revealed secrets, and a haunting elegy for innocence lost in a lost world.

A young father holidays by the sea...


Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures

This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes...


Zone

by Mathias Énard, Charlotte Mandell & Brian Evenson Open Letter (September 01, 2013)

A 517-page single sentence novel about the violence of the twentieth century and an intelligence agent quitting the business.


One Evening in Paris

by Nicolas Barreau St. Martin's Press (July 01, 2014)

Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinéma Paradis there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL coca-colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Not a good business...


Mood Indigo

by Boris Vian & Stanley Chapman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)

The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of our time" by Raymond Queneau

The story is simple: Boy...


The Other Story

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (April 15, 2014)

A New York Times best seller!

From the New York Times and international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay comes The Other Story, "[a] brilliant pager-turner"(BookPage), layered and beautifully written, that...


The Interrogation: A Novel

by J. M. G. Le Clezio Simon & Schuster (March 09, 2010)

From the original Atheneum edition jacket, 1964.

"J.M.G. Le Clézio, revelation of the literary year" ran the headline of the Paris Express after last year's prizes had been awarded. The Goncourt jury was locked...


Breathe

by Anne-Sophie Brasme St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Breathe is the haunting confession of nineteen-year-old Charlene Boher. From her prison cell, Charlene recounts her lonely adolescence. Growing up shy and unpopular, Charlene never...


Autoportrait

by Edouard Levé & Lorin Stein Dalkey Archive Press (March 15, 2012)

A brilliant and sobering self-portrait made up entirely of facts, and a companion to the harrowing book Suicide.


Blue White Red: A Novel

by Alain Mabanckou & Alison Dundy Indiana University Press (February 21, 2013)

This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala,...


Twilight: A Novel

by Elie Wiesel Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2013)

Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He is spending the summer at the Mountain Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York—not as a patient, but as a visiting professional...


The Ingredients of Love

by Nicolas Barreau St. Martin's Press (December 24, 2012)

A charming restaurant

A book and its mysterious author

A little secret

A romantic meeting

Paris and all its magic . . .

Cyrano de Bergerac meets Chocolat and Amélie in this intelligent, charming, and entertaining...


Out of Time in Wan Chai

by Fan Tong Boucher and Luo Infodoc Ltd (November 12, 2012)

From a not too distant past in Wan Chai district, Hong Kong, take: 1° An idealistic revolutionary: a dreamer but nevertheless a bright young lady; 2° A heavy set French man: a quiet, aging arms dealer; 3°...


The Life of an Unknown Man

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press (June 05, 2012)

A deeply moving meditation on memory, history, love, and art by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers

In The Life of an Unknown Man, Andreï Makine explores what truly matters in life through the prism of...


HHhH

by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich", or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich". The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed...


The Last Brother

by Nathacha Appanah & Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press (October 25, 2011)

In The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah, 1944 is coming to a close and nine-year-old Raj is unaware of the war devastating the rest of the world. He lives in Mauritius, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, where...


Lives Other Than My Own

by Emmanuel Carrere & Linda Coverdale Henry Holt and Co. (September 13, 2011)

From the acclaimed Emmanuel Carrère, an act of generous imagination that unflinchingly records devastating loss and, equally vividly, the wealth of human solace that follows in its wake

In Sri Lanka, a tsunami...


Hate: A Romance

by Tristan Garcia, Marion Duvert & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 26, 2010)

In a controversial first novel that took the French literary world by storm and won the Prix de Flore, Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships, and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals—Marxism,...


My Life as a Russian Novel

by Emmanuel Carrere & Linda Coverdale Henry Holt and Co. (August 03, 2010)

An unsparingly truthful account of love, betrayal, and the traps we set for ourselves, by France's master of psychological suspense

In work after work, the critically acclaimed author Emmanuel Carrère has trained...


03

by Jean-Christophe Valtat Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2010)

"From the bus stop across the street, it was hard to tell, but suddenly I understood, seeing the passengers in the van that picked her up every morning, that she was slightly retarded."

A precocious teenager...


Sarah's Key

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2007)

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's...


A Secret Kept

by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin's Press (September 14, 2010)

This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything...


The Mystery Guest

by Grégoire Bouillier & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 22, 2006)

When the phone rang on a gloomy fall afternoon in 1990, Grégoire Bouillier had no way of knowing that it was the woman who'd left him, without warning, ten years before. And he couldn't have guessed why she...


The Shadow of Memory

by Bernard Comment & Betsy Wing Dalkey Archive Press (November 12, 2012)

The debut novel of Bernard Comment, acclaimed author and editor, now available in English for the first time, The Shadow of Memory brings a fairy-tale premise into the modern world, where information—and its...


Therese Desqueyroux

by François Mauriac & Raymond N. MacKenzie Sheed & Ward (March 11, 2005)

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder.


Upstaged (French Literature Series)

by Jacques Jouet & Leland de la Durantaye Dalkey Archive Press (June 14, 2011)

A stranger takes over a role in a play, leaving the rest of the cast to ponder his motives.


