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…


Baptiste Touverey

7th century A.D.: as the Roman Empire falls into ruin, Constantinople remains the impregnable and thriving hub of power and ambition. Amidst the decadence and instability, two rebel soldiers, Nicetas…

Walk of the Flamingo

Diane Ducret

“With great ease and elegance, Diane Ducret alternates from gripping writing to pure comedy.”— LIRE Enaid is standing on a street in Gdansk when her telephone rings and her boyfriend dumps her. She ca…


Violaine Huisman

“I’d hesitate to describe my lovers as men. Not out of ambivalence about my sexual orientation (decidedly straight: I like coercive sex, abrasive cheeks, pungent smells, the way they size you up and t…

The Savages

Sabri Louatah

It’s the day of the presidential elections and all of France is in a state of shock: the first Arab candidate, who was projected to win, has just been shot. The sprawling Nerrouche family is devastate…

The Well of Ice

Andrea Carter

December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta ‘Ben’ O’Keeffe is working flat out before the holidays; the one bright spot on her horizon is spending her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Mo…

The Last of the Stanfields

Marc Levy

Eleanor Rigby is a journalist for National Geographic in London. One morning, she receives an anonymous letter informing her that her mother has a criminal past. George Harrison is a carpenter who liv…

P.S. from Paris

Marc Levy

On the big screen, Mia plays a woman in love. But in real life, she’s an actress in need of a break from her real-life philandering husband-the megastar who plays her romantic interest in the movies….