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Zone

by Mathias Énard, Charlotte Mandell & Brian Evenson

A 517-page single sentence novel about the violence of the twentieth century and an intelligence agent quitting the business.


Viviane: A Novel

by Julia Deck & Linda Coverdale

Les Éditions de Minuit, publisher of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet, rarely publishes a debut novel. Jean Echenoz, current star of this revered French literary house and enthusiastic fan of Julia...


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.


The Man Who Lost Himself: A Symbolist Novel

by André Beaunier & Brian Stableford

THE MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF tells the story of Michel Bedée, a brilliant scientist whose work on the new element that he's discovered--sirium--has alienated him from his mother, his sister, and his wife. He cannot...


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,...


And the Birds Rained Down

by Jocelyne Saucier & Rhonda Mullins

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


Climb to the Sky

by Suzanne Dracius, Jamie Davis & Edwin C. Hill, Jr.

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author's native Martinique and spanning the twentieth...


The Shadow of Memory

by Bernard Comment & Betsy Wing

The debut novel of Bernard Comment, acclaimed author and editor, now available in English for the first time, The Shadow of Memory brings a fairy-tale premise into the modern world, where information—and its...


Therese Desqueyroux

by François Mauriac & Raymond N. MacKenzie

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder.


Someone Else

by Tonino Benacquista & Adriana Hunter

Two men decide to change their lives. An innocent bet becomes a risky proposition.


Upstaged (French Literature Series)

by Jacques Jouet & Leland de la Durantaye

A stranger takes over a role in a play, leaving the rest of the cast to ponder his motives.


Mama's Boy Behind Bars

by David Goudreault & Jc Sutcliffe

Now I've killed another person. I'm a serial killer. Sure, two people is hardly serial, but it's a good start. I'm still young. Who knows where opportunities might lead me? Opportunity makes the thief, or the...


Prague

by Maude Veilleux, Aleshia Jensen & Aimee Wall

Winter blankets Montreal, while a bookseller and her lover dream of Prague. As the narrator’s open marriage becomes the subject of a novel, reality blurs with fiction, and she tries to reconcile the need to...


Thunder and Light

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

Originally published in 2001, Thunder and Light is the second volume in Marie-Claire Blais’s prize-winning Soifs series, hailed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction. Powered by its...


In the End They Told Them All to Get Lost

by Laurence Leduc-Primeau & Natalia Hero

We’re never quite sure what made Chloé take a flight to an unnamed country in South America. This series of short vignettes provides a glimpse of her scattered thoughts as she attempts to adjust to life in...


Dézafi

by Frankétienne, Asselin Charles & Jean Jonassaint

Dézafi is no ordinary zombie novel. In the hands of the great Haitian author known simply as Frankétienne, zombification takes on a symbolic dimension that stands as a potent commentary on a country haunted...


The Body of the Beasts

by Audrée Wilhelmy & Susan Ouriou

Reminiscent of Gaétan Soucy’s The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Audrée Wilhelmy’s The Body of the Beasts is a startling, gorgeously written novel that...


A Twilight Celebration

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

Daniel, a middle-aged novelist and loving father alienated from one of his sons and unsure how to care for his daughter, is on his way to an international conference of writers. The gathering is to be held in...


The Dishwasher

by Stéphane Larue & Pablo Strauss

The Dishwasher is Stephane Larue’s debut novel. Published in French in 2016 by Le Quartanier, it won the 2017 Quebec Booksellers’ Prize, the 2017 Senghor Prize, was shortlisted for the 2017 Governor-General’s...


Revenge of the Translator

by Brice Matthieussent & Emma Ramadan

The work of a novelist and translator collide in this visionary and hilarious debut from acclaimed French writer Brice Matthieussent. Revenge of the Translator follows Trad, who is translating a mysterious author’s...