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How to Behave in a Crowd: A Novel

by Camille Bordas

A witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent.

Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in...


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...


Autopsy of a Father

by Pascale Kramer & Robert Bononno

“[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 End of Eddy

by Edouard Louis & Michael Lucey

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...


The Kingdom

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert

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...


Like Death

by Guy de Maupassant & Richard Howard

A devastating novel about the treachery of love by Maupassant, now in a new translation by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator Richard Howard

Olivier Bertin is at the height of...


La Femme de Gilles

by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Faith Evans & Elisa Albert

"A haunting, slim novel which has the mesmeric inevitability of a classical tragedy." --Independent on Sunday

La Femme de Gilles tells the story of a fatal love triangle—written on the eve of World War II.

Set...


The Slow Waltz of Turtles: A Novel

by Katherine Pancol & William Rodarmor

In this mega-bestseller from France and the follow-up to The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles, a woman contends with divorce, family trouble, and even murder in her journey to discover who she really is.

Fortysomething...


Trysting

by Emmanuelle Pagano, Jennifer Higgins & Sophie Lewis

“It’s as though you had to know the password for our relationship . . .”

What is love? Why do some people make our hearts flutter, while others leave us cold? A seductive blend of Maggie Nelson and Marguerite...


Her Father's Daughter

by Marie

A taut and subtle family drama from France.

A little girl lives happily with her mother in war-torn Paris. She has never met her father, a prisoner of war in Germany. But then he returns and her mother switches...


Villa Triste

by Patrick Modiano & John Cullen

This novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Patrick Modiano is one of the most seductive and accessible in his oeuvre: the story of a man’s memories of fleeing responsibility, finding love, and searching for...


Constellation

by Adrien Bosc

This best-selling debut novel from one of France’s most exciting young writers is based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France’s Lockheed Constellation and its famous passengers

 

On...


The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History

by Jean d'Ormesson, Barbara Bray & Daniel Mendelsohn

The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways...


Hill

by Jean Giono & Paul Eprile

An NYRB Classics Original

Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the...


Paris Is Always a Good Idea

by Nicolas Barreau

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...


Young Once

by Patrick Modiano & Damion Searls

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

 

Young Once is a crucial book in the career of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. It was his breakthrough novel, in which he stripped away the...


In the Café of Lost Youth

by Patrick Modiano & Chris Clarke

NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In the Café of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world...


The Heart

by Maylis de Kerangal & Sam Taylor

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...


The Life of Elves

by Muriel Barbery & Alison Anderson

An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Life of Elves sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith. 

Muriel...


The Blue Line: A Novel

by Ingrid Betancourt

From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate

Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism,...