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Waiting for Tomorrow

by Nathacha Appanah

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 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 Portrait

by Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken & Emily Boyce

A collector unearths the find of a lifetime: an eighteenth-century portrait of a man uncannily like him. While wandering through a Paris auction house, avid collector Pierre-François Chaumont is stunned to...


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...


Not One Day

by Anne Garreta & Emma Ramadan

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...


Max

by Sarah Cohen-Scali & Penny Hueston

Nazi Germany 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is...


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...


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...


One Hundred Twenty-One Days

by Michèle Audin & Christiana Hills

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


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...


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 Age of Reinvention: A Novel

by Karine Tuil

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...


The Lily and the Lion

The Accursed Kings #6

by Maurice Druon

‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne...


The Circle

Commandant Martin Servaz #2

by Bernard Minier

They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface.

Inside the house, his teacher lies dead.

But he claims to remember nothing...

June 2010. In the middle of a World Cup match, Martin Servaz...


Submission

by Michel Houellebecq & Lorin Stein

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 Path of Anger

by Antoine Rouaud

There will be blood. There will be death. This is the path of anger...

Year 10 of the new Republic, in the remote port city of Masalia. Dun-Cadal, once the greatest general of the Empire, has been drinking his...


A Woman Loved

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan

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...


Brief Loves That Live Forever

by Andreï Makine & Geoffrey Strachan

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...


Reader for Hire

by Raymond Jean & Adriana Hunter

A beautiful homage to the art of reading - light and funny. A celebration of the union of sensuality and language.

Marie-Constance loves reading and possesses an attractive voice. So, one day she decides to put...