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Sep 12, 2014 - knock back shots of whisky, to ease the pain. To forget the death of her son,. Swan, brutally murdered eleven years before. Henry Witkin, the ...
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FRANKFURT 2014

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Le réveil du cœur – François d’Epenoux

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Une femme blessée – Marina Carrère d’Encausse

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D’entre les pierres – David Lelait-Helo

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Les combats du cœur – Alain Stoeffler

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La voyageuse des îles – Marie-Odile Ascher

THRILLERS 11

Le baptême des ténèbres – Ghislain Gilberti

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Debout-Payé – Gauz

C 12 Reflex – Maud Mayeras O N T ÉDITIONS LE NOUVEL ATTILA E (in coedition with Éditions Anne Carrière) N T NOVELS S 13 Aujourd’hui l’abîme – Jérôme Baccelli

NON FICTION NARRATIVE 18

Mon petit gène, ma seconde chance – Laëtitia Mendès

PSYCHOLOGY 19

La petite voiture rouge au fond de mon tiroir – Pr Philippe Duverger

ESSAY 20

En tout espoir de cause – Philippe Dessertine

ÉDITIONS PLEIN JOUR (in coedition with Éditions Anne Carrière) NARRATIVE 2

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Changer de vie – Géraldine Barbe

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FOREIGN LITERATURE NOVELS 24

USA & U. K Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) Hope and other dangerous pursuits – Laila Lalami (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The Blackest Bird – Joel Rose (UK – Canongate Books) The Bouddha and the Terrorist – Satish Kumar (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The end of Mr Y – Scarlett Thomas (UK – Canongate Books) A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The End of the World as We Know It – Robert Goolrick (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) Heading out to wonderful – Robert Goolrick (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The Fall of Princes – Robert Goolrick (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill The Eye of the Red Tsar – Sam Eastland (UK – Faber & Faber) The Red Coffin – Sam Eastland (UK – Faber & Faber) Siberian Red – Sam Eastland (UK – Faber & Faber) The Red Moth – Sam Eastland (UK – Faber & Faber) The Beast in the Red Forest – Sam Eastland (UK – Faber & Faber) The girl who fail from the sky – Heidi W. Durrow (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) Till we have faces – C.S. Lewis (C.S. Lewis Company Ltd.) Vida – Patricia Engel (USA – Grove Atlantic) Hikikomori and the Rental Sister – Jeff Backhaus (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) Moth Diaries – Rachel Klein (U.S.A – Bantam) If You Could Be Mine – Sara Farizan (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The Family Hightower – Brian Francis Slattery (USA – Seven Story Press Inc.)

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LA BELLE COLÈRE Somebody Up There Hates You – Hollis Seamon (USA – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The Potential Hazards of Hester Day – Mercedes Helnwein (USA – Simon & Schuster) Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson – (USA – Macmillan) Grow up – Ben Brooks (UK - Canongate)

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SPAIN & LATINA AMERICA L’homme à l’accordéon – Marcio Veloz Maggiolo (Dominican Republic – Siruela) L’incendie du paradis – Antonio Alamo (Spain – Random House Mondadori) Sept histoires impossibles – Javier Argüello short stories (Argentina – Editorial Lumen)

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ITALY C’est géant ! – Cristiano Cavina (Marcos y Marcos) Conclave – Roberto Pazzi (Edizioni Frassinelli) L’ombre du père – Roberto Pazzi (Edizioni Frassinelli) Soleil brûlé – Elvira Dones (Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

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GERMANY Le goût des pépins de pomme – Katharina Hagena (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) L’envol du Héron – Katharina Hagena (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) Un fabuleux menteur – Susann Pasztor (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) Jusqu’ici et pas au-delà – Joachim Meyerhoff (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) Der Gang von die Hunde – Erich Kästner (Atrium Verlag)

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ICELAND Ultimes rituels – Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Bjartur Verold) Bien mal acquis – Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Bjartur Verold) Je sais qui tu es – Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Bjartur Verold)

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F I C T I O N

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François d’Epenoux LE RÉVEIL DU COEUR (HEARTS AWAKENED)

“PRIX 2014 MAISON DE LA PRESSE”

