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Julia Deck

December 2-9 2014
United States
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Exploring Culture through Fiction

Even though we are all back to school and work, September is still an opportune time to mull on dreams of travel and keeping our minds open to exploring cultures and society through fiction.
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Stylistic Challenges

Both puzzling and exciting, these reads will have you scratching your head and itching for more: a one-sentence story, a fiction with missing letters and characters, and a plot told almost a hundred times.
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Books for Busy Minds

Keep your mind alert and socially engaged with this non-fiction selection for Labor Day.
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Books, like You’ve Never Seen before

This Friday’s Summer Reads list pushes all sorts of boundaries. Everything from the passions of a butcher, a laconic account of unfinished or missing pieces, and asking your boss for a raise are all explored as topics in these unprecedented works.
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René Manzor's "Les âmes rivales" and "Celui dont le nom n'est plus"

René Manzor's stories begin like an itch or a craving, then become viral and feverish, hooking you into a juggernaut of action, emotion and suspense that does not relent until its cathartic yet shattering conclusion.
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Arthur de Pins

November 2014
US tour
Arthur de Pins is a French illustrator and comic book author, born in 1977. Before turning to illustration for advertising and media productions, Arthur de Pins began his career with cartoons and has made three short films, TV pilots, and character designs.
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Good News for French Translations as Book Expo America (BEA) Opens!

As Book Expo America is about to start, with an opening day devoted entirely to translation, we have some great news for all fans of literature in translation.
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Mood Indigo

The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive.
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Poe, Poetry, and the Marquis de Sade

Novelist and nonfiction author John Galbraith Simmons tells us about his translation of the long neglected uncannily philosophical novel by Marquis de Sade, Aline and Valcour.
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Viviane

Viviane, 42, has a child, and a husband who left her. Yesterday, she killed her analyst. In this engrossing murder mystery and gripping exploration of madness, the narrative tests the shifting boundaries of language and the self. Deck's first novel was nominated for the Prix Femina, the Prix France Inter, and the Prix du Premier Roman.
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The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.
— Eugène Ionesco