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Breathe

by Anne-Sophie Brasme & Roy Mulholland

Breathe is the haunting confession of nineteen-year-old Charlene Boher. From her prison cell, Charlene recounts her lonely adolescence. Growing up shy and unpopular, Charlene never had many friends. That is,...


Someone I Loved

by Anna Gavalda

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Hector and the Search for Happiness: A Novel

by Francois Lelord

Now a major motion picture starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer

The international bestseller with more than two million copies sold

"Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called...


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...


Hunting and Gathering

by Anna Gavalda

Prize-winning author Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary world with an exquisite genius for storytelling. Here, in her epic new novel of intimate lives-and filled with the "humanity and wit" (Marie Claire)...


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,...


Monsieur le Commandant

by Romain Slocombe & Jesse Browner

French Academician and Nazi sympathiser Paul-Jean Husson writes a letter to his local SS officer in the autumn of 1942. Tormented by an illicit passion for Ilse, his German daughter-in-law, Husson has taken...


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.  A memoir and meditation on the themes of separation and silence, The Summer of the Elder Tree was...


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...


Autoportrait

by Edouard Levé & Lorin Stein

A brilliant and sobering self-portrait made up entirely of facts, and a companion to the harrowing book Suicide.In this brilliant and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Levé hides nothing from his readers, setting...


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...


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 De...


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,...


The Lost Sailors

by Jean-Claude Izzo

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


A Sun for the Dying

by Jean-Claude Izzo & Howard Curtis

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


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...


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 word for...


The Douglas Notebooks: A Fable

by Christine Eddie

Roman was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At 18, he leaves his family for a home in the forest, learning to live off the land rather than his family's wealth. Éléna flees a house of blood and mayhem,...


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....


Blue White Red: A Novel

by Alain Mabanckou & Alison Dundy

This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala,...