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T H E AU TH O R François d’Epenoux has written several novels. Deux jours à tuer (Anne Carrière, 2001) and Les Papas du dimanche were adapted for film by Jean Becker and Louis Becker. T H E BO O K When the Old Man accepts to look after his grandson, Malo, during the whole month of August, he doesn’t even try to put a good face on it. It has to be said that between the solitary misanthropist and the six-year-old child, there’s not only a gap of seven decades, there’s an abyss, centuries, a whole universe. Yet… with the magic of a timeless setting, shared atavism, a mirroring of hearts, the pair somehow bring each other to heel, each one recognising something of himself in the other in a mutual warmth and strength of character that sweeps away the years. Their encounter is a unique one. On the one side, the old man gets caught up in the game, opening the eyes of his grandson to all the things that children – glued to their screens – no longer see: nature, animals, seasons. On the other, a kid opening up the heart and mind of a grandfather to the new ways of the world. Grating,with caustic humour when the author adopts the viewpoint of the old man – a highly colourful character; moving and poignant when he portrays the child’s vision of things, this novel isn’t so much about generational conflict as about passing time: by what standards should we judge today’s world? By History’s? Or by our own? Isn’t the world today much more desirable, because it’s the one we live in? “D’Epenoux wanted to express the idea of transmission and intergenerational sentiments. A commonplace notion in itself, except when it is written with humour and talent.” Valérie Trierweiler, Paris Match “This book will cast sunlight on your winter.” Télé 7 Jours

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Sold in Spain & Latin America (Penguin Random House / Grijalbo), Holland (Xander Uitgevers)

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Marina Carrère d’Encausse UNE FEMME BLESSÉE (A DAMAGED WOMAN)

TH E A UT HOR Marina Carrère d’Encausse is a Doctor of Medicine. With Michel Cymes, she co-hosts Le Magazine de la santé and Allô docteurs on France 5, as well as special programmes and documentaries about health issues. In November 2011, she published Alcool, les jeunes trinquent for Éditions Anne Carrière. Une femme blessée is her first novel.

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TH E BOOK Fatimah lives in Iraqi Kurdistan with her husband, children and her husband’s family. One day, she is taken to the hospital in Sulaymaniyah, suffering from serious burns. A domestic accident, seemingly… ‘Seemingly’… for these accidents, affecting countless, generally very young women - are often a cover for honour crimes. While Fatimah struggles to remain alive, despite her injuries, for the sake of her children and the child she’s carrying – the ‘baby of shame’, as she calls it – life in the village carries on as usual, as though she’d never existed. Only her oldest daughter continues to talk about her mother. What will become of Fatimah? What really happened on the day of the ‘accident’? The day the ‘baby of shame’ was conceived? What are the mysteries surrounding this woman? A poignant novel that conveys the terrible reality of ‘crimes of honour’.

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David Lelait-Helo D’ENTRE LES PIERRES (BETWEEN THE STONES)

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TH E AU T H O R David Lelait-Helo, 42, is the author of Poussière d’homme, Sur l’épaule de la nuit, C’était en mai, un samedi, several books of philosophical tales and numerous biographies (Eva Peron, Maria Callas, Barbara, Edith Piaf…). TH E BO O K ‘Walls have ears; you’d better get used to the idea. You’ve often said so yourself, never really believing it. Because you didn’t want to; but today I’m putting you up against the wall, if you’ll pardon the pun, I like my little joke […] Ah, if only walls could speak! Believe me, they can. My parquet flooring squeaks with a thousand whispers, my woodwork creaks out tiny cries and, despite my great age, my windows can see far, beyond passing time and across the centuries. History is not inscribed in books, it breathes. It prefers the wind and blood to ink and paper.’ A very old house in Buenos Aires tells its story for the very first time. As demolition looms near, it divulges what it has seen and kept silent for far too long: the tragedy of Soledad Salvador, the woman who lived within its wall for over fifty years, and the dramatic events she was powerless to prevent… As it recounts the lives of its inhabitants, the house – a survivor of bygone times, now hovering between dream and reality – evokes the founding of the city five centuries earlier, the immigration which, in the 19th century, gave birth to Argentina, the mythical Eva Peron and the dictatorship of the 1970s. This novel is about the bonds we establish with our surroundings and the secrets that fill our lives. It travels to the very core of the Argentinian myth in a reverie that embraces the great lessons of life, love and peace.

