The End of Eddy

Written by Edouard Louis | Translated by Michael Lucey
“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. READ MORE

Checkpoint

Written by Jean-Christophe Rufin | Translated by Alison Anderson
Suspense and tense interpersonal dynamics characterize this taut bestselling novel set in the world of international humanitarian aid by Jean-Christophe Rufin, a co-founder of Doctors Without Borders. READ MORE

Not One Day

Written by Anne Garréta | Translated by Emma Ramadan
An intimate, sensuous exploration of memory and desire, delving into loves and lusts past, by award-winning Oulipo member Anne Garréta. READ MORE

Hadriana in All My Dreams

Written by René Depestre | Translated by Kaiama L. Glover
Legendary Haitian author Depestre combines magic, fantasy, eroticism, and delirious humor to explore universal questions of race and sexuality. READ MORE

Locus Solus

Written by Raymond Roussel | Translated by Rupert Copeland Cunningham

The wealthy scientist Martial Canterel guides a group of visitors through his expansive estate, Locus Solus, where he displays his various deranged inventions, each more spectacular than the last. First, he introduces a machine propelled by the weather, which constructs a mosaic out of varying hues of human teeth, then shows a hairless cat charged with a powerful electric battery, and next a bizarre theater in which corpses are reanimated with a special serum to enact the most important movements of their past lives.

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Believing in Order to See

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

Jean-Luc Marion is one of the most important philosophers for the contemporary study of religion.

Believing in Order to See On the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers explores the questions of Catholic identity and the interplay of faith and reason in a clear manner, making it easily accessible to those without philosophical training.

It might also be of value to anyone interested Catholic education's contribution to intellectual life.

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The True Life

Written by Alain Badiou | Translated by Susan Spitzer

The True Life: A Plea for Corrupting the Young 

'I m 79 years old. Why the devil then should I be spending time talking about youth?'

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Are You A Monkey?

Written by Marine Rivoal | Translated by Maria Tunney

A game of animal charades that will leave readers guessing and giggling

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Moving the Palace

Written by Charif Majdalani | Translated by Edward Gauvin

At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot who has dismantled a sumptuous palace in Tripoli and is transporting it across the continent on a camel caravan.

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Hell’s Gate

Written by Laurent Gaudé | Translated by Emily Boyce

What if death was not the end? A thrilling story of love, loss, revenge and redemption in Naples and beyond.

When his son is killed by gangsters’ crossfire on his way to school, Neapolitan taxi driver Matteo is consumed by despair.

But just when he feels life has lost all meaning, he encounters a man who claims the living can find ways into the afterlife. And legend says that there’s an entrance to the underworld beneath Naples.

What if Matteo had a chance of bringing Pippo back from the dead? 

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Elle

Written by Philippe Djian | Translated by Michael Katims

Elle is a psychological thriller that recounts thirty days in the life of its heroine Michèle—powerfully portrayed by Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven’s award-winning film—where memory, sex, and death collide at every page. 

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The Japanese and the War

Written by Michael Lucken | Translated by Karen Grimwade

Memories of World War II exert a powerful influence over Japan's culture and society. In The Japanese and the War Expectation, Perception, and the Shaping of Memory, Michael Lucken details how World War II manifested in the literature, art, film, funerary practices, and education reform of the time.

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