Le bain et la douche froide: Recueil de nouvelles (ROMAN) by Mélanie Richoz

By Mélanie Richoz

Vingt-quatre nouvelles. Autant de tranches de vie frappantes de réalisme...

« Elle fait des va-et-vient le lengthy de los angeles petite plage, sans pouvoir s’arrêter. Elle essaie de rester calme.
Elle est eau, elle est douceur.
Mais rage à l’intérieur. Torrent.
Pendant que sa voix sourit dans le combiné,
pendant que sa voix d’ingénue ment,
elle pleure. »

Découvrez ce recueil de vingt-quatre nouvelles cruelles d’humanité


Papa est chauffeur de poids lourd. Maman, vendeuse. « Avec CFC? », lui a requirementé sèchement los angeles dame. Maman a acquiescé d’un timide hochement de tête et l. a. dame a tracé une petite croix dans une case prévue à cet effet sur un rfile qu’elle recouvre d’annotations illisibles.

Papa ne voulait pas d’une femme qui stability du cul en ville et qui excite les mâles en rut ; alors à ma naissance, il y a onze ans, elle a laissé tomber l. a. vente et s’est consacrée à son lobby, à nous. Jusqu’à l’année dernière, elle faisait le ménage, l. a. lessive, l. a. vaisselle et les classes. Sur le petit meuble à l’entrée, il y avait toujours un bouquet de fleurs fraîchement cueillies qui parfumait le hall. Mais plus maintenant. Maintenant, le vase est vide, sale et vide, elle dort jusqu’à midi et pleure le reste de los angeles journée.


- « Après deux romans (Mue et Tourterelle), Mélanie Richoz est profit à une forme brève particulièrement adaptée à sa plume incisive, qui fouille le quotidien, les émotions.» - La Gruyère

- « Dans ces courtes évocations, certains mots osent l. a. liberté du poème, expulsés à los angeles ligne pour créer des blancs, des ruptures qui rythment une prose déjà sûre.» - La Liberté

- « Mélanie Richoz ouvre (...) des fenêtres sur de multiples facets des forces et des faiblesses humaines, baignées tant d'ombre que de lumière.» - Le Courrier

« Courtes, incisives, parfois dérangeantes, le moins que l'on puisse dire est que les nouvelles de Mélanie Richoz ne laissent personne indifférent avec des thèmes tantôt crus, tantôt sensibles, mais toujours emmenés par une écriture efficace et pleine de sensations. » Audrey Carron, libraire – Payot-Sion

« La nouvelliste fribourgeoise souffle le chaud et le froid, en virtuose. Ses créatures valdinguent dans tous les sens... Et tourne le manège de los angeles cruauté ordinaire. » Marlène Métrailler –  Radio Télévision Suisse


Mélanie Richoz compte aujourd'hui plusieurs guides à son actif, notamment Tourterelle (2012) et Je croyais que (2010). Elle avait également obtenu l. a. Bourse d’Encouragement à los angeles Création Littéraire du Canton de Fribourg 2011-2012 pour l’écriture de Mue, son deuxième roman.

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Mother's Day: Song of a Sad Mother by Carmen-Francesca Banciu,Zoe-Annamaria Hawkins

By Carmen-Francesca Banciu,Zoe-Annamaria Hawkins

Maria-Maria had damaged clear of her domineering mom lengthy earlier than her actual loss of life, or at the least she proposal she had. Neither mother's merciless lashings nor her slicing feedback had avoided her from rejecting the values and beliefs that her authoritarian and Communist party-line- towing mom and dad held so dearly. To their crushing dismay, she wouldn't install her creative abilities towards embodying the Ceaucescian version of the “new human.” fairly the opposite, she was once going to enjoy being imperfect, and embark on a trip of self-exploration so as to observe what it skill to be a self that isn't outlined through being her mother's daughter or a mom to her personal daughter. placing every little thing at stake to detach from the primal bond that either oppresses and eludes her, Maria-Maria opens herself as much as, and achieves, the unexpected.

Banciu explores an uncompromising fight for selfhood in a unique voice that's susceptible and actual, emotional, and unsparingly sincere. past a literary learn of the advanced dynamics that inextricably bind and repel moms and daughters, Banciu's Mother's Day - tune of a tragic mom is a brave mirrored image on what it capability to develop into and settle for one's self with the entire renunciations and rewards that this fraught trip involves. (Elena Mancini)

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The Time Of Women by Elena Chizhova

By Elena Chizhova

The Russian Booker Prize profitable novel “The Time of ladies” tells the tale of 3 previous ladies elevating a small mute lady, Suzanna, in a communal condominium within the Soviet Union of the Sixties. thoughts of worry in first cataclysmic half the century, in addition to the lack of their very own youngsters, have receded within the historical past of daily concerns – akin to the best way to defend flour from one season to the subsequent, or find out how to have enough money a wool go well with for the 7-year-old lady.

