Colours of the Fire (Couleurs de l'incendie), by Pierre Lemaître

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.

Published on 12/07/2019

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14, by Jean Echenoz

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.

Published on 17/05/2019

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HHhH, by Laurent Binet

How can a novel about a historical event avoid embellishing reality? This is the issue raised by Laurent Binet in his book, which tells the story of the murder of a high-ranking Nazi dignitary.

Published on 20/05/2019

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The Cat (Le Chat), by Philippe Geluck

An ambassador for Belgian humour in the international press, Le Chat is also the hero of a series of cartoons bearing his name.

Updated on 01/04/2019

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The Taiwan Brides (Les Mariées de Taïwan), by Clément Baloup

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.

 

Published on 04/04/2019

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Meeting Bay (La Baie de la Rencontre), by Emmelene Landon

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.

 

Published on 10/04/2019

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