Fiction

Victor

Michèle Fitoussi

Victor is a charming octogenarian and on the face of it the ideal candidate for the focus of a highly original media campaign: he will be the first ever elderly man to be “adopted” by a family – a goo…


Lucky Girl

Michael Wallner

Northern Germany, 1948Inga is a young civilian employee at the British Army Base near her home town in the flat plains of Northern Germany. When she encounters Alec Hayden, a pale and introverted woun…


The Oracle of the Moon

Frédéric Lenoir

The Monastery of Saint Giovanni in Venere, Italy, 1545. When terrified villagers deliver a practically lifeless body to Dom Salvatore, claiming that the man has been the victim of witchcraft, the monk…


Mary

Marek Halter

Miriam of Nazareth, or Mary as she is better known, was born into a Palestine in revolt. The territories that made up Palestine — Judea, Galilee and Samaria — were in uproar, battling not only again…


The Black Book

Paul Verhoeven & Laurens Abbink Spaink

Set in the Hague in the last days of World War II, The Black Book follows Rachel – a beautiful, young Jewish girl – who is forced out of hiding by a way-laid Ally bomb. She finds herself caught at the…


A Room in the House of War

Christoph Peters

Egypt, 1992: a group of ten Islamic fundamentalists are preparing an attack on the temples in Luxor. Among the terrorists is Sawatzky, a young German man, recently converted to Islam. He has left his…


The Beach Walker

Henning Boëtius

Despite moving to Italy to a secluded white-washed town by the sea, Henning Boysen can not shake a debilitating case of writer’s block. He spends his days wandering around, a tolerated foreigner in th…


A Bridge of Birds

Antoine Audouard

Paris, January 2003. One morning a man is delivered to André Garnier’s doorstep. A crumpled, frail figure, this virtual stranger is André’s father, Pierre Garnier. Suffering from the final stages of A…


London, Mon Amour

Marc Levy

When Mathias moves from Paris to South Kensington to join his best friend, Antoine, they decide to establish a new household for their kids by moving in together. They set themselves two ground rules:…


No Man’s Land

Duong Thu Huong

Central Vietnam. 1975. A young peasant woman, happily married to a successful farmer, returns to her house in the countryside to find a throng of villagers assembled around her gate. She learns that h…