Antonina, a manufacturing unit employee and unmarried mom, will get a room in a communal condominium that she and her little lady proportion with 3 aged ladies. All have misplaced their households and develop into “grannies” to little Suzanna. She responds to their tales in regards to the Revolution, the early days of the Soviet Union, and the blockade and hunger of worldwide conflict II through drawing appealing images, yet she continues to be mute. If the experts discover she is going to be taken from her domestic and despatched to an establishment. while Antonina falls desperately in poor health, the grannies are confronted with the truth of wasting the little lady they love – until a stepfather are available prior to it's too past due. And during this “time of women”, what they wish is simply just a little kindness and cooperation from a man.

The novel incorporates a number of characters representing a college of Soviet society, which basically looks equivalent and to regard all its electorate alike: the previous aristocracy, the intelligentsia, villagers secretly mocking communist beliefs whereas hoping just for God's aid, low-level social gathering officers, exchange union individuals ardently unswerving to the Soviet Union, manufacturing unit employees simply commencing to think within the merits of Soviet society and hoping that in the future it's going to truly be attainable to have a bathing computer at domestic.

The emotional rigidity of the e-book with its complex narrative constitution, shifting the conversing voice from one personality to a different, has aroused the curiosity of theater administrators: it's been effectively learned as a play by means of the well-known Moscow Sovremennik Theater ("The Contemporary") and the Saint Petersburg Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater.

This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:

Translated through Simon Patterson including Nina Chordas.

Edited by means of Nina Chordas.

Front disguise representation by way of Ivanna Mikhailenko.

Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher), 

Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director), 

Yana Kovalskaya.

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City of Light by Daniel Almand

By Daniel Almand

"Sylvia, my little woman from the forest..."

Sylvia Trocadero, a junior-level company attorney, is a emerging celebrity at Taylor & Hitch funding options. She is a skilled, clever younger girl with fantastic debating abilities, an excellent educational heritage, and an uncanny instinct. luck in either her occupation and private existence turns out nearby until eventually her bosses supply her an strange task.

She is tasked with getting a bestselling novelist to signal a multi-million buck, ten-year agreement. She meets the guy in Paris, made up our minds to be successful and obtain the tremendous bonus and advertising she has been provided as a gift. however the client's stubbornness and his contempt for her try out not just her specialist acumen yet her very soul. She reluctantly follows the fellow everywhere in the urban, combating him over his refusal to signal the agreement. yet within the technique, whatever occurs that turns Sylvia's international upside down.

Both the writer's phrases and the weird locations they stopover at, together with an excellent discovery underneath the streets of Paris, resurrect an extended misplaced dream in her center and a bad tragedy from her prior. by means of the top of the negotiations, Sylvia is confronted with a daunting selection and needs to make certain no matter if her precise wishes are worthy wasting every thing she’s accomplished...

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Sunlight Parted by Sean Michael Redenbaugh

By Sean Michael Redenbaugh

Seth wakes on my own on a depressing and supernatural beach.  with out reminiscence of the way he arrived and not anything in sight aside from an ominous taking a look seashore condominium, he fights his fears and enters looking for answers.  within, he encounters an item that sends him on an unknown, but incredible, glimpse of what may well or will not be his future.  the following he meets and falls in Love with a woman named Sovannah.
He enters the ever-changing seashore apartment many times, every time looking for extra solutions and extra glimpses of Sovannah, unknowing what may set off one, or the place or whilst in his destiny he may possibly arrive.  Each time, he's reluctantly pulled again to the darkish seashore, in basic terms to wake back in entrance of the mysterious seashore house.  suffering to know the that means of this unusual new global, and combating his expanding anger and shortage of solutions, Seth is eager to study the that means of his scenario, and attempting to piece jointly his lifestyles with with Sovannah that's without end pulled clear of him via a few unseen force... prior to he runs out of time.

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Servant and Mistress by Lucinda Rhys-Evans

By Lucinda Rhys-Evans

A tale of lust and love set in Hong Kong and Japan. An ex-pat educational, Stephen Mason, comes to a decision to show his again on monogamous relationships and examine his submissive facet through writing masochistic fantasies in brief tale shape, and appearing them out with prepared woman companions. Like many managed investigations, despite the fact that, it is going awry while he falls in love with the only accomplice he can by no means have.

A massive, readable tale of obsessive love and off-centre sex.

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Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, Volume One) by Marcel Proust,C. K. Scott Moncrieff

By Marcel Proust,C. K. Scott Moncrieff

the 1st quantity of Proust’s seven-part novel “In seek of misplaced Time,” sometimes called “A Remembrance of items Past,” “Swann’s manner” is the auspicious starting of Proust’s such a lot favorite paintings. A mature, unnamed guy remembers the main points of his common, idyllic life as a delicate and intuitive boy in Combray. For a time, the tale is narrated via his more youthful brain in appealing, virtually dream-like prose. In a next component to the amount, the narrator tells of the excruciating romance of his nation neighbor, Monsieur Swann. The narrator reverts to his early life, the place he starts off a equally hopeless infatuation with Swann’s little daughter, Gilberte. via a fragmented narrative, Proust examines the thematic significance of reminiscence, time, and paintings that attach and interweave the protagonist’s thoughts. thought of to be one of many 20th century’s most vital novels, Proust finally portrays the volatility of human existence during this sweeping contemplation of fact and time. This variation follows the interpretation of C. okay. Scott Moncrieff.

