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Romans en anglais
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1er semestre 2010

Ian McEWAN (United Kingdom)
J. Cape

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. When Beard’s professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.

Richard FLANAGAN (Australia)
Atlantic Books
In 1841, and in the remote penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl wearing a red silk dress sits for her portrait. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island’s governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization - one that will determine whether science, Christianity and reason can be imposed in place of savagery, impulse and desire.

Janet FRAME (New Zealand)
Prizes : Selected short stories
Her first collection, "The Lagoon and Other Stories", published in 1954, was written while Frame stayed in a mental hospital. This new anthology spans her lifetime and includes the best of four published collections"The Lagoon and Other Stories, Snowman Snowman : Fables and Fantasies, The Reservoir : Stories and Sketches", and "You Are Now Entering the Human Heart"plus five previously unpublished stories. Often melancholy but containing wonderful detail, imagery, and emotion, her works cover a wide range of topics like childhood, madness, relationships, identity, and more.

Janet FRAME (New Zealand)
Faces in the water
This novel depicts the confinement of the mad and the banishment and punishment of those whose only reaction to an insane world is to enter a realm of self-creation.

Hugo HAMILTON (Ireland)
Fourth Estate
Gregor Liedmann is a Jewish man now in his sixties. He’s an old rocker who ran away from home, a trumpet player, a revolutionary stone-thrower left over from the 1968 generation. On a single day spent gathering fruit in an orchard outside Berlin with family and friends, Gregor looks back over his life, sifting through fact and memory in order to establish the truth. What happened on that journey south in the final days of the war ?

Adam HASLETT (United States)
Union Atlantic
Doug Fanning is a Gulf war veteran turned banker at the vast investment bank Union Atlantic, he is the epitome of Wall Street success. Charlotte Graves lives in self-imposed exile deep in the forests of rural Massachusetts. When Fanning decides to build himself a sprawling mansion adjacent to her home, her isolation is threatened and she determines to evict him from his land and, if she can, his kind from her country...

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