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Alain Stoeffler LES COMBATS DU COEUR (BATTLES OF THE HEART)

TH E A UT HOR Alain Stoeffler published Histoire de Bathyllus et de Florien, a fairy tale for grown-ups. Les combats du coeur is his first novel. TH E BOOK Alexis is planning a special surprise for his grandfather’s 90th birthday. He senses that if the old man could write, he would like to leave something behind, some record of his life and its marking events. So Alexis gives him the services of a public writer, who can help him put down on paper those memories, in particular those of the 1914-18 War and the hell of the trenches. In the midst of all that carnage, two young men had developed a loving bond that enabled them to support each other and rise above the horror – a remarkable friendship which the old man now wants to recount. Love sometimes chooses tangential paths that necessitate secrecy… This novel is a marvel of delicacy, emotion and sensitivity.

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Marie-Odile Ascher LA VOYAGEUSE DES ÎLES (ISLAND TRAVELLER)

FORTHCOMING IN NOVEMBER 2014

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TH E AU T H O R Marie-Odile Ascher lives in La Gaude, near Nice. Pain amer, her first novel, received the 2011 Hisler-Even Prize. La Voyageuse des îles is her third novel. TH E BO O K The island of Mauritius, second half of the 19th century. Sita, an ill-treated little Indian servant of superior intelligence, succeeds in straddling the three worlds that constitute Mauritian society: that of the white masters, the agricultural labourers and Indian domestics, and the world of the former black slaves. Sita strikes up a friendship with her employers’ daughter and dreams of belonging to their caste but, contrary to her hopes, the universe of the ‘grands mounes’, the white people, remains definitively closed to those with dark skin. Sita’s beauty makes her the object of desire and envy, and she is obliged to use all her wiles to escape the clutches of the men, and one woman, who have designs on her. At the age of fifteen, she learns that her own family intends to marry her off against her will, and does everything she can to extricate herself from this imposed union. At the same time, in Burgundy, Guillaume, a humble country teacher, is determined to spare no effort to escape the path life seems to have traced out in front of him. At the first opportunity, he grabs the chance and ends up in Mauritius, that far-off country where anything is possible. Guillaume and Sita have to face adventures, including a stolen identity, thwarted love and violence, before they are finally able to come together and, in the face of all prejudice, build a life for two.

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Ghislain Gilberti LE BAPTÊME DES TÉNÈBRES (THE BAPTISM OF DARKNESS)

TH E A UT HOR Born in Belfort in 1977, Ghislain Gilberti is the author of Dynamique du chaos, a noir novel published on-line whose popularity has remained undiminished for years. In Le Baptême des ténèbres, we meet Cécile Sanchez again, the heroine of Le Festin du Serpent (Éditions Anne Carrière, 2013), winner of the Grand Prix France Bleu des lecteurs, the Prix découverte Polars Pourpres and a finalist in the Prix du meilleur polar francophone. His books, in the contemporary noir genre, probe society’s deepest recesses to fuel his incisive, true-to-life and sombre fiction.

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TH E BOOK Cécile Sanchez, a police superintendent specialised in criminology, behavioural analysis and body language interpretation, heads an elite unit of the personal violence department. She tracks down the most dangerous criminals and deviants in France, backed by a forensic scientist – eccentric and competent in equal measure – a crime lab team that doesn’t miss a clue and an assault unit who carry out raids. In this new case, Sanchez has to pierce the bizarre psyche of an atypical killer whose nickname – ‘the Chimney Sweep’ – is spreading like wildfire through the police forces. He has a penchant for penetrating his female victims with a blade and signing his handiwork by drawing a gory death mask on their faces. While the investigators struggle to keep the case under wraps in order to hold the media at bay for as long as possible, the killer steps up the pace and alters his modus operandi to reach an indescribable degree of barbarity. As the case advances, Captain Cécile Sanchez finds herself in deep and murky waters, but fortunately, a specialist in the depths of human depravity joins the team and, like a modern-day Virgil, guides her through the ‘inferno’ of evil. ABOUT LE FESTIN DU SERPENT (Éditions Anne Carrière, 2013): “Unfailingly throughout this double investigation, the author develops suspense that leaves the reader flabbergasted as it unfolds. A jewel of intelligence.” Télé 7 jours “Two stories in the same brilliant thriller, because the investigations interlock and are resolved in a truly remarkable conclusion.” La Voix du Nord “A captivating book, full of suspense, that readers have literally devoured.” L’Est Républicain 11

