Guapa

Titre : Guapa
Auteur : Saleem Haddad
Éditeur : Other Press, LLC
ISBN-13 : 9781590517703
Libération : 2016-03-08

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A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa's grandmother — the woman who raised him — catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the city’s slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the country’s elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him.

Hag Seed

Titre : Hag Seed
Auteur : Margaret Atwood
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448192588
Libération : 2016-10-06

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** Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction ** Selected as a Book of the Year -- Observer, Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, i magazine ‘It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.’ Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Margaret Atwood’s novel take on Shakespeare’s play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

The Incorrigible Optimists Club

Titre : The Incorrigible Optimists Club
Auteur : Jean-Michel Guenassia
Éditeur : Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781782394044
Libération : 2014-08-07

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Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grown-up world - of rock 'n' roll and of the Algerian War. But as the sun sinks and the plastic players spin, Michel's concentration is not on the game, but on the huddle of men gathered in the shadows of a back room... Past the bar, behind a partly drawn curtain, a group of eastern European men gather, where under a cirrus of smoke and over the squares of chess boards, they tell of their lives before France - of lovers and wives, children and ambitions, all exiled behind the Iron Curtain. Listening to this band of survivors and raconteurs, Michel is introduced to a world beyond the boundaries of his childhood experience, a world of men made formidable in the face of history, ideas and politics: the world of the Incorrigible Optimists Club.

Magnus

Titre : Magnus
Auteur : Sylvie Germain
Éditeur : Dedalus Limited
ISBN-13 : 1903517621
Libération : 2008

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Magnus is a deeply moving and enigmatic novel about the Holocaust. Magnus is a man searching for his own identity, attempting to piece together the complex puzzle of his life. But his true story turns out to be closer to a painting by Edward Munch than the romantic tale of family heroism and self-sacrifice on which he was nurtured by the woman he believed was his mother. In Magnus, Sylvie Germain uses imagination and intuition to unlock the enigma of human life and confer on history the power of myth and fable.

The Crossing

Titre : The Crossing
Auteur : Samar Yazbek
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781473527942
Libération : 2015-07-02

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'ONE OF THE FIRST POLITICAL CLASSICS OF THE 21st CENTURY'- Observer 'EXTRAORDINARILY POWERFUL, POIGNANT AND AFFECTING. I WAS GREATLY MOVED' Michael Palin FOREWORD BY CHRISTINA LAMB Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad's regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times. The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament to what she found inside the borders of her homeland. From the first peaceful protests for democracy to the arrival of ISIS, she bears witness to those struggling to survive, to the humanity that can flower amidst annihilation, and why so many are now desperate to flee.

Blue Bay Palace

Titre : Blue Bay Palace
Auteur : Nathacha Appanah-Mouriquand
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1906300070
Libération : 2009

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Sixteen-year-old Mauritian Maya falls in love with David, a man from a wealthy family who she hopes will be able to help her escape poverty, but everything falls apart when she learns that he has agreed to an arranged marriage.

Alpha

Titre : Alpha
Auteur : Bessora
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1911370014
Libération : 2016-08-01

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Bessora A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Alpha Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Harp and the Shadow

Titre : Harp and the Shadow
Auteur : Alejo Carpentier
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1562791338
Libération : 2007-10-01

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An extraordinary display of historical inquisitiveness and stylistic maturity.-The New York Times Book Review Exploring the consequences of the European discovery of the Americas and challenging the myth of Columbus, Alejo Carpentier-the father of magical realism-studies the first meetings of the Western and American cultures and the tragic consequences of tarnished and abandoned idealism. Alejo Carpentier (1904__1980) is considered one of the fathers of modern Latin American literature. He lived in Cuba, France, and Venezuela. Thomas Christensen and Carol Christensen have translated the works of Julio Cort zar, Laura Esquivel, and Carlos Fuentes.