History of Violence

by Edouard Louis & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 19, 2018)

History of Violence is international bestselling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical novel about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath....


Waiting for Tomorrow

by Nathacha Appanah Graywolf Press (April 03, 2018)

A powerful examination of the artistic impulse, cultural identity, and family bonds

Anita is waiting for Adam to be released from prison. They met twenty years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in Paris, a city...


The Tyrant

by Jacques Chessex & Martin Sokolinsky Bitter Lemon Press (April 10, 2012)

Semi-autobiographical, and Chessex’s bestselling novel to date, The Tyrant describes a tyrannical father’s destruction of a young teacher’s life.


The Seventh Function of Language

by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 2017)

From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express)

Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the presidential...


The Restless

by Gerty Dambury & Judith G. Miller The Feminist Press at CUNY (January 22, 2018)

This lyrical novel, structured like a Creole quadrille, is a rich ethnography bearing witness to police violence in French Guadeloupe. Narrators both living and dead recount the racial and class stratification...


The Messenger: A Novel

by Yannick Haenel & Ian Monk Counterpoint (April 01, 2012)

Jan Karski, a young Polish diplomat turned cavalry officer, joined the Polish underground movement after escaping from a Soviet detention camp in 1939. He served as a courier for the underground, ferrying messages...


The End of Eddy

by Edouard Louis & Michael Lucey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 02, 2017)

An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy.

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna...


Birth of a Bridge

by Maylis de Kerangal & Jessica Moore Talonbooks (September 22, 2014)

From one of the most exciting novelists writing in France today comes this literary saga of a dozen men and women – engineers, designers, machinery operators, cable riggers – all employees of the international...


Radiant Terminus

by Antoine Volodine & Jeffrey Zuckerman Open Letter (February 14, 2017)

Part post-apocalyptic adventure story and part scathing critique of humanity, Volodine’s award-winning novel takes place after the fall of the Second Soviet Union against a bleak, almost Tarkovskian landscape....


Not One Day

by Anne Garreta & Emma Ramadan Deep Vellum Publishing (March 20, 2017)

Not One Day, winner of the prestigious Prix Médicis, begins with the maxim: “Not one day without a woman.” What follows is renowned Oulipo member Anne Garréta's intimate, erotic, and sometimes bitter collection...


Autopsy of a Father

by Pascale Kramer & Robert Bononno Bellevue Literary Press (July 11, 2017)

“[Kramer’s body of work is] precise and sumptuous . . . a song of emotion, but with a great lucidity about the humanity of simple people.” —Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Swiss Grand Prize for Literature...


The Kingdom

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 07, 2017)

A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world

Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère...


A Woman Loved

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press (August 04, 2015)

The fascinating story of a young Russian filmmaker's attempts to portray Catherine the Great, before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union

Catherine the Great's life seems to have been made for the cinema—her...


Bye Bye Blondie

by Virginie Despentes & Sian Reynolds The Feminist Press at CUNY (June 20, 2016)

Psychiatric institutions and class difference doom two young lovers from the start in this dark romantic comedy.


One Hundred Twenty-One Days

by Michèle Audin & Christiana Hills Deep Vellum Publishing (April 25, 2016)

Debut novel by mathematician Oulipo member layers coded narratives across World Wars unlocking the entangled history of politics and science.


Abahn Sabana David

by Marguerite Duras & Kazim Ali Open Letter (May 23, 2016)

Similar in tone to a Beckett play, the characters of this novel spend the night discussing violence, communism, and revolution.


Paris Is Always a Good Idea

by Nicolas Barreau St. Martin's Press (March 29, 2016)

Rosalie Laurent is the proud owner of Luna Luna, a little post-card shop in St. Germain, and if it were up to her, far more people would write cards. Her specialty is producing "wishing cards," but where her...


Alexander and Alestria

by Shan Sa HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

re-creating the lives of two of the most intriguing rulers in history, Shan Sa brings us a novel filled with the sound of hooves, the whistle of arrows, blood, passion, and betrayal. The familiar figure of Alexander...


The Heart

by Maylis de Kerangal & Sam Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2016)

Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through...


Submission

by Michel Houellebecq & Lorin Stein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 20, 2015)

A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous literary figure

Paris, 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the Sorbonne and an expert on J. K. Huysmans,...


The Age of Reinvention: A Novel

by Karine Tuil Washington Square Press (December 01, 2015)

An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a "suspenseful...Gatsby-esque odyssey...laced with provocative observations...


Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

by Hubert Haddad & Jennifer Grotz Open Letter (September 14, 2015)

Fictional retelling of the most famous spiritualists of the nineteenth century—the Fox Sisters, who conned everyone with their mysterious knockings.


Empress

by Shan Sa HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Such is the voice of Shan Sa's unforgettable heroine in her latest literary masterpiece, Empress. Empress Wu, one of China's most controversial figures, was its first and only female emperor, who emerged in...


Brief Loves That Live Forever

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press (August 04, 2015)

A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet era

In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the...