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Maud Mayeras REFLEX T H E AU TH O R Maud Mayeras is 31. Reflex is her second novel. Her first, Hématome, published by Calmann Lévy in 2004, received the Limbes Pourpres prize and was a finalist for the Prix Polar SNCF in 2006. Today she lives in Limoges with her husband, son, and a big black cat called BlackMamba.

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T H E BO O K “Each time, it’s the same casual tone at the other end of the line, the same rasping voices from throats filled with smoke to the lips. And each time, the same question:

‘Free tonight, Iris?’ ‘I’m always free’.” Iris, a photographer in the Forensic Identification Dept., injects like others knock back shots of whisky, to ease the pain. To forget the death of her son, Swan, brutally murdered eleven years before. Henry Witkin, the fruit of a chaotic lineage of unmarried mothers, kills for the pleasure of wallowing in warm flesh. He meticulously skins his victims and collects their odours like trophies. When a heat wave leaves the town parched, bodies liquefying and minds in frenzy, monsters sneak out of their lairs. Evil only shows its fangs when it’s caught in a trap. A story about asphyxiated hearts, mothers with shiny claws and starving predators. “Maud Mayeras forgets neither the good – the exclusive, marvellous love that binds a child to its mother - nor the bad – the terrible ascendancy that mothers can have over their young. Both, pushed to paroxysmal level (…) make this a book you either love or hate, but one that will leave no one indifferent.” Le Point Sold in Holland (Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij / Cargo), Turkey (Pegasus Yayinlari) 12

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LE NOUVEL ATTILA (IN COEDITION WITH EDITIONS ANNE CARRIÈRE)

Jérôme Baccelli AUJOURD’HUI L’ABÎME (TODAY THE ABYSS)

‘I set it all up. I’m just about to dismantle everything, and I’m a happy man.’  TH E A UT HOR Jérôme Baccelli was born in Marseille in 1968. As a telecommunications consultant, he lived in Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid and Lisbon before crossing China and Silicon Valley, where was involved in the success and collapse of various start-ups.

N O V E L

TH E BOOK A man leaves his wife, his company and his boss – John Edward Forese, the world’s greatest financier – to sail around the world on a raft. There, with only the horizon and the stars for company, abandoning all his bearings, he relives the memory of a mythical night he spent contemplating the paintings in a monastery in Corte and retracing the history of man’s fascination for the great void. From the study of the ether by Antique philosophers to Einstein, from Van Gogh’s skies to Klein monochromes, from Google to Radiohead and Stock Exchange software, he draws up a chart of an epoch. As he contemplates the strange dynasty of those who have sought the void, forever ahead of their times, he ends up pondering the secret link between Forese, with his troubled family background, and the scientists who preceded him: could it be that the secret of that global empire lay in just one word… or a painting… or in the gaze of Mexican iguanas? “A bewitching meditation on the void” Libération “156 pages you read in one go, like a cruise (…) when you think about it, there’s an element of kamikaze in this book: a novel about emptiness.” Chronicart “A style that draws you in, mordant and subtle; made up of interrupted rhythms and intertwined narratives.” Le Monde des Livres Foreign Rights: Mon Agent & Compagnie [email protected] 13

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LE NOUVEL ATTILA (IN COEDITION WITH EDITIONS ANNE CARRIÈRE)

Gauz DEBOUT-PAYÉ ‘If the same thing were to happen again today, the Storming of the Bastille would free thousands of prisoners of consumerism.’

