Spolit, feckless Temple Drake, the daughter of a judge, runs away from school with an unsuitable man. Abandoned by him with a gang of moonshiners, Temple falls into the clutches of the psychotic Popeye, one of the most grotesque characters of Faulkner's imagination. A compelling, shocking tale of perverted justice in the Deep South, Sanctuary is also a moving plea for courage in the darkest of [...] [lire la quatrième du livre Sanctuary]
Discover the Sunday Times bestselling collection from the TikTok sensation and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'Tender and heartbreaking'TIME'Powerful'DUA LIPAIn this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother's death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief while being determined to survive beyond it. [lire la quatrième du livre Time is a Mother]
'It's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?'My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, being called 'carrots' by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves. My regrets: Dying my hair green.
THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING PHENOMENON'I loved this book' JOJO MOYES'I devoured it. So enjoyable' ZADIE SMITH------------------------------------This is the story of Sam and Sadie. It's not a romance, but it is about love.
**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2023****SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022**Discover an exhilarating novel about power and corruption set in a nation trapped in a cycle as old as time. 'A masterpiece for our times. Gripping and exhilarating' Observer 'Uplifting and original' StylistThis is the story of a country on the brink of revolution. [lire la quatrième du livre Glory]
The Sunday Times Bestseller from the Winner of the Booker PrizeShe will change the way you see the world . . .
'I'll remember Elizabeth Finch when most other characters I've met this year have faded' The TimesElizabeth Finch was a teacher, a thinker, an inspiration. Neil is just one of many who fell under her spell during his time in her class. [lire la quatrième du livre Elizabeth Finch]
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTIONThe breathtaking new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Overstory. 'Heart-rending' Oprah WinfreyTheo Byrne is a promising young scientist who has found a way to search for life on other planets dozens of light years away. [lire la quatrième du livre Bewilderment]
A story of forbidden love that echoes across generations - from the prize-winning author of The Year of the Runaways. 'A gorgeous, gripping read' Kamila Shamsie'A multi-generational masterpiece' Daily Mail* A Book of the Year for The Times, Guardian and Daily Telegraph *Mehar, a young bride in rural Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. [lire la quatrième du livre China Room]
On a farm outside Pretoria, the Swarts are gathering for Ma's funeral. The younger generation, Anton and Amor, detest everything the family stand for - not least their treatment of the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. Salome was to be given her own house, her own land...yet somehow, that vow is carefully ignored. [lire la quatrième du livre The Promise]
THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION'A marvel' Marlon James Brilliant, heart-breaking and highly original, discover Ocean Vuong's shattering coming of age novel. This is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born. [lire la quatrième du livre On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous]
THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE'The Testaments is Atwood at her best . . .
To read this book is to feel the world turning' Anne EnrightThe Republic of Gilead is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, two girls with radically different experiences of the regime come face to face with the legendary, ruthless Aunt Lydia. [lire la quatrième du livre The Testaments]
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***In a tour-de-force that is a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age. [lire la quatrième du livre Quichotte]
In an alternative 1980s London, Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. [lire la quatrième du livre Machines Like Me]
The week after I finished the last page of Jimmy Corrigan I immediately started a new long story based on characters who had originated as parodies, but whom now I wanted to humanize... amidst a setting of memories of my Omaha childhood and Nebraska upbringing.’ (Chris Ware, Monograph)
He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it's up to Inspector Macbeth to clean up the mess. He's rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They're all within reach. But a man like him won't get to the top. An ex-drug addict with a troubled past, Macbeth is soon plagued by hallucinations and paranoia. [lire la quatrième du livre Macbeth]
Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. [lire la quatrième du livre Beloved]
Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. [lire la quatrième du livre The handmaid's tale]
An exquisitely told tragic tale of thwarted love, My Policeman is soon to be adapted into film by Amazon Prime starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin.
It is in 1950s' Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim in the shadow of the pier and Marion is smitten - determined her love will be enough for them both. [lire la quatrième du livre My Policeman]
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