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Armadale (Italian Edition) by Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins

Dopo il successo de l. a. donna in bianco, il romanzo dell’estate 2015 secondo Antonio d’Orrico, proponiamo Armadale, un altro capolavoro di Wilkie Collins, il padre riconosciuto del genere poliziesco.

Romanzo innovativo, con una protagonista incredibilmente maligna, definito da T.S. Eliot il miglior libro dell’autore. Quando l’anziano Allan Armadale fa una confessione terribile in punto di morte, non immagina nemmeno lontanamente le ripercussioni che ne seguiranno: il segreto che rivela coinvolge l. a. misteriosa Lydia Gwilt, tentatrice dai capelli rosso fuoco, bigama, dipendente dal laudano e avvelenatrice di mariti. I suoi maliziosi intrighi carburano los angeles trama di questo dramma appassionante: una storia di identità confuse, maledizioni ereditate, rivalità amorose, spionaggio, denaro… e assassinio. Il personaggio di Lydia Gwilt orripilò i critici dell’epoca, al punto che un recensore los angeles descrisse come «una delle donne maligne più recidive di sempre, i cui espedienti e le cui brame hanno infangato los angeles narrativa». Resta fra le più enigmatiche e affascinanti donne del diciannovesimo secolo, e il cuore nero di questo sensazionale romanzo vittoriano.

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Komm raus da (wtb Wieser Taschenbuch 4) (German Edition) by Egon Christian Leitner

By Egon Christian Leitner

Seit Jahrzehnten simuliert der Katastrophenpsychologe Dörner Unfälle und Katastrophen, politische, technische, ökonomische, z. B. in Städten, Staaten, AKWs. Und zwar, um die Desaster zu verhindern. Er schult seine Versuchspersonen zu diesem guten Zwecke nach. Sein legendäres Erstversuchsland hieß Tanaland, guy könnte heutzutage meinen, es sei Griechenland. Seine Erstversuchsstadt hieß Lohausen, guy könnte heutzutage in der Realität meinen, es seien die bankrotten Gemeinden und Regionen. Und aus Tschernobyl, das Dörner genau rekonstruiert hat, wurde in der jetzigen Realität eben Fukushima.

Der sogenannte Held des Romans "Komm raus da", der hilfsbereite, hilfsbedürftige, lebensfrohe Uwe, Uwe wie Auweh, Held heißt freier Mensch, erlebt am laufenden Band Paraphysisches, Anomien, Ausgeliefertsein, Ausweglosigkeiten, groteske Katastrophen, organisierte Verantwortungslosigkeiten in Hilfseinrichtungen, ein Milgram- und ein Dörnerexperiment nach dem anderen. Einmal etwa will er sein Eigentum einer hochanständigen Hilfseinrichtung zur Verfügung stellen und wird anständig betrogen; und einmal wird ihm über einen anderen Menschen gesagt, er werde nicht überleben, und wenn doch, dann ohne jede höhere geistige Fähigkeit, und dann, dass dieser Mensch einfach nicht therapierbar, nicht rehabilitierbar sei. Aber es ist dann zum Glück alles nicht wahr, aber es ist ein sehr anstrengender Kampf, damit das alles nicht wahr ist. Um dieses und andere Leben eben ein Kampf. Einmal zum Beispiel erlebt er mit, wie ein anderer Mensch in ein berüchtigtes Heim verschleppt wird, in das er nie und nimmer gehört, niemand gehört dorthin, und sie holen ihn da raus, und das riesige Heim wird später wegen der Grausamkeiten darin geschlossen.

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Do Not Find Me by Kathleen Novak

By Kathleen Novak

As a tender guy, Gigi Paulo arrives in big apple and is straight away attracted to a lady he sees in a bar close to Penn Station. ahead of he can strategy her, she is long past. He returns to the bar for weeks, hoping to work out her back, goals of her at evening and searches the crowds for her face. Quiet and cautious, he's not the kind to turn into obsessed through a stranger. yet obsessed he is.

Two years later he meets her at a celebration. Her identify is Corrine. She turns out to love his cooking and the blues albums he collects, yet she by no means remains with him for lengthy. As he discovers the secrets and techniques and violence of her existence, Gigi unearths himself not able to rescue her and rarely in a position to store himself. He flees big apple, yet his obsession with Corrine follows him, even if he returns to his domestic in northern Minnesota, the place he marries, has a daughter, and fishes the deep, quiet lakes he is aware so well.

After he dies, his daughter uncovers her father's wish for this unknown lady, leaving her to query the inherent perils of his existence in addition to her own.

Dark and poetic, don't locate Me strikes among the voices of Gigi Paulo and his daughter with a compelling grace, its haunting undercurrents ultimate lengthy after the tale has ended.

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