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The Girl Who Played Go: A Novel

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2004

by Shan Sa

As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing...


The Investigation: A Novel

by Philippe Claudel & John Cullen

A wild, Kafka-esque romp through a dystopian landscape, probing thedarkly comic nature of the human condition.

The Investigator is a man quite like any other. He is balding, of medium build, dresses conservatively—in...


Prehistoric Times

by Eric Chevillard & Alyson Waters

The narrator of Prehistoric Times might easily be taken for an inhabitant of Beckett’s world: a dreamer who in his savage and deductive folly tries to modify reality. The writing, with its burlesque variations,...


The Tyrant

by Jacques Chessex & Martin Sokolinsky

Semi-autobiographical, and Chessex’s bestselling novel to date, The Tyrant describes a tyrannical father’s destruction of a young teacher’s life.


Lafcadio's Adventures: A Novel

by André Gide

Passing with cinematographic speed across the capitals of Europe, Nobel laureate André Gide’s Lafcadio’s Adventures is a brilliantly sly satire and one of the clearest articulations of his greatest theme:...


The Messenger: A Novel

by Yannick Haenel & Ian Monk

Jan Karski, a young Polish diplomat turned cavalry officer, joined the Polish underground movement after escaping from a Soviet detention camp in 1939. He served as a courier for the underground, ferrying messages...


The Counterfeiters: A Novel

by André Gide

A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.


Lovers

by Daniel Arsand & Howard Curtis

Sébastien is fifteen years old and already versed in the medicinal arts when he meets the young nobleman Balthazar de Créon, whose life he saves after the latter is thrown from a horse. De Créon, struck by...


A Novel Bookstore

by Laurence Cossé & Alison Anderson

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


I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere

by Anna Gavalda

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


French Leave

by Anna Gavalda

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


Zulu

by Caryl Férey & Howard Curtis

As a child, Ali Neuman ran away from home to escape the Inkatha, a militant political party at war with the then-underground African National Congress. He and his mother are the only members of his family that...


The Map and the Territory

by Michel Houellebecq & Gavin Bowd

The most celebrated and controversial French novelist of our time now delivers his magnum opus—about art and money, love and friendship and death, fathers and sons.

 

The Map and the Territory is the story...


Underground Time

by Delphine de Vigan

Translated from the French by George Miller, the new novel from the author of No and Me.


Alexander and Alestria

by Shan Sa

re-creating the lives of two of the most intriguing rulers in history, Shan Sa brings us a novel filled with the sound of hooves, the whistle of arrows, blood, passion, and betrayal. The familiar figure of Alexander...


The President

by Georges Simenon & Daphne Woodward

Restored to print for the first time in more than forty years, The President was hailed by the New York Times as a “tour de force”

At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement—self...


Empress

by Shan Sa

Such is the voice of Shan Sa's unforgettable heroine in her latest literary masterpiece, Empress. Empress Wu, one of China's most controversial figures, was its first and only female emperor, who emerged in...


David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair

by Irene Nemirovsky & Sandra Smith

Readers everywhere were introduced to the work of Irène Némirovsky through the publication of her long-lost masterpiece, Suite Française. But Suite Française was only the coda to the brief yet remarkably...


The Train

by Georges Simenon & Robert Baldick

Against all expectations Marcel Féron has made a “normal” life in a bucolic French suburb in the Ardennes. But on May 10, 1940, as Nazi tanks approach, this timid, happy man must abandon his home and confront...