Fiction

Savages 2: The Spectre

Sabri Louatah

In an already tense crowd on election night, France’s first Arab presidential candidate Chaouch is shot at close range by the young and naïve Krim Nerrouche. As shock pulses through the nation, Paris…


Immigrant, Montana

Amitava Kumar

Immigrant, Montana is the story of a young new immigrant to the United States in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, between sexes, and between the particular desires of one man an…


You Become an Adult the Day You Forgive Your Parents

Gérard Salem

In this highly original, captivating epistolary novel, Gérard Salem explores with humor and empathy the story of a family whose lives feel oddly familiar. Seven years ago, Boris broke all contact with…


The Geisha and the Banjo Player

Jérôme Hallier

The year is 1900. In Kyoto, a young geisha named O-miya longs to discover what lies beyond the confines of her strict world. She stands out not only for her beauty and poise, but for the delicate way…


A Woman Like Her

Marc Levy

During a business trip to New York, Sanji is talked into helping out his elderly uncle. He agrees to become an elevator operator in one of the city’s last mechanical elevators. The goal: to help his u…


Ferocious

Danielle Thiéry

In the outskirts of Paris, human remains have just been uncovered at the Vincennes Zoo, where the lions are kept. All of the bones belong to children, but there are no skulls to be found. The grisly d…


Happiness

Aminatta Forna

London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide – Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist. From…


The Optickal Illusion

Rachel Halliburton

The Optickal Illusion is set in the dissolute, seditious world of late eighteenth-century London. New ideas are everywhere. America is newly independent. An invasion of England by revolutionary France…


Relight My Fire

Joanna Bolouri

Phoebe and Oliver are stuck in a rut. With a five year old daughter and demanding jobs, it’s not hard to see why the spark has gone. Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where…


The Melody

Jim Crace

The Melody tells the story of Alfred Busi, a musician who, towards the end of his life, is a widower living in the old family house on the edge of the town by the sea. The Melody is a story about grie…