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  • Rusty Brown

    Chris Ware

    The week after I finished the last page of Jimmy Corrigan I immediately started a new long story based on characters who had originated as parodies, but whom now I wanted to humanize... amidst a setting of memories of my Omaha childhood and Nebraska upbringing.' (Chris Ware, Monograph) Now twenty years later, Ware is publishing Rusty Brown in book form. Brown is shown as a young Nebraskan boy and as a man approaching middle age, who has a lifelong obsession with collecting action figures and similar pop cultural detritus, particularly Supergirl. Rusty Brown's only friend throughout his life is Chalky White. White is also a collector of G.I. Joe and other action figures, but gives up collecting as he grows up, gets married, and starts a family, unlike his friend Rusty, who remains locked in a permanent manchild state, always looking for elements of his lost childhood. A recurring theme in the series is Rusty's greedy, egocentric, and bold behaviour opposed to Chalky's kind, timid, and often naive nature. Rusty is often utilizing tricks to swindle Chalky of his action figures, while Chalky, being highly gullible, is never able to see through Rusty's true nature.

  • Anglais Némésis

    Philip Roth

    Focusing on Cantor's dilemmas as polio begins to ravage his playground - and on the everyday realities he faces - this title leads us through various emotions such a pestilence can breed: the fear, the panic, the anger, the bewilderment, the suffering, and the pain.

  • Anglais Indignation

    Philip Roth

    It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. This book tells the story of the young man's education in life's terrifying chances and bizarre obstructions.


    Alison Bechdel

    DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the SENSATIONAL LONDON MUSICAL The award-winning musical adaptation that took America by storm now playing to five star reviews at the Young Vic 'A sapphic graphic treat' The Times A moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this.

    Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.

    Interweaving between childhood memories, college life and present day, and through narrative that is equally heartbreaking and fiercely funny, Alison looks back on her complex relationship with her father and finds they had more in common than she ever knew.

    ---- 'A groundbreaking masterpiece' The Independent 'A finely woven blend of yearning and euphoric fantasy' Evening Standard

  • Quichotte

    Salman Rushdie

    Sir Salman Rushdie has received many awards for his writing, including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

  • Ghost world

    Daniel Clowes

    Ghost World is the story of Enid and Rebecca, teenage friends facing the unwelcome prospect of adulthood, and the uncertain future of their complicated relationship. Clowes conjures a balanced semblance, both tender and objective, of their fragile existence, capturing the mundane thrills and hourly tragedies of a waning adolescence, as he follows a tenuous narrative thread through the fragmented lives of these two fully realised young women.

  • Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it.

  • Patience

    Daniel Clowes

    2012. Jack Barlow retrouve à son domicile Patience, sa petite amie enceinte, assassinée.
    2029. Toujours hanté par le meurtre de Patience, Jack Barlow entend parler d'un homme qui aurait inventé une machine à remonter le temps.
    À la page suivante, Jack se retrouve propulsé en 2006, observant Patience pendant ses rendez-vous galants avec différents hommes. Et si l'un d'eux était le meurtrier ?

  • Dragman

    Steven Appleby

    Dragman tells the story of August Crimp, a man who has superpowers when he puts on women's clothes. August loves wearing a dress but is deeply ashamed of his compulsion and terrified of rejection should it ever come out. So he tells no one. Not even his wife. But then one day a little girl falls from the rooftop cafe at the Art Museum and August has no choice but to fly and save her - an event witnessed by hundreds of people.

    And August Crimp's life is never the same again.

    Dragman is Steven Appleby's first long-form graphic thriller. Inspired by the superhero comics he read as a child and informed by his own secret life as a transvestite, Steven Appleby has created a multi-layered, tightly plotted, cleverly structured novel with a compulsive forward drive in which August battles greed, evil and his own self-doubt in a fight to save himself, his marriage - and the human soul. A real page turner, Dragman brims with humanity, subtlety and wit - plus plenty of Steven Appleby's oblique and absurdly imaginative musings on 'what is life really all about?' Fans of Steven Appleby's unmistakable drawing style, as seen in his many books and in comic strips such as Captain Star (NME, Observer), Small Birds Singing (The Times), and Loomus (Guardian), will not be disappointed.

  • Tamara Drewe

    Posy Simmonds

    Tamara Drewe, son nez refait, ses jambes sans fin et ses airs de princesse sexuelle.
    La chroniqueuse trash revient semer panique et confusion à Ewedown, le village à la Gainsborough où une population rurale rêvant de la ville cohabite avec une colonie d'exilés bobos acharnés à faire revivre une campagne fantasmée.
    Ben, Andy et Nicholas, le triangle de mâles en chasse se reforme autour de la belle amazone, sous l'oeil toujours concupiscent de Glen, l'universitaire obèse en panne d'inspiration, et celui, douloureusement humain, de Beth, la bonne fée de Stonefield, retraite pour écrivains surmenés.
    Casey et Jody, les adolescentes locales, abreuvées de presse people, hypnotisées par la foire aux vanités londonienne, sont là aussi. Le tout prend force et vie sous la caméra du maître du cinéma britannique Stephen Frears. L'homme qui nous fit découvrir Hanif Kureishi, relire les Liaisons Dangereuses, regarder the Queen d'un autre oeil, se risque à l'adaptation d'un graphic novel.

  • Palestine

    Joe Sacco

    In late l991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes. Upon returning to the United States he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation. He captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable image, with great insight and remarkable humour.

    The nine-issue comics series won a l996 American Book Award. It is now published for the first time in one volume, befitting its status as one of the great classics of graphic non-fiction.

