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Les Dragons De Nalsara T.1 ; Le Troisieme Oeuf

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Trois eclosions vont transformer la vie des trois habitants de L'ile aux dragons. Antos vit avec ses deux enfants, Cham et Nyne, sur l'ile aux dragons. Il est le Grand eleveur de dragons du royaume: tous les neuf ans, des dragonnes sauvages viennent pondre sur l'ile. Antos est charge de veiller sur les dragonneaux jusqu'a ce qu'ils soient envoyes a Nalsara, la capitale, ou ils serviront l'armee du roi. Pour la premiere fois, Cham et Nyne vont assister a l'eclosion de trois oeufs. Deux sont beiges, le troisieme est gris. C'est Nyne qui l'a trouve sur la plage. Alors que les deux premiers bebes dragons sont nes, celui de Nyne tarde a sortirTrois eclosions vont transformer la vie des trois habitants de L'ile aux dragons. Antos vit avec ses deux enfants, Cham et Nyne, sur l'ile aux dragons. Il est le Grand eleveur de dragons du royaume: tous les neuf ans, des dragonnes sauvages viennent pondre sur l'ile. Antos est charge de veiller sur les dragonneaux jusqu'a ce qu'ils soient envoyes a Nalsara, la capitale, ou ils serviront l'armee du roi. Pour la premiere fois, Cham et Nyne vont assister a l'eclosion de trois oeufs. Deux sont beiges, le troisieme est gris. C'est Nyne qui l'a trouve sur la plage. Alors que les deux premiers bebes dragons sont nes, celui de Nyne tarde a sortir. De peur qu'il ne meure, elle casse la coquille. Apparait une petite creature bien vivante, mais fragile, qui ne ressemble pas du tout a un dragon... Cham, subjugue par les dragonneaux, negocie le droit de s'en occuper. Antos est ravi, mais il ignore que Cham ne compte pas exercer son metier. Lui, il veut devenir dragonnier ! Il va meme jusqu'a chevaucher son petit dragon prefere a qui chose interdite ! il a donne un nom. Mais bientot, il est temps que les dragonneaux partent au palais pour etre eleves par leurs dragonniers. Nyne, elle, ne se separe plus de son protege. Se doutant qu'il s'agit d'une creature marine, elle le baptise Vag, comme une vague. Un jour qu'ils se promenent, l'inevitable se produit: Vag s'enfuit dans la mer. Or, quelques temps plus tard, une nuit, quelque chose appelle Nyne sur la plage... Vag est revenu, et il est gigantesque ! C'est en realite un Elusim, une creature marine qui sauve les marins en detresse.

Les evapores

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Les Grandes Grandes Vacances T.1; Drole de Guerre

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Les Grandes Grandes Vacances T.2 ; Pris Dans La Tourme

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Les Grandes Grandes Vacances T.3 ; L'Heure Du Choix

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Les Miserables I

Les Miserables I

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Les Miserables II

Les Miserables II

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Letter to Survivors

Letter to Survivors

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A haunting and darkly funny post-apocalyptic graphic novel that follows an unusual postal worker on his very bizarre mail route.

Amid the blasted rubble of a once-perfect suburb, a hazmat-suited postman delivers the mail, aloud.

He shouts his letters down a vent to the bunker-bound family below.

They describe the family's prosperous past life, and then get stranger and stranger...

Drawn by the famed cartoonish and Charlie Hebdo contributor Gébé, and never before available in English, Letter to Survivors is a blackhearted delight, a scathing, impassioned send-up of consumerist excess and nuclear peril: funnier--and scarier--than ever.

Liberty Bar

Liberty Bar

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"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian

Inspector Maigret loses himself in coastal luxury--and danger--in this devastating mystery set on the French Riviera

"It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes Harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures..."

Dazzled at first by the glamour of sunny Antibes, Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric.

Life: A User's Manual

Life: A User's Manual

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"One of the great novels of the century. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the late 20th century has produced a novel on the level of Joyce, Proust, Mann, Kafka, and Nabokov."--Boston Globe

Structured around a single moment in time -- 8:00 p.m. on June 23, 1975 -- Perec's spellbinding puzzle begins in an apartment block in the XVIIth arrondissement of Paris where, chapter by chapter, room by room, like an onion being peeled, an extraordinary rich cast of characters is revealed in a series of tales that are bizarre, unlikely, moving, funny, or (sometimes) quite ordinary.

From the confessions of a racing cyclist to the plans of an avenging murderer, from a young ethnographer obsessed with a Sumatran tribe to the death of a trapeze artist, from the fears of an ex-croupier to the dreams of a sex change pop star to an eccentric English millionaire who has devised the ultimate pastime, Life A User's Manual is a manual of human irony, portraying the mixed marriages of fortunes, passions and despairs, betrayals and bereavements, of hundreds of lives in Paris and around the world.

