1992, fin de l'été en Estonie. L'Union soviétique s'effondre et la population fête le départ des Russes. Sauf la vieille Aliide, qui redoute les pillages et vit terrée dans sa ferme. Lorsqu'elle trouve dans son jardin Zara, une jeune femme que des mafieux russes ont obligée à se prostituer à Berlin, meurtrie, en fuite, elle hésite à l'accueillir. Pourtant, une amitié finit par naître entre Zara et elle. Aliide aussi a connu la violence et l'humiliation... A travers ces destins croisés pleins de bruit et de fureur, c'est cinquante ans d'histoire de l'Estonie que fait défiler Sofi Oksanen.
Un très grand livre sur le mensonge et la peur. On en sort ébloui par la maîtrise et secoué par le propos. Alexandre Fillon, Lire.
Un livre âpre et dur qui met en parallèle la violence sur les femmes et sur les peuples. Augustin Trapenard, Elle.
A thrilling novel that explores private fears, public hysteria and the art of music, by one of America's most important living writers. 'Orfeo' is inspired by the fascinating real-life account of Steve Kurts, the bio-artist wrongly arrested for terrorism by the FBI and prosecuted by the American Government for four years. In a story of one man running for his life, Richard Powers shows how all of us are perilously close to crossing the blurred boundary that separates state security and state persecution. Longlisted for the 2014 Booker Prize.
Lost in the woods, two boys form a bond - one that will last a lifetime of broken hearts, broken bones and broken dreams. The new novel by critically acclaimed Craig Davidson is at once a tough, visceral story of masculinity and a powerfully sensitive elegy to childhood friendship
This work is a personal reminiscence and a guide to solving crossword puzzles. Each chapter starts with a clue and uses anecdote, history and autobiography to solve it, in the process describing something of what it means to love England.
From the author of Sharp Teeth, comes a novel of postwar Paris, of star-crossed love and Cold War espionage, of bloodthirsty witches and a police inspector turned into a flea...and that's just the beginning.But while Toby Barlow's Babayaga may start as just a joyful love-letter to the City of Light, it quickly grows into a daring, moving exploration of love, mortality, and responsibility.
An unforgettably atmospheric debut from a rising star about a young woman's disappearance and a lonely man's obsession with discovering the truth. Three years ago, Lelle's daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. He has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under a midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter, for himself and for redemption.
A frank, smart and endearing literary memoir of growing up as the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the rapidly changing Silicon Valley of the tech boom. This is her poignant story of family, of growing up, and of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes - an unforgettable portrait of her complex relationship with her parents and their fascinating worlds.