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Romans en anglais
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BoydenThree day road
Joseph BOYDEN (Canada)
Phoenix
- ANG R BOY
Niska is reunited with her nephew, Xavier, after he returns from the horrors of the First World War. As she slowly paddles her canoe on the 3-day journey to take him home, traveling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Canada, their respective stories emerge.

Through Black Spruce
Joseph BOYDEN (Canada)
Weidenfeld & Nicholson
- ANG R BOY
Fifteen years after the death of their patriarch Xavier, the Bird Clan finds itself struggling to survive on the hardscrabble reservation they call home. "Through Black Spruce" paints aboriginal life in a contemporary world, full of the dangers, desperation and harsh beauty of both the forest and the city. It’s an utterly unforgettable consideration of the search for identity and the strength of family love.

And the hippos were boiled in their tanks
William S. BURROUGHS and Jack KEROUAC (United States)
Penguin (Penguin classics)
- ANG R BUR
In 1944, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs were charged as accessories to murder. One of their friends, Lucien Carr, had stabbed another, David Kammerrer. Carr had come to each of them and confessed ; Kerouac helped him get rid of the weapon - neither told the police. For this failing they were arrested. Months later, the two writers - unpublished at the time - collaborated on “And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks”, a fictionalized account of the summer of the killing.

His illegal self
Peter CAREY (Australia)
Faber & Faber
- ANG R CAR
Raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, Che, the precocious son of 60s radicals, just wants to see his parents. But first he must become an outlaw himself, fleeing to a hippy commune in the jungle of tropical Queensland, where he is forced to slowly, bravely, confront his life.

The Death of Bunny Munro
Nick CAVE (United Kingdom)
Canongate
- ANG R CAV
“The Death of Bunny Munro” recounts the last journey of a salesman in search of a soul. Following the suicide of his wife, Bunny, a door-to-door salesman and lothario, takes his son on a trip along the south coast of England. He is about to discover that his days are numbered.

Sacred games
Vikram CHANDRA (India)
Faber & Faber
- ANG R CHA
Sartaj, the only Sikh inspector in the whole of Mumbai, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But ’the silky Sikh’ is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip-off as to the secret hideout of the legendary boss of the G-company, he’s determined that he’ll be the one to collect the prize...

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