With Colours of the Fire, Pierre Lemaître offers a follow-up to The Great Swindle (“Au revoir là-haut”), 2013 Prix Goncourt winner, continuing his examination of the twentieth century in a police thriller which sketches a complex portrait of a woman.
An agile and elliptical investigation, immersed in the shadows of memory, So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighbourhood embodies Modiano’s style in all its splendour, the very year in which the writer was honoured with the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Beginning from the notes of a former soldier, Jean Echenoz recounts the First World War through the tale of one of its ordinary characters. His fluent prose and succinct descriptions make it an instant classic of its genre.
My Biggest Fear in Life describes the adventures of four friends, which eventually lead them to the discovery of a grenade from the Second World War in an abandoned manor house. A novel full of suspense!
In this 3rd volume of his Memories of Viet Kieu (“Mémoires de Viet Kieu”), the socially-engaged cartoonist continues his investigation into Vietnamese expatriates, this time by following the journey of women using marriage to create a better life for themselves in Taiwan.
Meeting Bay transports the reader to Australia, through the characters of George, a contemporary painter, and Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, an illustrator who undertook this journey two centuries before him.