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Le lecteur de cadavres
Author: Antonio Garrido
Publisher: Grasset
ISBN: 224680244X
Pages: 616
Year: 2014-03-19
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Inspiré d’un personnage réel, Le lecteur de cadavres nous plonge dans la Chine Impériale du XIIIe siècle et nous relate l’extraordinaire histoire de Ci Song, un jeune garçon d’origine modeste sur lequel le destin semble s’acharner. Après la mort de ses parents, l’incendie de sa maison et l’arrestation de son frère, il est contraint de fuir son village avec sa petite sœur malade. Ci se retrouve dans les quartiers populaires de Lin’an, la capitale de l’Empire. où la vie ne vaut pas grand-chose. Il devient un des meilleurs fossoyeurs des « champs de la mort », puis, grâce à son formidable talent pour expliquer les causes d’un décès, il est accepté à la prestigieuse Académie Ming. L’écho de ses exploits parvient aux oreilles de l’Empereur. Celui-ci le convoque pour enquêter sur une série d’assassinats qui menacent la paix impériale. S’il réussit, il entrera au sein du Conseil du Châtiment, s’il échoue : c’est la mort. C’est ainsi que Ci Song, le lecteur de cadavres, devint le premier médecin légiste de tous les temps. Un best-seller captivant et richement documenté où, dans la Chine opulente et exotique de l’époque médiévale, la haine et l’ambition se côtoient, comme l’amour et la mort.
Le dernier paradis
Author: Antonio Garrido
Publisher: Grasset
ISBN: 2246859921
Pages: 544
Year: 2016-05-04
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Jack, comme tant d’autres travailleurs, est une victime de la crise des années 30. Renvoyé parce qu’il est juif de l’usine Ford où il travaillait à Détroit, il retourne habiter chez son père, à New York. L’homme, vieux, colérique, sombre, à l’instar du pays, dans la dépression. Jack, sans travail, sans argent, a bien du mal à s’occuper de ce père devenu alcoolique, et à payer le loyer que le propriétaire, Kowalski, leur réclame chaque semaine de façon toujours plus insistante. Un soir que Kowalski débarque avec deux hommes de main, un coup de feu part. Persuadé qu’il va être accusé de meurtre, Jack n’a d’autre choix que de fuir le pays. Il s’embarque alors avec son ami Andrew, un idéaliste et militant communiste de la première heure, pour l’Union soviétique car cette nation nouvelle, paradis des travailleurs, cherche des ouvriers qualifiés pour développer son industrie automobile. Pourtant, une fois en URSS, les promesses s’évanouissent et les illusions laissent la place au désenchantement. Jack découvre un monde où tout est respect de l’ordre, répression et corruption. Devenu agent double bien malgré lui, il se laisse entraîner par les événements, mais il va bientôt devoir chercher à comprendre qui tire réellement les ficelles de son destin et choisir son camp, en politique comme en amour.
The Last Paradise
Author: Antonio Garrido
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 1503941884
Year: 2017-04-01
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Jack Beilis once lived the American dream: custom suits, new cars, and the best clubs. But by 1931, he has sunk so low he cannot feed himself or his ailing father. Now he barely has time to wipe the blood from his hands before he finds himself on a ship from New York to Moscow, running from a crime he never intended. Desperate for an escape route, Jack wants to believe stories of a worker's paradise in the Soviet Union. Maybe the distance between Ellis Island and Red Square will let him leave poverty--and his pursuers--far behind. Jack accepts an opportunity at the Stalingrad Ford Factory and embarks on a new life. What he finds, though, is a surveillance society, empty store shelves, and a dangerous network of black markets. There seems to be no way out, until Jack meets Dr. Natasha Lobanova. Could this Russian beauty be his deliverance? When Natasha's own dark history surfaces, Jack's fate is threatened. With betrayals and secrets everywhere, Jack struggles to trust anyone or anything...even his own heart.
The Scribe
Author: Antonio Garrido, Simon Bruni
Publisher: Amazoncrossing
ISBN: 1477848835
Pages: 563
Year: 2013-12-17
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As tragedy strikes, Theresa's dream to pursue the art of parchment-making is shattered as she flees her home, living as a fugitive, while trying to unravel the secret within a parchment written by her father and commissioned by Charlemagne.
I'll Be Seeing You
Author: Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 146031316X
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-06-01
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"I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren't we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation…" It's January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor's wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other's unwavering support. A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that on the page, I'll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women.
The Snow Angel
Author: Lulu Taylor
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447230507
Year: 2014-12-04
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A forbidden passion. A lifetime of consequences. Cressida Felbridge is living the high life as a debutante in 1960s London society when she is courted by a friend of her brother's and set to marry. Wishing only the best for his daughter, her father decrees that she must have her portrait painted to mark the occasion. But as soon as she meets the painter Ralph Few, Cressie knows her life will never be the same again. Soon, she is deeply in love with Ralph, but there is one problem: Ralph is still married to Catherine. As Cressie is drawn into a strange, triangular relationship, Catherine's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and Ralph and Cressie escape to Cressie's family home in Cumbria. But Catherine will not give up Ralph that easily . . . In the present day, Emily Conway has everything she could wish for: a huge house in West London, two beautiful children and a successful husband, Will. But as Emily and Will drive to a party, Will reveals that he has been betrayed by his business partner. Steering the car off the road at high speed, their perfect life is abruptly ended. When she wakes from her injuries, Emily is told of a mysterious legacy: a house in Cumbria on the edge of an estate, left to her by a woman she has never met. Could this house provide the chance to start anew, or does it hold secrets that she must uncover before it can be at peace? The Snow Angel is a deliciously dark family saga from Lulu Taylor, the bestselling author of The Winter Folly.
