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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.
Mapuche
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.
Towing Jehovah
Author: James Morrow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547545940
Pages: 384
Year: 2014-03-04
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God is dead, and Anthony Van Horne must tow the corpse to the Arctic (to preserve Him from sharks and decomposition). En route Van Horne must also contend with ecological guilt, a militant girlfriend, sabotage both natural and spiritual, and greedy hucksters of oil, condoms, and doubtful ideas. Winner of a 1995 World Fantasy Award.
The Last Paradise
Author: Antonio Garrido
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 1503941884
Pages:
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.
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
Mailman
Author: J. Robert Lennon
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393326071
Pages: 496
Year: 2004-09
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A black comic novel chronicles the odyssey of Albert Lippincott, a neurotic mailman and resident of Nestor, New York, whose efficiency hides his penchant for reading other people's mail, nervous breakdown, disastrous marriage and troubled, sexually ambiguous relationship with his sister. Reprint.
Hey Nostradamus!
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371409
Pages: 256
Year: 2009-04-03
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Four people’s lives are set adrift in the wake of a high school shooting—three can’t escape the loneliness that plagues them, while a fourth races for oblivion, wondering what happened to God. Bristling with Douglas Coupland’s hallmark humor and cultural acuity, Hey Nostradamus! achieves new heights of poignancy and literary accomplishment.
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.
The Lost Fleet: Courageous
Author:
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0441015670
Pages: 299
Year: 2008
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CAMPBELL/LOST FLEET COURAGEOUS
33 Revolutions
Author: Canek Sánchez Guevara
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453557
Pages: 128
Year: 2016-10-11
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The hero of this mordant portrayal of life in contemporary Cuba is a black Cuban whose parents were enthusiastic supporters of the Castro Revolution. His father, however, having fallen foul of the regime, is accused of embezzlement and dies of a stroke. Following her husband's death, his mother flees the country and settles in Madrid. Our hero separates from his wife and now spends much of his time in the company of his Russian neighbor, from whom he discovers the pleasures of reading. The books he reads gradually open his eyes to the incongruity between party slogans and the gray oppressive reality that surrounds him: the office routine; the daily complaints of his colleagues about problems big and small; his own obsessive thoughts which circulate like a broken record. Every day he photographs the spontaneous eruptions of dissent on the streets and witnesses the sad spectacle of young people crowding onto makeshift rafts and leaving the island. Every night he suffers from Kafkaesque nightmares in which he is arrested and tried for unknown crimes. His disappointment and delusion grow until a day comes when he declares his unwillingness to become an informer, and his real troubles begin. 33 Revolutions is a candid and moving story about the disappointments of a generation that believed in the ideals of the Castro Recolution. it is a unique look into the lives of ordinary people in Cuba over the past five decades and a stylish work of fiction about a young man's awakening.
The Lost Fleet: Victorious
Author: Jack Campbell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187026
Pages: 352
Year: 2010-04-27
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The Lost Fleet: Relentless found its way onto the New York Times bestseller list... Now Victorious leads the charge again-and "Black Jack" Geary is in command... As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral-even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space.
The Lost Fleet: Relentless
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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0441017088
Pages: 320
Year: 2009
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After rescuing POWs from a labor camp in the Heradao Star System, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush his fleet, forcing him to jump from one star system to the next in an effort to avoid the enemy.

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