N O V E L

T H E AU T H O R After obtaining a degree in biochemistry, and spending some time as an illegal immigrant, Gauz is now a photographer, documentary maker and director of a satirical financial newspaper on the Ivory Coast. He has also written the scenario of a film on the immigration of young Ivorians, entitled Après l’océan… T HE BOOK Debout-Payé is a family novel about Ossiri, an Ivorian student who arrives illegally in France in the 1990s to work as a security guard. It is the tale of an immigrant, the hell he endures to find accommodation and employment, and how he perceives France. But it is also a hymn in honour of a family where, from father to son, the men become security guards in Paris, and, more generally, in honour of the African community, with all its foibles and generosity. Gauz recognises three distinct mythical periods in the job of security guard, as well as in relations between France and Africa: the bronze age of the 1960s (neo-colonialism with ‘Francafrique’), the golden age of the 1990s, and the leaden age, following the events of 9/11. This epic is peppered with observations: the things Gauz saw, heard and thought when he worked as a security guard at the Bastille branch of Camaïeu and the Champs Elysées branch of Sephora. The author is equally caustic regarding managers or clients, with keen social awareness and a sharp take on the excesses of today’s marketing world. He highlights their most trifling aspects as well as their most universal. A striking portrait of French society that is entertaining, rich and uncompromising, and an original, first-hand account of what really goes on in a security guard’s head beneath the tough exterior.

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WHAT THE BOOKSELLERS SAY :

“Our best-seller for months and years to come…” Librairie Ouvrir l’œil (Lyon) “One of the fall’s little bombs. Sarcastic. Brilliant. A socio-poetic object in which language and analysis sparkle, revealing gems. The style is dynamic and incisive.” Charlotte Desmousseaux (Nantes) “The art of making our consumer society divinely grotesque, served by striking, droll narration.” Sandrine Giraud, Fnac les Halles (Paris) “We just ado-o-ore Gauz!” Amanda Spiegel, Folies d’encre (Montreuil) “Droll, incisive, deliciously ironic.” Christophe Gilquin (Paris)

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“The made-to-measure Africa of Paris’s ‘men in black’.” Quentin Schoëvaërt, Atout Livres (Paris) “As caustic as can be and intelligently written.” Nadia Champesme, Histoire de l’œil (Marseille) “This book is like a good hip-hop album: delightful interludes, bewitching rhythms, impeccable phrasing and sociological precision at every turn (…) A masterly achievement.” Vincent Ladoucette, Gibert (Vaulx-en-Velin) “A unique voice and style, that disturbs and stands out from the crowd. A must, quite unforgettable!” Julia Lerat, La Librairie de Paris

Foreign Rights: Mon Agent & Compagnie [email protected]

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Laetitia mendes MON PETIT GÈNE, MA SECONDE CHANCE (ONE LITTLE GENE, MY SECOND CHANCE)

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TH E AU TH O R Graduate of a distinguished school in Corporate Communications, Laetitia Mendes founded Charism in 2011, an agency offering Advice on Image and Communication strategy. Laetitia Mendes, 33 years old, is the first woman in France to have undergone a double mastectomy for preventive reasons in 2008. TH E BO O K When she died, my mother left me two things: a gene and a story. Or – to be more precise – a bad gene and a beautiful story. A few days before she died, she said to me: ‘You’re the one who will write my book.’ For many years, I had too many ordeals to deal with my own life, my breasts and myself, to sit down and start writing. But as the years went by, the idea of handing down, to my daughter, the story of a whole line of women who were a little different from others appealed to me more and more. That’s where Angelina comes in. In 2013, she published an article called “My medical choice” in the New York Times. Angelina Jolie dared to tell the whole world about her devastating but liberating operation – a double mastectomy: an operation that reduced the risk of developing breast cancer from 87 to 5%. In doing so, she helped thousands of women by breaking down a taboo. Suddenly, I felt I was ready. To speak out. To write. To give my testimony to help others – the 32,000 declared brca1 and brca2 gene mutation carriers in France, or 1 women in 500, as well as 5% of women suffering from breast cancer. All those women who will have to face, one day, the ablation and reconstruction of their breasts. Lætitia

