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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...


Interior

by Thomas Clerc & Jeffrey Zuckerman

"Haunting, a book of ghosts and a book of this moment." —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A comic experiment in sociology and self-absorption, the award-winning author Thomas Clerc’s autobiographical Interior...


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

    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...


    Gallic Noir

    by Pascal Garnier, Melanie Florence, Emily Boyce & Svein Clouston

    • Three books in one! • Omnibus editions provide opportunity for new readers to discover Garnier – an author much praised for his conciseness, but the slightness of the individual books may have been offputting...


    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...


    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...


    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...


    Readopolis

    by Bertrand Laverdure & Oana Avasilichioaei

    From award-winning writer Bertrand Laverdure comes Readopolis, a novel translated by Oana Avasilichioaei.

    It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal....


    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...