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The Stone Boy

by Sophie Loubiere

The bestselling French phenomenon, winner of the Prix Lion Noir, now available in English for the first time...

When Madame Préau returns to her own house outside Paris after several years spent in a convalescent...


The Ravishing of Lol Stein

by Marguerite Duras

The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with her husband...


Our Lady of the Nile: A Novel

by Scholastique Mukasonga & Melanie Mauthner

For her most recent work and first novel - Notre-Dame du Nil, originally published in March 2012 with Gallimard in French - Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called "Notre-Dame du Nil." The...


Scissors: A Novel

by Stéphane Michaka

Based on the life of the great short-story writer Raymond Carver, particularly his last ten years, Scissors is a funny, compassionate, and convincing portrayal of the creative life: its compulsions, rewards,...


Summer of the Elder Tree

by Marie Chaix & Harry Matthews

A memoir and meditation investigating the reasons behind the author’s fourteen-year withdrawal from writing.  


Three Women in a Mirror

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Anna, Hanna, and Anny. Three young women, free spirits all, each one at odds with the age in which they live. Despite the centuries that divide them, their stories intersect—a surprising narrative technique...


Summertime All The Cats Are Bored

by Philippe Georget

It’s the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore. The town is full of tourists and the at the Perpignan police headquarters, Sebag and Molino, two tired cops who are being slowly devoured...


Mapuche

by Caryl Férey

Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, one of those “people of the earth” who roamed the most fertile tracts of the south American pampas for over two thousand years before being dispossessed in 1910 by...


The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

Commissaire Adamsberg #7

by Fred Vargas & Sian Reynolds

A # 1 French and Italian bestseller from the three-time winner of the CWA’s International Dagger Award

More than ten million copies of Fred Vargas’s Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries have been sold worldwide....


Malavita: A Novel

by Tonino Benacquista

Imagine The Sopranos transplanted to the French countryside….

 

This thrillingly comic, internationally bestselling Mafia farce is the inspiration for the major motion picture The Family starring Robert...


Electrico W

by Herve Le Tellier

By the celebrated Oulipo writer, this brilliant and witty novel set in Lisbon explores love, relationships, and the strange balance between literature and life.

 

Journalist, writer, and translator Vincent Balmer...


Nausea

by Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Howard & James Wood

Sartre's greatest novel — and existentialism's key text — now introduced by James Wood.

Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic,...


Astragal

by Albertine Sarrazin, Patsy Southgate & Patti Smith

As alive as a Godard movie, this lost classic of ’60s French literature is back

As if the reader were riding shotgun, this intensely vivid novel captures a life on the lam. “L’astragale” is the French...


The Lost Sailors

by Jean-Claude Izzo

From one of France’s best-known authors comes this evocative meditation on the human comedy. A freighter is impounded in the port of Marseilles when its owners declare bankruptcy. On board, the men are divided:...


A Sun for the Dying

by Jean-Claude Izzo & Howard Curtis

A year before his untimely death, Jean-Claude Izzo penned his masterpiece: this dramatic story of a man’s search for human intimacy.   Rico has been banished to society’s margins; he has neither a roof...


Bitter Almonds

by Laurence Cossé

Edith can hardly believe it when she learns that Fadila, her sixty-year-old housemaid, is completely illiterate. How can a person living in Paris in the third millennium possibly survive without knowing how...


The Strangled Queen

The Accursed Kings #2

by Maurice Druon

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

The King is dead. Long live the King.

With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the...


The Iron King

The Accursed Kings #1

by Maurice Druon

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

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.

France became a great nation...


And the Birds Rained Down

by Jocelyne Saucier & Rhonda Mullins

An award-winning and haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.


Where Tigers Are at Home

by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès & Mike Mitchell

Winner of the Prix Médicis, this multifaceted literary novel follows the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher across 17th century Europe and Eleazard von Wogau, a retired French correspondent, through modern Brazil....