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Pr Philippe Duverger LA PETITE VOITURE AU FOND DE MON TIROIR et autres rencontres extraordinaires (THE LITTLE RED AUTOMOBILE AT THE BACK OF MY DRAWER … and other extraordinary encounters) TH E A UT HOR Philippe Duverger is a child psychiatrist, in charge of the child and adolescent psychiatry unit in the university hospital of Angers, and a university Professor. TH E BOOK In my job, I see lots of kids and teens. Some of them leave such an indelible impression on me that I could never forget them; the mere mention of their names is enough to make me relive their story, one that – to me – is unforgettable. The reason why I tell the stories of those children is to try to understand why they made such an enduring impression on me. Each one is unique, but they are all about the same thing: an encounter. It’s not a question of theorizing; rather gaining an almost impressionistic idea of what that encounter is, and what is at stake. Is it a play of mirrors? An illusion? A daydream? A moment of truth? An encounter can be a bit of all those things at the same time, but it cannot be confined in a definition: there is always a part that eludes description, the part of mystery that makes it so rich. Each reader of this book can think of encounters and meetings in his or her own life, and relive those unique moments when fate took a hand… For our lives are built around such meetings, fortunate or otherwise, wonderful or horrible, traumatising or mysterious, dangerous or reassuring… But who can say exactly what happens in those moments?

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Philippe Dessertine EN TOUT ESPOIR DE CAUSE Le monde de demain a déjà commencé (EVERY REASON TO HOPE Tomorrow’s world has already begun)

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TH E AU T H O R In this essay, Philippe Dessertine, professor and member of the Haut Conseil des finances publiques, prolongs the reflection he began in his previous book, La Décompression. TH E BO O K Our times will prove to be a major watershed in history. The economic crisis that began in 2007 with subprime mortgages announced the end of a world. The new model is taking shape before our very eyes, and occasionally when we’re off guard. One thing is certain: our children and grandchildren won’t live as we have, and will very probably be horrified by the folly of our times. First of all, this positive, optimistic book seeks to inform the new, digital, big-data, 3D-printing generation that the coming era belongs to them. In Part 1, the three great revolutions – in agriculture, energy and especially the digital universe – are presented as solutions to the impasses in which the world now finds itself. Debt, global warming, population explosion and chaotic, galloping urbanization are not inescapable. Humanity already has the means to avoid these perils, and the transformation has begun. All we have to do is believe in it and accept the challenge of the future, instead of falling back on the old instincts. Also, we need to eradicate the results of our past follies - public debt being one of the most terrifying. In Part 2, we return to the crisis; which is, in reality, a crisis for rich, ageing Westerners, who are attempting by all possible means to halt a revolution that is likely to hit them hardest. Their conservatism lies at the root of this situation. It is also the key to understanding the numerous measures adopted to ‘manage’ the crisis, but are in reality designed to prolong it and stave off the advent of the new world, whatever the cost.

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underway, great mutations to accelerate rather than slow down, so that the youngsters of today, and tomorrow, find their place in a more serene society. “This book is a popularization that puts some problems into perspective: debt, unemployment, growth, ecological crisis, energetic transition (…) Philippe Dessertine describes the confrontation between an old world, condemned but still fighting for its privileges, and the New World.” Challenges “Put a stop to the ambient pessimism! A New World is already on its way. It’s Philippe Dessertine who says so.” Le Point

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About La décompression “This well-written book is a must-read. Because it rises above today’s noise and clamour. Because it disturbs.” Les Echos About Ceci n’est pas une crise “As Philippe Dessertine puts it so brilliantly, we don’t know when the global economic chaos will come to an end, but we can all guess that nothing will ever be the same again.” Le Figaro. About Le gué du tigre “A breath-taking thriller about one night that shook China, and the world.” AFP ‘The battle to come. The clash of the Titans. Tomorrow’s dual. Chine vs. the USA. Economist Philippe Dessertine has produced an astonishing and remarkable little book, Le Gué du tigre, based on a true story.” JDD “A geo-political thriller that will remind you of John le Carré.” Le Point 21

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ÉDITIONS PLEIN JOUR (IN COEDITION WITH EDITIONS ANNE CARRIÈRE)

Géraldine Barbe CHANGER DE VIE histoires de renaissances (LIFE CHANGES – renaissance stories) Who can honestly say they’ve never yearned to throw in their hand and start over? Some people have done it. Géraldine Barbe tells their stories.

