Author: Eric SANVOISIN
Yan vient d'avoir dix-huit ans. Il est incarcéré depuis une semaine. Et depuis une semaine, il n'a pas prononcé un mot. Il attend. " Dans un parloir, on se regarde toujours avant de se parler. Les silences y sont souvent plus forts que les mots... "
The Ink Drinker
Author: Eric Sanvoisin, Georges Moroz
A boy who hates books discovers an ink-drinking vampire in his father's bookshop and follows him to his underground vault.
Author: Gemma Malley
Publisher: A&C Black
A powerful dystopian drama ahead of its time, about a world in which ageing is no longer feared, and death is no longer inevitable. Now availabine in a stunning new cover look.
Author: Catherine Fisher
Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells and corridors, but metal forests, dilapidated cities, and wilderness. It has been sealed for centuries, and only one man has ever escaped. Finn has always been a prisoner here. Although he has no memory of his childhood, he is sure he came from Outside. His link to the Outside, his chance to break free, is Claudia, the warden's daughter, herself determined to escape an arranged marriage. They are up against impossible odds, but one thing looms above all: Incarceron itself is alive . . .
Nothing Like You
Author: Lauren Strasnick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Aware that her relationship with Paul was nothing but a one-night stand, Holly ends up in a precarious situation when she develops a special friendship with his girlfriend, Saskia, and Paul uses their bond as leverage to get what he wants.
Thomas would do anything to make his mother come back. On his fifth birthday, Thomas’s mother left, and he hasn’t seen her since. The last thing he remembers is her making a delicious dish of poutine for his birthday. Into the concoction of French fries, gravy and melted cheese curds, she stuck five green candles for him to blow out. On the day of this twelfth birthday, Thomas comes up with the idea of setting a Guinness world record for the Biggest poutine in the world. Maybe then, his mother will come back and his emotionally distant father will pay attention to him. As he puts together all the pieces of his "Phenomenal Poutine Project,” Thomas not only learns why his mother disappeared, but he also comes to realize that Elie, the one person whose help he rejected, turns out to be his most devoted friend. Funny and heartbreaking at the same time, The Biggest Poutine in the World, was the winner of the French language 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.
Author: Albertine Sarrazin
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
As alive as a Godard movie, this lost classic of ’60s French literature is back As if the reader were riding shotgun, this intensely vivid novel captures a life on the lam. “L’astragale” is the French word for the ankle bone Albertine Sarrazin’s heroine Anne breaks as she leaps from her jail cell to freedom. As she drags herself down the road, away from the prison walls, she is rescued by Julien, himself a small-time criminal, who keeps her hidden. They fall in love. Fear of capture, memories of her prison cell, claustrophobia in her hideaways: every detail is fiercely felt. Astragal burst onto the French literary scene in 1965; its fiery and vivacious style was entirely new, and Sarrazin became a celebrity overnight. But as fate would have it, Sarrazin herself kept running into trouble with the law, even as she became a star. She died from a botched surgery at the height of her fame. Sarrazin’s life and work (her novels are semi-autobiographical) have been the subject of intense fascination in France; a new adaptation of Astragal is currently being filmed. Patti Smith, who brought Astragal to the attention of New Directions, contributes an enthusiastic introduction to one of her favorite writers.
Author: Doug Marlette
Following an emotional breakdown, New York City newspaper columnist Carter Ransom returns home to Mississippi to confront his formidable father and a traumatic past marked by a twenty-five-year-old unsolved civil rights murder case that shattered his family. By the author of The Bridge. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Friedrich Kluge, Frederick Lutz
Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
When fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane's mother dies, social services sends him to a home for boys where intimidation and violence keep order. After a number of fights and brutal punishments, Nick thinks that life can't possibly get any worse . . . until he realizes that the home's respected deputy head, who has been grooming him with sweets and solace, has something more frightening in mind. Acclaimed writer and truth-teller Melvin Burgess brings us, with Dickensian scope and compelling narrative drive, his most ambitious book yet.
Author: Luc Lang, Rory Mulholland
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
This is a love story, narrated by one of the protagonists, Henry Blain, a prison cook. Blain, a sixty-something Liverpudlian, is an unreconstructed male, Shakespeare lover, adulterator of food, and a murderer. The prison he works in is called Strangeways. The love affair, with a 50-year-old reporter with the ANGLICAN TRIBUNE, takes place against the background of the 1990 seige. At first vilified by the prisoners ¿ who understandably blame him for the quality of the food they¿re served and devastate his garden with missiles flung from the roof ¿ Blain later becomes their hero. Along the way we learn he has murdered two of his wives, one mistress and a blackmailer, and buried them in the garden. A meditation on food and digestion, with a large measure of sex and fantasy and a handful of murders thrown in, this is an anarchic, funny, irreverent novel.
Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
Molly's parents have been snatched by the mysterious WWI. Luckily, Molly's granddad knows all about the Wicked Women's Institute, and the super-human powers of the Scarlet Sorceress. Highly comic, with zany illustrations.