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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.

Juliet, naked
Nick HORNBY (United Kingdom)
Riverhead
- ANG R HOR
Annie lives in a dull town on England’s bleak east coast and is in a relationship with Duncan which mirrors the place ; Tucker was once a brilliant songwriter and performer, who’s gone into seclusion in rural America - or at least that’s what his fans think. Duncan is obsessed with Tucker’s work, to the point of derangement, and when Annie dares to go public on her dislike of his latest album, there are quite unexpected, life-changing consequences for all three.

Fireproof
Raj Kamal JHA (India)
Picador
- ANG R JHA
February 2002. A helpless nation watches as the city of Ahmedabad in India is rocked by religious violence. Before sunrise the next day, more than a hundred Muslim men, women and children will be killed, most of them burnt alive. Above the smoke and flames, the dead get together and decide to intervene - in the life of a father whose wife has just given birth to their first child. The novel focuses on conveying the voices of the dead, while exploring a more universal culpability and the workings of conscience and redemption.

Dreams of speaking
Gail JONES (Australia)
Vintage
- ANG R JON
Alice is entranced by the aesthetics of technology and, in every aeroplane flight, every Xerox machine, every neon sign, sees the poetry of modernity. Mr Sakamoto, a survivor of the atomic bomb, is an expert on Alexander Graham Bell. The pair forge an unlikely friendship as Mr Sakamoto regales Alice with stories of twentieth-century invention. His own knowledge begins to inform her writing, and these two solitary beings become a mutual support for each other a long way from home.

The Immigrant
Manju KAPUR (India)
Faber & Faber
- ANG R KAP
Nina is a thirty-year-old English lecturer in New Delhi, living with her widowed mother and struggling to make ends meet. Ananda has recently emigrated to Halifax, Canada ; having spent his twenties painstakingly building his career, he searches for something to complete his new life. When Ananda’s sister proposes an arranged marriage between the two, Nina is uncertain : can she really give up her home and her country to build a new life with a husband she barely knows ? As the two of them struggle to adapt to married life, Nina’s whole world is thrown into question. And as she discovers truths about her husband - both sexual and emotional - her fragile new life in Canada begins to unravel.

An Equal stillness
Francesca KAY (United Kingdom)
Phoenix
- ANG R KAY
Jennet Mallow is born in Yorkshire in the 1920s but her interest in art and creativity alienates her from her family. Jennet moves to London in search of a more exciting life and finds it in her new environment and in the handsome and enigmatic figure of the painter David Heaton. When Jennet falls pregnant, her parents more or less force the two to marry. In the postwar austerity of the 1940s, the young couple struggles to make ends meet. But as Jennet’s own career begins to take off, her relationship with David sours and the two enter a destructive spiral with tragic consequences. Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers

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