The Opposing Shore
Author: Julien Gracq
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Aldo, a young aristocrat of Orsenna, becomes aware of the delicate balance that preserves the peace between Orsenna and Farghestan, who have, technically, been at war for three hundred years
Celebrating the Belgian EU pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, this handsome book of photographs records the construction of the building and the innovative ideas that have earned it much interest at the fair. Stepping behind the scenes, the book also tells the story of a strong team of promoters, architects, project coordinators, and managers who took on the challenge of completing the project in less than a year.
Author: Mahasweta Devi, Samik Banerjee
The Foundling Boy
Author: Michel Déon
Publisher: Gallic Books
It is 1919. On a summer's night in Normandy, a new-born baby is left in a basket outside the home of Albert and Jeanne Arnaud. The childless couple take the foundling in, name him Jean, and decide to raise him as their own, though his parentage remains a mystery. Though Jean's life is never dull, he grows up knowing little of what lies beyond his local area. Until the day he sets off on his bicycle to discover the world, and encounters a Europe on the threshold of interesting times...
The Lion Game
Author: James H. Schmitz
Publisher: Ace Books
The future of earth and control of the universe is at stake when a highly intelligent fifteen-year-old becomes involved in a game played by her protean kidnappers
The Cat in the Coffin
Author: Mariko Koike
Publisher: Vertical Incorporated
An award-winning Japanese mystery writer tells the tale of a young female caretaker and her girlfriend who find themselves both vying for the affection of the same man, his daughter, and her beloved cat. Original.
A Dark Stranger
Author: Julien Gracq
Publisher: Pushkin Press
From the moment he arrives at an elegant seaside hotel with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the other guests. Elusive, equivocal, beautiful, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with a strange fierceness that they find intoxicating. Soon he even haunts their dreams. One by one, each guest is fatally drawn to Allan. And, as the hazy August heat fades and summer comes to an end, they gravitate towards self-destruction. Rich, lushly poetic, A Dark Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived on the edge of the abyss.
Hoodoo Voodoo Brouhaha
Author: Matt Groening
Publisher: HarperCollins Entertainment
Matt Groening, the toastmaster of trick or treat, offers up a ghastly good time of Halloween howl-arity based on the especially popular anthology episodes of the TV series. Matt Groening whips up a witches' brouhaha of haunted clown cars, possessed cereal boxes, haunted hospitals, afterlife-binding cocktail napkin IOUs, ring-driven fellowships, neighbourly vampires and costumed comic book guys. Add a revenge-filled bottle of Amontillado, and a rippingly good yarn from merry and bloody olde England, and you have a pleasingly putrid and asphxiatingly amusing tome of tonsil-tickling terror from The Simpsons.
Author: Stephen Biesty, Andrew Solway
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Découvrez la Rome antique comme vous ne l'avez jamais vue ! Grâce aux illustrations extraordinaires de Stephen Biesty, partagez la vie quotidienne d'une famille romaine. Observez l'intérieur et l'architecture des monuments, des résidences et des boutiques. Assistez aux événements les plus spectaculaires du monde antique. Découvrez une somme d'informations et de détails étonnants sur une ville antique. Recherchez les activités amusantes et insolites dans chaque scène.