LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 On March 3rd, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous paths. Four Fergusons will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and passions contrast. Each version of Ferguson's story rushes across the fractured terrain of mid-twentieth century America, in this sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself.
And a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century's greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim's astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart.
A story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father's house guest Oliver during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera. It tells how unrelenting currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire threaten to overwhelm the lovers who at first feign indifference to the charge between them.
A contemporary novel which tells the story of Marco Stanley Fogg - orphan, child of the 1960s - spanning three generations. The narrative moves from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings, from Manhattan to the landscape of the American West.
The explosion at the start of this book ends the life of its hero, Benjamin Sachs, and brings two FBI agents to the home of one of Sachs's oldest friends, the writer Peter Aaron. What follows is Aaron's story, an investigation of another man's life. By the author of "Moon Palace".
The story of Walt, an irrepressible orphan from the Mid-West. Under the tutelage of the mesmerising Master Yehudi, Walt is taken back to the mysterious house on the plains to prepare not only for the ability to fly, but also for the stardom that will accompany it.
Juxtaposes two tales about mothers, trans-sexuality, kitchens, love, tragedy, and the terms they all come to in the minds of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan.
Twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born, and his silent and seductive girlfriend Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life.
Sunset Park explore la question de l'état de son pays : sept ans après l'effondrement des Twin Towers, la crise des subprimes, portant un nouveau coup au rêve américain, oblige les individus à une douloureuse et radicale révision de la manière d'appréhender leur propre histoire à l'heure du crépuscule annoncé des valeurs.
Ageless, sexless, deathless and timeless, Pilgrim has inhabited endless lives and times. On April 15, 1912, he fails to commit suicide, his heart starting again five hours after he is found hanging from a tree. Admitted to a clinic in Zurich, he begins a battle of wills with Carl Jung.
The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live nearby and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable.
Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a Brooklyn stationery shop and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18th, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, within a world of eerie premonitions.
Juliet is enraged at the victory of men over women in family life. Amanda is warding off thoughts of death with obsessive housework. Solly is confronting her own buried femininity in the person of her Italian lodger. This novel talks about the domestic lives, private thoughts and fears of a group of women.
The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul's idyllic tableau is shattered...
In this novel Paul Auster offers a haunting picture of a devastated world - a futuristic world - but one which may be seen to shadow our own. Auster's other work includes "The New York Trilogy" and "Hand to Mouth", and the screenplays "Smoke" and "Blue in the Face".
Chase Insteadman is a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan's social scene. Chase owes his current social status to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids. Into Chase's life enters Perkus Tooth, a wall-eyed free-range pop-critic, whose soaring conspiratorial riffs are fueled by high-grade marijuana and a desperate ache for meaning.
An Oprah Book Club selection Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Gaines explores the deep prejudice of the American South in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Toni Morrison's Beloved . A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.
À quelques semaines de son procès, Erik Schroder prend la plume pour expliquer ses actes à son ex-femme. Lui dire qu'il est un bon père. Qu'il n'a jamais voulu enlever leur fille, Meadow. Que leur petit road-trip n'avait qu'un but : voler quelques heures de bonheur avec son enfant.
Mais voilà, quelque chose est arrivé. Et tout ce qu'Erik a tu pendant trente ans remonte à la surface.
Comment un père aimant a-t-il pu mettre en danger sa propre fille ? Quels secrets cache son passé ? Qui est vraiment Erik Schroder ?
Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Bernard Turle« On ne devrait initier à l'opium que ses pires ennemis. »Dans les bas-fonds de Bombay, Dom, fraîchement débarqué de New York, découvre les « paradis artificiels » et se lie avec d'autres habitués : Fossette, l'eunuque prostitué(e), Rashid, le dealer, ou encore M. Lee, qui a fui la Chine maoïste pour mieux se perdre dans une rêverie opiacée. Chacun se raconte, témoin halluciné d'une ville en plein chaos.Seul maître d'un monde promis à la destruction : le dieu Opium, qui les unit dans l'indolence des années 70, avant de les séparer - et très peu, parmi eux, seront sauvés.Narcopolis est le Last Exit to Brooklyn de l'Inde moderne. Ce roman remarquable, finaliste du Man Booker Prize en 2012, a connu un grand succès critique. Dans la lignée de William Burroughs et Thomas de Quincey, Jeet Thayil nous offre un incroyable récit inspiré de sa propre vie.