Moonbath

Written by Yanick Lahens | Translated by Emily Gogolak

French Voices Award in 2015!

The award-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, told through four generations of voices, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, voodoo and the new gods, romance and violence, the lives of the women who struggled to hold the family together in an ever-shifting landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.

READ MORE

Vernon Subutex

Written by Virginie Despentes | Translated by Frank Wynne
The cult French social satire that has taken Europe by storm, and cast a penetrating light on the dark underbelly of modern urban life.
 

WHO IS VERNON SUBUTEX? An urban legend. A fall from grace. The mirror who reflects us all. Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Bastille. His legend spread throughout Paris. But by the 2000s his shop is struggling.

READ MORE

Islam An American Religion

Written by Nadia Marzouki | Translated by C. Jon Delogu

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith.

READ MORE

Eternal Friendship

Written by Anouck Durand | Translated by Elizabeth Zuba

Winner of the French Voices Award for excellence in publishing and translation!

This exquisitely composed photo-novel by French artist-writer Anouck Durand—collaged from photographic archives, personal letters and propaganda magazines—tells a true story that begins in Albania during World War II, stops in China during the Cold War, and ends in Israel as Communism crumbles.

READ MORE

Plume

Written by Isabelle Simler

In this lovely book, young readers are introduced to a variety of beautiful birds, from the familiar chicken to the exotic ibis. But lurking in the background of every page is a cat, who also seems very interested in the birds.
With its funny illustrations and engaging concepts, this clever counting book will invite readers to linger over every page.

Ages 3 to 7

READ MORE

The Seventh Function of Language

Written by Laurent Binet |Translated by Sam Taylor
Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies—struck by a laundry van—after lunch with the presidential candidate François Mitterand. The world of letters mourns a tragic accident. But what if it wasn’t an accident at all? What if Barthes was . . . murdered? READ MORE

Balck moses: a novel

Written by Alain Mabanckou | Translated by Helen Stevenson

It’s not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There’s that long name of his for a start, which means, “Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors.” Most people just call him Moses. Then there’s the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, and where he’s terrorized by two fellow orphans—the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala.

READ MORE

Island of Point Nemo

Written by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès |Translated by Hannah Chute

A stolen diamond and three right feet, wearing shoes of a non-existent brand, that wash ashore in Scotland set into motion the first plot of Island of Point Nemo, a rollicking Jules Verne-like adventure narrative that crosses continents and oceans, involves multilingual codes, a world-famous villain, and three eccentrically loopy detectives.

READ MORE

Poppies of Iraq

Written by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim |Translated by Helge Dasher

Poppies of Iraq is Brigitte Findakly’s nuanced tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, the acclaimed cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. In spare and elegant detail, they share memories of her middle class childhood touching on cultural practices, the education system, Saddam Hussein’s state control, and her family’s history as Orthodox Christians in the arab world.

READ MORE

Suite Francaise: Storm in June

Written by Emmanuel Moynot | Translated by David Homel

Suite Francaise, an extraordinary novel about village life in France just as it was plunged into chaos with the German invasion of 1940, was a publishing sensation ten years ago; Irene Nemirovsky completed the two-volume book, part of a planned larger series, in the early 1940s before she was arrested in France and eventually sent to Auschwitz, where she died.

READ MORE

Sartre

Written by Mathilde Ramadier | Illustrated by Anais Depommier

About Sartre

For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir... From his first readings in the Luxenbourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time.

About Anaïs Depommier

READ MORE

The Rigor of Things

Written by Jean-Luc Marion | Translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner

In a series of conversations, Jean-Luc Marion reconstructs a career’s path in the history of philosophy, theology, and phenomenology. Discussing such concepts as the event, the gift, and the saturated phenomenon, Marion elaborates the rigor displayed by the things themselves. He discusses the major stages of his work and offers his views on the forces that have driven his thought.

READ MORE

Pages