Author: Caryl Férey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451643
Pages: 464
Year: 2013-07-02
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Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, one of those “people of the earth” who roamed the most fertile tracts of the south American pampas for over two thousand years before being dispossessed in 1910 by the Argentinean constitution and transformed overnight into outlaws. Long black hair, big almond-shaped eyes, ravishing features, tall…but with small breasts, breasts that stopped growing after a violent attack by the Argentinean police when she was a girl. Jana is sculptor of a rare and undiscovered talent who prostitutes herself down at the docks to make ends meet. She is connected, as if by a blood bond, to her best friend, Miguel, a.k.a. Paula, a transvestite who also works the docks. When the body of a transvestite is found emasculated at the Port de la Boca, Jana turns for help and protection to private investigator Ruben Calderon. Calderon is a grizzled investigator who served time following the coup d’état of March 24, 1976. Since then he has been working tirelessly for the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, searching for any trace of los desaparecidos and their odious tormentors. Together, Jana and Ruben will plunge into the corrupt beating heart of the Argentinean political system on a hunt for a vicious murderer.
Three Bags Full
Author: Leonie Swann
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385673795
Pages: 352
Year: 2010-10-29
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A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of sheep gathers around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George’s killer. The A-team of investigators includes Othello, the “bad-boy” black ram; Mopple the Whale, a Merino who eats a lot and remembers everything; and Zora, a pensive black-faced ewe with a weakness for abysses. Joined by other members of the richly talented flock, they engage in nightlong discussions about the crime, wild metaphysical speculations, and embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. Along the way, the sheep confront their own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love. Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful new breed of detectives to Canadian readers. From the Hardcover edition.
Winter in Lisbon
Author: Antonio Muñoz Molina
Pages: 213
Year: 1999-08-12
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Shanghai Redemption
Author: Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466871849
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-09-15
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"The system has no place for a cop who puts justice above the interests of the Party. It's a miracle that I survived as long as I did." For years, Chen Cao managed to balance the interests of the Communist Party and the promises made by his job. He was both a Chief Inspector of Special Investigations of the Shanghai Police Department and the deputy party secretary of the bureau. He was considered a potential rising star in the Party until, after one too many controversial cases that embarrassed powerful elements in the Party, Chen Cao found himself neutralized. Under the guise of a major promotion, a new position with a substantial title but no power, he's stripped of his job duties and isolated. But that's still not enough, as it becomes increasingly clear that someone is attempting to set him up, for public disgrace and possibly worse. Chen Cao is technically in charge of the corruption case of a "Red Prince"---a powerful, high Party figure who embodies the ruthless ambition, greed, and corruption that is increasingly evident in the new China. This "Red Prince" has the kind of connections and power to deflect any attempts to bring him to justice. Now with no power, few allies, and with his own reputation on the line, the former Inspector Chen is facing the most dangerous investigation of his career, and his life.
Junkyard Dogs
Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0143119532
Pages: 332
Year: 2011
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An effort to remove a junkyard adjacent to a lucrative Wyoming land development project is thrown into conflict when human remains are discovered at the site, a situation that pits Sheriff Walt Longmire and his companions against increasingly volatile locals.
Medieval Law in Context
Author: Anthony Musson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 071905494X
Pages: 274
Year: 2001-07-06
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Offering an important new perspective on medieval political, legal, and social history in England, Anthony Musson examines how medieval people at all social levels thought about law, justice, politics, and their role in society. He provides a history of judicial developments in the 13th and 14th centuries, while interweaving within each chapter a special focus on different facets of legal culture and experience. This illuminating approach reveals a comprehensive picture of two centuries worth of tremendous social change.
Coal Black Horse
Author: Robert Olmstead
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565126343
Pages: 229
Year: 2008-05-20
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When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she does the unthinkable: she sends her only child to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home. At fourteen, wearing the coat his mother sewed to ensure his safety—blue on one side, gray on the other— Robey thinks he's off on a great adventure. But not far from home, his horse falters and he realizes the enormity of his task. It takes the gift of a powerful and noble coal black horse to show him how to undertake the most important journey of his life: with boldness, bravery, and self-posession. Coal Black Horse joins the pantheon of great war novels—All Quiet on the Western Front, The Red Badge of Courage, The Naked and the Dead.
Rue Ordener, Rue Labat
Author: Sarah Kofman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803277806
Pages: 85
Year: 1996
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The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation
Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything
Author: Daniela Krien
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1623650852
Pages: 240
Year: 2014-09-02
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It is summer 1990, only months after the border dividing Germany has dissolved. Maria, nearly seventeen, moves in with her boyfriend on his family farm. A chance encounter with enigmatic loner Henner, a neighboring farmer, quickly develops into a passionate relationship. But Maria soon finds that Henner can be as brutal as he is tender--his love reveals itself through both animal violence and unexpected sensitivity. Maria builds a fantasy of their future life together, but her expectations differ dramatically from those of Henner himself, until it seems their story can only end in tragedy. Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything is a bold and impressive debut in which love and violence, conflict and longing are inextricably entwined.

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