Tokyo Fiancée

Written by Amélie Nothomb | Translated by Alison Anderson | 2009
Amélie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of her one and only student—the shy, wealthy, and oh-so-Japanese Rinri—the lovers-to-be find themselves swept along by an affair that is as unusual as it is tender. READ MORE

Acting Out

Written by Bernard Stiegler | October 1, 2008
Acting Out is the first appearance in English of two short books published by Bernard Stiegler in 2003. In How I Became a Philosopher, he outlines his transformation during a five-year period of incarceration for armed robbery. READ MORE

Hotel Crystal

Written by Olivier Rolin | Translated by Jane Kuntz | 2008
At some Parisian lost-and-found, a mysterious manuscript scribbled onto stray bits of hotel stationary and postcards and stuffed into an abandoned briefcase comes into the hands of an “editor,” who claims to faithfully transcribe and assemble the random texts. READ MORE

Allah is Not Obliged

Written by Ahmadou Kourouma | Translated by Frank Wynne
"Allah is not obliged to be fair about all the things he does here on Earth." These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa's most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. READ MORE

Volkswagen Blues

Written by Jacques Poulin | Translated by Shiela Fischman | 2002
In this classic road novel, Jacques Poulin tells the story of a man in search of his brother. The geographical journey — through Detroit, into Chicago, on to St. Louis, along the Oregon Trail and into California — becomes a metaphor for the exploration of the history of the French in North America. READ MORE

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