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TH E AU T H O R Géraldine Barbe is an actor and writer, with three novels to her credit published by Éditions Léo Scheer: Rater mieux (2008), Aimer Roger (2010) and Ne pleure pas, on se reverra (2012), as well as a children’s book, L’Invité surprise, published by Le Rouergue, 2013. T HE BOOK One day or another, everyone dreams of changing their life. Géraldine Barbe met some people who actually did it. This book describes their adventures, some of them quite fantastic. Like the story of Irina, a Georgian, who, after an extremely successful career in her own country, came to France and lived from hostel to hostel; or Phia, who became a woman, or Goldie, who decided to remain a strict orthodox Jew while living her life as a lesbian, or Fabrice, who gave up his job in the police for a life in the theatre… Taking a mischievous delight in her task, Barbe peppers her narratives with personal recollections and startling remarks, profound and amusing. She tells the stories of these changed lives, the gradual, sudden, impulsive or carefully considered decisions that enabled these people to cast off their moorings and set sail in a completely different direction and, via their personal transformation, finally find their true selves.

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F O R E I G N L I T E R A T U R E

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U.S.A. & U.K Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie PURPLE HIBISCUS (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

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Laila Lalami HOPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS PURSUITS (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Joel Rose THE BLACKEST BIRD (U. K – Canongate Books)

Satish Kumar THE BOUDDHA AND THE TERRORIST (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Scarlett Thomas THE END OF MR Y (U. K - Canongate Books)

Robert Goolrick A RELIABLE WIFE (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Robert Goolrick THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

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Robert Goolrick HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Robert Goolrick THE FALL OF PRINCES (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Sam Eastland THE EYE OF THE RED TSAR (U.K - Faber & Faber)

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Sam Eastland THE RED COFFIN (U.K - Faber & Faber)

Sam Eastland SIBERIAN RED (U.K - Faber & Faber)

Sam Eastland THE RED MOTH (U.K - Faber & Faber)

Sam Eastland THE BEAST IN THE RED FOREST (U.K - Faber & Faber)

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Heidi W. Durrow THE GIRL WHO FAIL FROM THE SKY (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

C.S. Lewis

TILL WE HAVE FACES

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(U. K – C.S. Lewis Company Ltd.)

Patricia Engel VIDA

(U.S.A - Grove Atlantic)

Jeff Backhaus HIKIKOMORI AND THE RENTAL SISTER (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Rachel Klein MOTH DIARIES (U.S.A – Bantam)

Sara Farizan IF YOU COULD BE MINE (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Brian Francis Slattery THE FAMILY HIGHTOWER ( U. S. A – Seven Story Press Inc.)

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Hollis Seamon SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU (U. S. A – Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

Mercedes Helnwein THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF HESTER DAY (U.S.A - Simon & Schuster)

Laurie Halse Anderson SPEAK (U.S.A – Macmillan)

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Ben Brooks GROW UP (U. K - Canongate)

SPAIN & LATIN AMERICA Marcio Veloz Maggiolo L’HOMME À L’ACCORDÉON (Dominican Republic - Siruela)

Antonio Alamo L’INCENDIE DU PARADIS (Spain – Random House Mondadori)

Javier Argüello SEPT HISTOIRES IMPOSSIBLES SHORT STORIES (Argentina – Editorial Lumen)

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ITALY Cristiano Cavina C’EST GÉANT ! (Marcos y Marcos)

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Roberto Pazzi CONCLAVE (Edizioni Frassinelli)

Roberto Pazzi L’OMBRE DU PÈRE (Edizioni Frassinelli)

Elvira Dones SOLEIL BRÛLÉ (Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

GERMANY Katharina Hagena LE GOÛT DES PÉPINS DE POMME (Kiepenheuer & Witsch)

Katharina Hagena L’ENVOL DU HÉRON (Kiepenheuer & Witsch)

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Susann Pasztor UN FABULEUX MENTEUR (Kiepenheuer & Witsch)

Joachim Meyerhoff JUSQU’ICI ET PAS AU-DELÀ (Kiepenheuer & Witsch)

Erich Kästner DER GANG VON DIE HUNDE Der Gang von die Hunde – Erich Kästner (Atrium Verlag)

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ICELAND Yrsa Sigurdardottir ULTIMES RITUELS (Bjartur Verold)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir BIEN MAL ACQUIS (Bjartur Verold)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir JE SAIS QUI TU ES (Bjartur Verold)

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