The Squadron’s Umbrella

Written by Alphonse Allais; Doug Skinner (Translator and Illustrator)
"The Squadron’s Umbrella" gathers for the first time in English 39 wickedly funny texts by one of the hippest cat to have ever hung his hat at Le Chat Noir in Paris — the humorist Alphonse Allais — who experimented with holorhymes and invented conceptual art. READ MORE

A Roll of the Dice

Written by Stéphane Mallarmé; Jeff Clark and Robert Bononno (Translators)
"A Roll of the Dice" is one of symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s best-known and most visually complex works. Wave Books presents an edition with refined type and photographs that both honor the original and make it an object of delight. READ MORE

Pablo

Written by Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie; Edward Gauvin (Translator)
"Pablo" follows Picasso’s artistic career from his impoverished origins to the advent of modern art. An entertaining and beautifully drawn account, this award-winning graphic biography explores the themes and obsessions that drove Picasso to express himself. READ MORE

Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

Written by Quentin Meillassoux; Alyosha Edlebi (Translator)
In this new title, Quentin Meillassoux addresses the problem of chaos and of the constancy of natural laws in the context of literature. He elucidates the distinction between science fiction, and fiction outside-science, where science becomes impossible. A significant milestone that will appeal to readers of both philosophy and literature. READ MORE

Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

Written by Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise (Translator)
French mathematician Cédric Villani describes the years leading up to his winning of the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics. "Birth of a Theorem" invites readers inside the mind of a great mathematician and introduces them to the fascinating process of discovery. READ MORE

Sphinx

Written by Anne Garréta; Emma Ramadan (Translator)
"Sphinx" is the debut novel of the inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo. This influential and experimental French literary group aims to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints. READ MORE

The Queen’s Caprice

Written by Jean Echenoz; Linda Coverdale (Translator)
"The Queen’s Caprice" — seven new stories presented in English for the first time — reveals Prix Goncourt winner Jean Echenoz at the height of his talents. The author takes us on a journey across radically different places and landscapes. READ MORE

We're Not Here to Disappear

Written by Olivia Rosenthal; Béatrice Mousli (Translator)
Award-winning novelist Olivia Rosenthal's new title begins with the portrait of a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and goes on to explore the loss of memory, language, and reason. How do we deal with the effect of memory loss on our identities? What remains? This optimistic book confirms Rosenthal's talent and verbal inventiveness. READ MORE

A People's History of the French Revolution

Written by Eric Hazan; David Fernbach (Translator)
Looking at history from the bottom up, Eric Hazan's new book chronicles the 1789 upheaval through a vivid retelling of events, bringing them to life with a multitude of voices. A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes. READ MORE

Farewell Floppy

Written by Benjamin Chaud; Taylor Norman (Translator)
It was the perfect plan: abandon pet rabbit Floppy in the woods and take a giant leap toward adulthood. Having a bunny that moonlights as a best friend is for babies, right? From Benjamin Chaud, the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of the New York Times Notable Book "The Bear's Song", comes this unforgettable, thought-provoking picture book about the power of unlikely friendships. READ MORE

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Written by Franck Prévot; Aurélia Fronty (Illustrator); Dominique Clément (Translator)
The story of Nobel Peace Prize winning environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai is beautifully told by the words of Franck Prévot and the illustrations of Aurélia Fronty, from Maathai's childhood to the political fight of the movement she initiated — the Green Belt Movement. A standout tribute to Maathai’s perseverance and hard-won successes. READ MORE

Guys Like Me

Written by Dominique Fabre; Howard Curtis (Translator)
Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the city, exposes the shadowy, anonymous lives of many who inhabit the French capital in a quiet, subdued tale. Set in palpably real Paris streets that feel miles away from the City of Light, "Guys Like Me" is a stirring novel of regret and absence, yet not without a glimmer of hope. READ MORE

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