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  • Anglais SERENA

    Ron Rash

    • Canongate books
    • 1 Juillet 2010

    Lady Macbeth rewritten in this novel of passion and revenge set in the USA

  • Anglais Stone junction

    Jim Dodge

    • Canongate books
    • 4 Août 2011

    Starting with his mother's 'roundhouse' right to a nun's jaw, Stone Junction is a modern odyssey of one man's quest for knowledge and understanding in a world where revenge, betrayal, revolution, mind-bending chemicals, magic and murder are the norm.

    With jaw-dropping scope, a stiletto-sharp wit and an array of utterly bizarre characters, Jim Dodge has woven a mesmerising and age-defining tale. Like a river constantly changing direction, Stone Junction is both stomach-clutching hilarious and heart-rendingly sad - but always utterly compelling.

    Prepare to step into a world where nothing is ever as it seems.

  • Anglais Academy Street

    Mary Costello

    • Canongate books
    • 15 Novembre 2014

    Growing up in the west of Ireland in the 1940s Tess is a shy introverted child. But beneath her quiet exterior lies a heart of fire. A fire that will later drive her to make her home among the hurly burly of 1960s New York.

  • Anglais Sarah Thornhill

    Kate Grenville

    • Canongate books
    • 2 Février 2012

    Sarah and Jack have never doubted that they are made for each other. But there is someone in Sarah's family who will not tolerate the relationship. The reason lies in both the past and the present, and it will take Sarah across an ocean to a place she never imagined she would be. Kate Grenville takes us back to the Australia of The Secret River in this novel about love, tangled histories and how it matters to keep stories alive.

  • Anglais Lanark

    Alasdair Gray

    • Canongate books
    • 4 Août 2011

    Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying. Widely recognised as a modern classic, Alasdair Gray's magnum opus was first published in 1981 and immediately established him as one of Britain's leading writers. Comparisons have been made to Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. This timely new edition should cement his reputation as one of our greatest living writers.

  • Anglais The game

    Neil Strauss

    • Canongate books
    • 19 Mai 2006

    An everyday man transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed, he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.

  • Anglais ASK THE DUST

    John Fante

    • Canongate books
    • 6 Septembre 2018

    Introduction par Charles BUKOWSKI Arturo Bandini arrives in Los Angeles with big dreams. But the reality he finds is a city gripped by poverty. When he makes a small fortune from the publication of a short story, he reinvents himself, indulging in expensive clothes, fine food and downtown strip clubs. But Bandini's delusions take a worrying turn when he is drawn into a relationship with Camilla Lopez, a beautiful but troubled young woman who will be responsible for his greatest downfall. Ask the Dust is an unforgettable novel about outsiders looking in on a town built on celluloid dreams.

  • Anglais THE PENELOPIAD

    Margaret Atwood

    • Canongate books
    • 4 Avril 2006

    When Odysseus goes off to fight the Trojan War, his wife Penelope manages to keep over a hundred suitors at bay. When Odysseus comes home, he kills her suitors and - curiously - twelve of her maids. What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? This book sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery.

  • Anglais REASONS TO STAY ALIVE

    Matt Haig

    • Canongate books
    • 7 Janvier 2016

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."

  • Anglais ABOVE THE WATERFALL

    Ron Rash

    • Canongate books
    • 2 Mars 2017

    Les Clary's final case has broken the still surface of his backwater town. Becky, a park ranger with her own mysterious past, shares Les's consolation in the natural world that lies just beyond their hopelessly broken town. As Les and Becky explore of the county's lyrically beautiful landscape, they finds themselves led deeper into the heart of the town's corruption, and into the darkness of their own ruptured histories. This haunting novel is a poetic journey into the wilderness of the heart.

  • Anglais Under the skin

    Michel Faber

    • Canongate books
    • 4 Août 2011

    Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Michel Faber's debut novel is an outstanding piece of fiction that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

  • Anglais LIFE OF PI

    Yann Martel

    • Canongate books
    • 5 Juillet 2018

    The Man Booker prize-winning novel is reissued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the award. A boy named Pi, an orangutan, a tiger, a hyena and a zebra float on a raft in the Pacific in the aftermath of the sinking of a cargo ship, setting the scene for an adventure in memory and imagination enjoyed by readers since publication.

  • Anglais HAM ON RYE

    Charles Bukowski

    • Canongate books
    • 4 Août 2011

    Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA.

    Ham on Rye follows the path of Bukowski's alter-ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection and into the beginning of a long and successful career in alcoholism. The novel begins against the backdrop of an America devastated by the Depression and takes the Chinaski legend up to the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Arguably Bukowski's finest novel.

  • Anglais DREAMING OF BABYLON - A PRIVATE EYE NOVEL 1942

    Richard Brautigan

    • Canongate books
    • 3 Août 2017

    When you hire C.Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. And when Card is hired to steal a body from the morgue, he needs to stop dreaming, find bullets for his gun and get there before someone else does. Not since Trout Fishing in America has Brautigan so successfully combined his wild sense of humour with his famous poetic imagination. In this parody of the hard-boiled crime novel, the adventures of seedy, not-too-bright C.Card are a delight to both the mind and the heart.

  • Anglais The audacity of hope

    Barack Obama

    • Canongate books
    • 14 Août 2008

    Barack Obama's success in becoming President-Elect of the United States means he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to the world. In this book, he discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed.

  • Anglais The brotherhood of the grape

    John Fante

    • Canongate books
    • 16 Mars 2005

    Henry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his aging parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons.

  • Anglais THE BANDINI QUARTET

    John Fante

    • Canongate books
    • 21 Juin 2004

    Modern fictionOmnibus edition including: Wait Until Spring, Bandini, The Road To Los Angeles, Ask The Dust and Dreams From Bunker Hill.

  • Anglais WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI

    John Fante

    • Canongate books
    • 18 Juillet 2007

    A tale of a turbulent adolescent trying to break out of the suffocating, prison-like confinements of family, poverty and religion in a small town. This work tells the story of a winter in the childhood of Arturo Bandini, oldest son of Italian immigrants living in Colorado during the Great Depression.

  • Anglais THE HUMANS

    Matt Haig

    • Canongate books
    • 9 Août 2018

    THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE? After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where he is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst an alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. Who is he really? And what could make someone change their mind about the human race . . . ?

  • Anglais Hollywood

    Charles Bukowski

    • Canongate books
    • 27 Juin 2007

    Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns, revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter. This work provides a glimpse into the endless negotiations and back-stabbings of La-la land that lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry.

  • Anglais The Cove

    Ron Rash

    • Canongate books
    • 17 Janvier 2013

    It is 1918 and the world is at war. But this feels a million miles away for Laurel Shelton. In the house where her parents toiled and died, in the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains, Laurel aches for her life to begin.

  • The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama, determined to learn the truth of his father's life.

  • Anglais DRIVE

    Daniel H. Pink

    • Canongate books
    • 18 Janvier 2011

    A book that will change how you think and transform how you live

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