But the novel is more than an extraordinary range of individual stories; it is a closely observed account of life and experience. The apartment block's one hundred rooms are arranged in a magic square, and the book as a whole is peppered with a staggering range of literary puzzles and allusions, acrostics, problems of chess and logic, crosswords, and mathematical formula. All are there for the reader to solve.

Limonov

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Limonov

Limonov

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A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures

This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes his subject: "Limonov is not a fictional character. There. I know him. He has been a young punk in Ukraine, the idol of the Soviet underground; a bum, then a multimillionaire's butler in Manhattan; a fashionable writer in Paris; a lost soldier in the Balkans; and now, in the fantastic shambles of postcommunism, the elderly but charismatic leader of a party of young desperadoes. He sees himself as a hero; you might call him a scumbag: I suspend my judgment on the matter. It's a dangerous life, an ambiguous life: a real adventure novel. It is also, I believe, a life that says something. Not just about him, Limonov, not just about Russia, but about all our history since the end of the Second World War."

So Eduard Limonov isn't fictional--but he might as well be. This pseudobiography isn't a novel, but it reads like one: from Limonov's grim childhood to his desperate, comical, ultimately successful attempts to gain the respect of Russia's literary intellectual elite; to his immigration to New York, then to Paris; to his return to the motherland. Limonov could be read as a charming picaresque. But it could also be read as a troubling counternarrative of the second half of the twentieth century, one that reveals a violence, an anarchy, a brutality, that the stories we tell ourselves about progress tend to conceal.

Little Grey Lies

Little Grey Lies

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London between the wars was a place of anxiety and uncertainty. After the postwar boom of the 1920s, the aftereffects of the stock market crash hit London, and, even as the fortunes of the aristocracy went into decline, there was hunger and a rising tide of virulent fascism. It is in this setting that Max, a French journalist looking for his next story, and Lena, an American singer, find themselves in Hédi Kaddour's Little Grey Lies. Once lovers, but now friends, Max and Lena travel with Lena's new man, Thibault, and with Max's barely masked jealousy. Then they meet the striking Colonel Strether, the epitome of military decorum and bearing. An aging war hero, Strether seems to Max to be his best chance at a story, but as the two men talk, it seems Stether may not be who he says he is and the old soldier's past begins to trouble Max and Lena as they crash forward through memories and truths not theirs.

As in his other work, internationally renowned poet and novelist Hédi Kaddour offers shifting time-frames and kaleidoscopic viewpoints in a mannered metafictional thriller that bears comparison to both Robert Coover and John Le Carré. Little Grey Lies is historical suspense at its best.

Lock No 1

Lock No 1

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"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian

The classic Inspector Maigret mystery set in a claustraphobic provincial town

"Cars drove past along with the trucks and trams, but by now Maigret had realized that they were not important. Whatever roared by like this along the road was not part of the landscape. . . . What really counted was the lock, the hooting of the tugs, the stone crusher, the barges and the cranes, the two pilots' bars and especially the tall house where he could make out Ducrau's red chair framed by a window."

Louis Pasteur Contre Les Loups-Garous

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Louis Pasteur, 19 ans, entre comme boursier a l'institution royale Saint-Louis, anime par un seul desir: assouvir sa curiosite pour les sciences. Il est loin d'imaginer que sa premiere annee d'etude va etre bouleversee par des meurtres aussi terribles que mysterieux, perpetres dans l'enceinte meme de l'ecole. Il va mener l'enquete avec la jeune Constance, une pensionnaire intrepide et courageuse. Entre loups-garous et complots, ils useront de vaccins autant que de coups d'epee pour sauver les eleves et meme... le roi Louis-Philippe !

Un roman d'un genre nouveau: le policier fantastico-historico-scientifico-romantique !

Apres De cape et de mots, le second roman de Flore Vesco, une aventure palpitante et savoureuse. Du grand art !



Lumieres de Pointe-Noire

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Lune Captive dans un Oeil Mort

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Madman of Bergerac

Madman of Bergerac

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"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian

A tense, unforgettable Inspector Maigret mystery from Georges Simenon

"He recalled his travelling companion's agitated sleep--was it really sleep?--his sighs, and his sobbing. Then the two dangling legs, the patent-leather shoes and hand-knitted socks . . . An insipid face. Glazed eyes. And Maigret was not surprised to see a grey beard eating into his cheeks."

A distressed passenger leaps off a night train and vanishes into the woods. Maigret, on his way to a well-earned break in the Dordogne, is soon plunged into the pursuit of a madman, hiding amongst the seemingly respectable citizens of Bergerac.