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Charlotte

The gorgeous, haunting, and ultimately redemptive bestselling French novel, recounting the tragic life of artistic visionary Charlotte Salomon, who died in Nazi gas chambers at the age of 26.
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Existential Monday: Philosophical Essays

Existential Monday, the first selection of Benjamin Fondane's philosophical work to appear in English, includes four of his most thought-provoking and important texts, “Existential Monday and the Sunday of History,” “Preface for the Present Moment,” “Man Before History,” and “Boredom.” Here Fondane, until now little-known except to specialists, emerges as one of the enduring French philosophers of the twentieth century.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.
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A History of the Grandparents I Never Had

A History of the Grandparents I Never Had cannot bring Matès and Idesa--overcome by the tragedies of the twentieth century: Stalinism, the mounting dangers in Europe during the 1930s, the Second World War, and the destruction of European Jews--back to life, but Ivan Jablonka succeeds in bringing his grandparents, as he soberly puts it, to light. The result is a gripping story, a profound reflection, and an absolutely extraordinary history.
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Constellation

This best-selling debut novel from one of France’s most exciting young writers is based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France’s Lockheed Constellation and its famous passengers.
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Infidels

Set in Salé, Morocco—the hometown Abdellah Taïa fled, but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and films—Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a
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Ladivine

From the hugely acclaimed author of Three Strong Women—“a masterpiece of narrative ingenuity and emotional extremes” (The New York Times)—here is a harrowing and subtly crafted novel of a woman captive to a secret shame.
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Translated Titles 2015

Thanks to the invaluable help of 1100 of our contacts in publishing, we have built a near-complete list of 2015’s titles in translation from the French, of which, as far as we're aware, there is no equivalent. The fact that this list is not exhaustive serves to show the sheer volume of titles published.
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Lacombe Lucien: The Screenplay

Patrick Modiano and Louis Malle’s screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film tells a powerful story set in World War II France of a sevente
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Villa Triste

This novel by Nobel Prize–winning author Patrick Modiano is one of the most seductive and accessible in his oeuvre: the story of a man’s memories of fleeing responsibility, finding love, and searching for meaning in an uncertain world.
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France, Story of a Childhood

This moving tale of imprisonment and escape, persecution and loss, is narrated by the daughter of an alleged Harki, an Algerian soldier who fought for the French during the Algerian War for Independence. It was the fate of such men to be twice exiled, first in their homeland after the war, and later in France, where fleeing Harki families sought refuge but instead faced contempt, discrimination, and exclusion.
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Sweating Blood

First published in French in 1893, “Sweating Blood” describes the atrocities of war in thirty tales of horror and inhumanity from the pen of the “Pilgrim of the Absolute”, Léon Bloy. Writing with blood, sweat, tears, and moral outrage, Bloy drew from anecdotes, news reports, and his own experiences as a franc-tireur to compose a fragmented depiction of the 1870 Franco-Prussian war, told with equal measures of hatred and pathos, and alternating between cutting detail and muted anguish.