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The Body of the Beasts

by Audrée Wilhelmy & Susan Ouriou

Reminiscent of Gaétan Soucy’s The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Audrée Wilhelmy’s The Body of the Beasts is a startling, gorgeously written novel that...


A Twilight Celebration

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

Daniel, a middle-aged novelist and loving father alienated from one of his sons and unsure how to care for his daughter, is on his way to an international conference of writers. The gathering is to be held in...


Little Culinary Triumphs

by Pascale Pujol & Alison Anderson

Set in the storied Parisian quarter of Montmarte, this heartwarming, comic tale is a must for foodies, Francophiles, and lovers of a good story well told.

Made famous by artists, writers, and bon vivants of every...


Nothing But Dust

by Sandrine Collette & Alison Anderson

By the time Rafael is born, the family farm has already gone to hell. Rafael's father has abandoned them. His older brothers, the twins Mauro and Joaquin, blame Rafael for their father's departure and exact...


In Every Wave

by Quimper Charles & Guil Lefebvre

A man loses his daughter while swimming one summer. This little gem of a novella–sad and beautiful and spellbinding all at once–is the tale of how he strives to be reunited with her again, whether back home...


Madame Victoria

by Catherine Leroux & Lazer Lederhendler

Leroux is extremely well reviewed, and her last book with Lazer, The Party Wall, did very well. It was Shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize, was selected for Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2016, and was winner...


Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories

by Maïssa Bey, Erin Lamm & Alison Rice

New translation of multiple-award-winning Algerian writer Maissa Bey's autofiction about the plight of North African immigrant women in Paris.


Concrete Flowers

by Wilfried N'sondé & Karen Lindo

- Battered by her father, a young woman evolves before being devoured by family and her current situation.

- The theme of hope among the immigrant populations who lived in the Paris projects.

- N’Sondé is an...


Hunting Party

by Agnès Desarthe, Christiana Hills & Jessie Chaffee

The unsuspecting member of a hunting party in the French countryside, Tristan is out of place. Cajoled into going by his wife, who is anxious to ingratiate herself with the locals of their new village, Tristan’s...


History of Violence

by Edouard Louis & Lorin Stein

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....


Oscar

by Mauricio Segura & Donald Winkler

Readers interested in music, especially the mid-20th century North American jazz scene, will find the portrait of the period, of Peterson, and of other musicians of the age compelling

  • Will appeal to fans of magical...

  • Mama's Boy

    by David Goudreault & Jc Sutcliffe

    Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault

    Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood...


    Little Beast

    by Julie Demers & Rhonda Mullins

    It’s 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old...


    Disoriental

    2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature #1

    by Négar Djavadi & Tina Kover

    WINNER: Le Prix du Roman News, Style Prize, Lire Best Debut Novel 2016, la Porte Dorée Prize

    Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now...


    Waiting for Tomorrow

    by Nathacha Appanah & Geoffrey Strachan

    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...


    Document 1

    by François Blais & Jc Sutcliffe

    Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault

    Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood...


    The Restless

    by Gerty Dambury & Judith G. Miller

    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...


    Sports and Pastimes

    by Jen-Philippe Baril Guérard & Aimee Wall

    Inspired by Erik Satie's work of the same name, Sports and Pastimes is the latest novel by acclaimed Montreal playwright and author Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard.

    Translated by Aimee Wall (whose translation of...


    The Greats

    by Sylvain Prudhomme & Jessica Moore

    Guinea-Bissau, 2012. Mixing fiction and fact, Sylvain Prudhomme revisits the famous '70s music group Super Mama Djombo, as seen through the eyes of Couto, the laconic guitarist. After learning of the death of...


    The Seventh Function of Language

    by Laurent Binet & Sam Taylor

    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...