  • Gemma Bovery

    Posy Simmonds

    The brilliant graphic novel behind the major new film starring Gemma Aterton ( Quantum of Solace ), Jason Flemyng ( Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ), Fabrice Luchini ( In the House ) and Mel Raido ( Spooks ) Gemma is the bored, pretty second wife of Charlie Bovery, the reluctant stepmother of his children and the bete-noire of his ex-wife. Gemma''s sudden windfall and distaste for London take them across the Channel to Normandy, where the charms of French country living soon wear off. Is it a coincidence that Gemma Bovery has a name rather like Flaubert''s notorious heroine? Is it by chance that, like Madame Bovary, Gemma is bored, adulterous, and a bad credit risk? Is she inevitably doomed? These questions consume Gemma''s neighbour, the intellectual baker, Joubert. Denying voyeurism, but nevertheless noting every change in the fit of her jeans, every addition to Gemma''s wardrobe, her love-bites and lovers, Joubert, with the help of the heroine''s diaries, follows her path towards ruin. Adultery and its consequences. Disappointment and deception. The English in France. Fat and slim. Then and now.

  • Inside story

    Martin Amis

    This extraordinary novel gives the reader the heart-to-heart testimony of one of our finest writers - a wonder of literary invention and a boisterous modern classic His most intimate and epic work to date, Inside Story is the unseen portrait of Martin Amis'' extraordinary life, as a man and a writer. This novel had its birth in a death - that of the author''s closest friend, Christopher Hitchens. We also encounter the vibrant characters who have helped define Martin Amis, from his father Kingsley, to his hero Saul Bellow, from Philip Larkin to Iris Murdoch and Elizabeth Jane Howard, and to the person who captivated his twenties, the alluringly amoral Phoebe Phelps. What begins as a thrilling tale of romantic entanglements, family and friendship, evolves into a tender, witty exploration of the hardest questions: how to live, how to grieve, and how to die? In his search for answers, Amis surveys the great horrors of the twentieth century, and the still unfolding impact of the 9/11 attacks on the twenty-first - and what all this has taught him about how to be a writer. The result is one of Amis'' greatest achievements: a love letter to life that is at once exuberant, meditative, heartbreaking and ebullient, to be savoured and cherished for many years to come.

  • David Boring

    Daniel Clowes

    En conjuguant au sein d'un même récit les pistes explorées auparavant dans Comme un gant de velours et Ghost World, Daniel Clowes aboutit quinze ans de recherche et nous offre le livre de la maturité. Mêlant observation pointue des sentiments et ambiances à la limite du fantastique, il dresse un époustouflant portrait de l'adolescence en quête d'identité et signe son chef-d'oeuvre. Publié dans son pays par un éditeur de littérature au même titre que les ouvrages d'écrivains contemporains, ce livre a été salué par la critique comme la preuve ( enfin ! ) que la bande dessinée était une écriture à part entière.

  • City on fire

    Garth Risk Hallberg

    ''The best book we''ve done on the Book Club this year'' - Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club ''A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power'' - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times ''Love The Wire ? Then read this'' - GQ ''Extraordinary...dazzling... a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York'' - Observer ''You''re soon zipping through Hallberg''s vividly realised New York like a child discovering Hogwarts for the first time'' - The Times ''The kind of exuberant, zeitgeisty novel, like The Bonfire of the Vanities or The Goldfinch, that you''ll either love, hate or pretend to have read'' - Vogue ''The hype is justified: this is the year''s must-read book'' - Shortlist NEW YORK. 1977. BE THERE WHEN IT EXPLODES. It''s New Year''s Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the edge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and amidst the fireworks, an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring together a rich cast of New Yorkers. From the reluctant heirs to one of the city''s greatest fortunes, to a couple of Long Island kids drawn to the punk scene downtown. From the newly arrived and enchanted, to those so sick of the city they want to burn it to the ground. All these lives are connected to one another - and to the life that still clings to that body in the park. Whether they know it or not, they are bound up in the same story - a story where history and revolution, love and art, crime and conspiracy are all packed into a single shell, ready to explode. Then, on July 13th, 1977, the lights go out in New York City.

  • **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS** Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century . In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world''s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

  • Clowes's fan-favorite Eisner Award-winning story, originally serialized in "The New York Times Magazine," is now collected and includes 40 pages of new material.

  • Anglais Wilson

    Daniel Clowes

    Avec Wilson, Clowes revisite sa thématique fétiche, à savoir la médiocrité humaine, la portant à un nouveau degré d'excellence.
    Clowes nous offre une tranche de pessimisme brillamment découpée et magnifiquement dessinée. À l'heure où les bons sentiments sont légions, il fait bon de lire ce chef-d'oeuvre remarquable de misanthropie.

  • Ice haven

    Daniel Clowes

    Daniel Clowes est né à Chicago où, un jour de 1924, deux étudiants assassinèrent par ennui leur jeune voisin, et le souvenir de Leopold et Loeb hante les pages de Ice haven. Cet album raconte comment la disparition d'un petit garçon bouleverse la routine d'une bourgade du Midwest, repliée sur ellemême, et met à jour la solitude et la frustration de ses habitants. L'auteur de David Boring marche ici sur les traces d'Edward Hopper ou de Charles Schultz et cartographie la terrible mélancolie du quotidien. Derrière l'ironie transparaît une empathie profonde pour les prisonniers de Ice Haven, qui ne cessent de se heurter aux barreaux de leur cage en cherchant aveuglément une issue à leurs rêves.

  • Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and The Noise of Time. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life. In 2017 he was awarded the Legion d'honneur.