In 1881, without speaking a word of English and with $ 40,000, the Valencian architect Rafael Guastavino traveled to New York with the intention of patenting the medieval technique of the partitioned vault. But that eventful journey is more than the umpteenth version of the cliché of the "American d..
Small Lives, Pierre Michon’s first novel, won the Prix France Culture. Michon explains that he wrote it "to save my own skin. I felt in my body that my life was turning around. This book born in an aura of inexpressible joy and catharsis rescued me more effectively than my aborted analysis." Le Mond..
Set in the American South, at the crossroads of a world that is both secular and devoutly Christian, April Ayers Lawson’s stories mine the inner lives of young women and men navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings. In the title story, Jake grapples with the growing chasm between him a..
In this sumptuous offering, one of our premier storytellers provides a feast for fiction aficionados. Spanning four decades and three prize-winning collections, these twenty-one vintage selected stories and thirteen scintillating new ones take us around the world. / Los cuentos de Pearlman son una ..
Living Ain't so Much Fun and Getting Old a Pain in the butt
Oscar Tusquets was writing a book "about the pain of growing old and the acceptance of dying" when the pandemic broke out and, of course, he could not resist the temptation to include some of his reflections, always insightful and politically incorrect: the government’s obsession to prohibit, the ae..
In Vulva, the author visits Japanese brothels, Irish churches and stripper bars in search of reconstructing the cultural significance of the silenced genital. This book compares the border that envelops the Virgin in medieval art with the lips of a vulva, and discusses its representation in contempo..
War: myths, heroism, barbarism, the dead. A deep anti-war consideration... the author reads the news in the newspaper, French planes have attacked military targets in which chemical weapons were allegedly stored. The fact impacts him because he is currently living in France, specifically in Saint-Na..
Do you remember the Loch Ness Monster? Something similar is happening in a little lake in Minnesota. Whether it's a monster, an unknown predator, an urban legend or just an excuse to attract tourists, this book is an amazing and crazy story that includes mobsters, murderers, international drug deale..
Henry Wilt has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of brutes. Things are no better at home with his wife, Eva. Wilt can do nothing about his job, but he realizes he can do something about his wife -..
Henry has been passed over for a promotion yet again at his university job. Things are no better at home with his wife, Eva. Wilt can do nothing about his job, but he realizes he can do something about his wife - as each day passes, his fantasies grow more murderous and more real. / La más famosa n..
In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère's I Am Alive and You Are Dead, follows Philip K. Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink ligh..
This searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative opens with a man in his house at dawn, surrounded by aspens, coyotes cackling in the distance as he quietly navigates the distance between present and past. As memory overtakes him, he sees the bygone America of his childhood: the farmland and the fe..