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Pukhtu Primo
Author: DOA
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
ISBN: 2072728959
Pages: 800
Year: 2017-09-07T00:00:00+02:00
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Le terme pukhtu renvoie aux valeurs fondamentales du peuple pachtoune, l’honneur personnel – ghairat – et celui des siens, de sa tribu – izzat. Dire d’un homme qu’il n’a pas de pukhtu est une injure mortelle. Pukhtu est l’histoire d’un père qui, comme tous les pères, craint de se voir privé de ses enfants par la folie de son époque. Non, plutôt d’une jeune femme que le remords et la culpabilité abîment. Ou peut-être d’un fils, éloigné de sa famille par la force du destin. À moins qu’il ne s'agisse de celle d’un homme cherchant à redonner un sens à sa vie. Elle se passe en Asie centrale, en Afrique, en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et raconte des guerres ouvertes et sanglantes, des conflits plus secrets, contre la terreur, le trafic de drogue, et des combats intimes, avec soi-même, pour rester debout et survivre. C’est une histoire de maintenant, à l’ombre du monde et pourtant terriblement dans le monde. Elle met en scène des citoyens clandestins.
Paris Noir
Author: Aurélien Masson
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1933354631
Pages: 289
Year: 2008
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All original stories from Paris' finest authors, all translated from French.
River Of Time
Author: Jon Swain
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407072803
Pages: 304
Year: 2010-05-25
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Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in David Puttnam's film, The Killing Fields, lived in the lands of the Mekong river. This is his account of those years, and the way in which the tumultuous events affected his perceptions of life and death as Europe never could. He also describes the beauty of the Mekong landscape - the villages along its banks, surrounded by mangoes, bananas and coconuts, and the exquisite women, the odours of opium, and the region's other face - that of violence and corruption.
Le cycle clandestin
Author: DOA
ISBN: 207282205X
Pages: 2580
Year: 2018-11
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Pukhtu Secundo
Author: DOA
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
ISBN: 2072729009
Pages: 800
Year: 2017-09-07T00:00:00+02:00
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Le terme pukhtu renvoie aux valeurs fondamentales du peuple pachtoune, l'honneur personnel – ghairat – et celui des siens, de sa tribu – izzat. Dire d'un homme qu'il n'a pas de pukhtu est une injure mortelle. Pukhtu est l'histoire d'un père qui, comme tous les pères, craint de se voir privé de ses enfants par la folie de son époque. Non, plutôt celle d'une jeune femme que le remords et la culpabilité abîment. Ou peut-être celle d'un fils, éloigné de sa famille par la force du destin. À moins qu'il ne s'agisse de celle d'un homme cherchant à redonner un sens à sa vie. Elle se passe en Asie centrale, en Afrique, en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, et raconte des guerres ouvertes et sanglantes, des conflits plus secrets, contre la terreur, le trafic de drogue, et des combats intimes, avec soi-même, pour rester debout et survivre. C'est une histoire de maintenant, à l'ombre du monde et pourtant terriblement dans le monde. Elle met en scène des citoyens clandestins. Pukhtu Secundo complète et conclut le diptyque commencé avec Pukhtu Primo.
American Tabloid
Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307798437
Pages: 592
Year: 2011-06-29
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CHOSEN BY TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR "ONE HELLISHLY EXCITING RIDE." --Detroit Free Press The '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes on the Oval Office. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down on the Red Menace. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dirt. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation. "HARD-BITTEN. . . INGENIOUS. . . ELLROY SEGUES INTO POLITICAL INTRIGUE WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT." --The New York Times In the thick of it: FBI men Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They work every side of the street, jerking the chains of made men, street scum, and celebrities alike, while Pete Bondurant, ex-rogue cop, freelance enforcer, troubleshooter, and troublemaker, has the conscience to louse it all up. "VASTLY ENTERTAINING." --Los Angeles Times Mob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall guys, and femmes fatale. They're mixing up a molotov cocktail guaranteed to end the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that crazy beat: it's America's heart racing out of control. . . . "A SUPREMELY CONTROLLED WORK OF ART." --The New York Times Book Review From the Paperback edition.
The Watch
Author: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307402525
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-06-05
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In this powerful novel set in contemporary Kandahar, an Afghan woman approaches an American military base to demand the return of her brother's body. At a stark outpost in the Kandahar mountain range, a team of American soldiers watches a young Afghan woman approach. She has come to beg for the return of her brother's body. The camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil as the men argue about what to do next. Taking its cue from the Antigone myth, this significant, eloquent novel re-creates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of war, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers and their families--especially one sister.
Lie Down with Lions
Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101143827
Pages: 384
Year: 2003-12-02
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"Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . . Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626275
Pages: 448
Year: 2013-05-21
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
The Swallows of Kabul
Author: Yasmina Khadra
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307429423
Pages: 208
Year: 2007-12-18
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"Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying of sickness and despair. Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies. The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.
The Patience Stone
Author: Atiq Rahimi
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590513827
Pages: 160
Year: 2010-01-19
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“For far too long, Afghan women have been faceless and voiceless. Until now. With The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi gives face and voice to one unforgettable woman–and, one could argue, offers her as a proxy for the grievances of millions…it is a rich read, part allegory, part a tale of retribution, part an exploration of honor, love, sex, marriage, war. It is without doubt an important and courageous book.” from the introduction by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns In Persian folklore, Syngue Sabour is the name of a magical black stone, a patience stone, which absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. It is believed that the day it explodes, after having received too much hardship and pain, will be the day of the Apocalypse. But here, the Syngue Sabour is not a stone but rather a man lying brain-dead with a bullet lodged in his neck. His wife is with him, sitting by his side. But she resents him for having sacrificed her to the war, for never being able to resist the call to arms, for wanting to be a hero, and in the end, after all was said and done, for being incapacitated in a small skirmish. Yet she cares, and she speaks to him. She even talks to him more and more, opening up her deepest desires, pains, and secrets. While in the streets rival factions clash and soldiers are looting and killing around her, she speaks of her life, never knowing if her husband really hears. And it is an extraordinary confession, without restraint, about sex and love and her anger against a man who never understood her, who mistreated her, who never showed her any respect or kindness. Her admission releases the weight of oppression of marital, social, and religious norms, and she leads her story up to the great secret that is unthinkable in a country such as Afghanistan. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, The Patience Stone captures with great courage and spare, poetic, prose the reality of everyday life for an intelligent woman under the oppressive weight of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. From the Hardcover edition.
The Great and the Good
Author: Michel Déon
Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 1910477400
Pages: 300
Year: 2017-01-10
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From the acclaimed author of The Foundling Boy comes this new classic set in 1950s America. Arthur Morgan is aboard the Queen Mary bound for the United States, where a scholarship at an Ivy League university awaits him, along with the promise of a glittering future. But the few days spent on the ship will have a defining effect on the young Frenchman, when he encounters the love of his life.
Anatomy of a Soldier
Author: Harry Parker
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101946644
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-05-17
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Anatomy of a Soldier is a stunning first novel—of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism—that will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Let’s imagine a man called Captain Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who’s leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. And then there’s the man who trains one of them to fight against the other’s father and all these infidel invaders. Then imagine the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict where virtually everyone is caught up in the middle of something unthinkable. But then regard them not as they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, and a horrific improvised explosive device that binds them all together by blowing one of them apart—forty-five different narrators in all, including the multiple medical implements subsequently required to keep Captain Barnes alive. The result is a novel that reveals not only an author with a striking literary talent and intelligence but also the lives of people—whether husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter—who are part of this same heart-stopping journey. A work of extraordinary humanity and hope, created out of something hopeless and dehumanizing, it makes art out of pain and suffering and takes its place in a long and rich line of novels that articulate the lives that soldiers lead. In the boom of an instant, and in decades of very different lives and experiences, we see things we’ve never understood so clearly before. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: James Clemens
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101098295
Pages: 528
Year: 2006-11-07
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Four millennia have passed since the gods came to Myrillia, creating the nine lands of peace as a haven from the nightmarish, accursed Hinterlands. In all this time nothing has disturbed the harmony of the nine lands. But now the goddess of the Summering Isles has been murdered. The only witness is Tylar de Noche, a crippled and disgraced former Shadowknight. As he holds the dying goddess, her last breath bestows a powerful blessing on him-a mark that heals his broken body. A mark that many see as proof that he killed a god. A mark that unleashes a powerful force of darkness within him. Chased across Myrillia by enemies both human and ethereal, Tylar must uncover and face down a being powerful enough to kill an immortal-the true godslayer. For if he fails, all of Myrillia will fall into shadow.
The Crossing
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316225894
Pages: 400
Year: 2015-11-03
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Harry Bosch crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).