Vivre le meilleur des choses à Brooklyn, être amoureux à soixante ans comme à trente, se marier, retrouver les siens, échapper aux sectes, marcher sous le ciel bleu à 8 heures du matin, s'enflammer pour Henry David Thoreau et Edgar Allan Poe. Etre heureux, encore, mais pour combien de temps en Amérique ?...
"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal." So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.
Poet and student Adam Walker meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent, seductive girlfriend, Margot, sending Adam into a perverse triangle that leads to a shocking act of violence that will alter his life.
En 1956, sentant sa fin prochaine, le révérend John Ames rédige à l'attention de son très jeune fils une longue lettre en forme de méditation. seul héritage que sa pauvreté matérielle l'autorise à transmettre. Ames a lui-même pour père un prêcheur de l'Iowa et pour grand-père un pasteur engagé, durant la guerre civile. clans la lutte pour l'abolition de l'esclavage. En rapportant les tensions dont il fut le témoin entre l'ardent pacifisme de l'un et l'activisme parfois pour le moins belliqueux de l'autre, le révérend Ames tisse, au fil des pages, le motif du lien sacré qui, entre tendresse et inévitables conflits, unit les pères aux fils. De l'exercice du souvenir aux illuminations qu'une pratique intègre de la foi peut dérober à la contingence, des défaites de l'esprit à ses incertaines victoires, des enivrements de la chair ou des errements du coeur aux vertiges du mysticisme. c'est dans une langue aussi émouvante qu'elle est admirablement soutenue et inspirée, que Marilynne Robinson, à travers l'ultime sermon du révérend Aines, élève à l'étrange et merveilleuse grâce de vivre un hymne superbe, ample comme le pays dont il narre, à sa façon, l'histoire, exigeant comme toute quête spirituelle véritable, bouleversant comme une prière.
Sunset Park explore la question de l'état de son pays : sept ans après l'effondrement des Twin Towers, la crise des subprimes, portant un nouveau coup au rêve américain, oblige les individus à une douloureuse et radicale révision de la manière d'appréhender leur propre histoire à l'heure du crépuscule annoncé des valeurs.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM DIRECTOR LUCA GUADAGNINO, STARRING ARMIE HAMMER AND TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion.
After a young writer leaves his Swiss mountain village to experience the world, his illusions are crushed by the suffering he witnesses, until a friendship with an invalid restores his hope.
The National Book Award-winning author chronicles the ordinary life of a woman named Marie, from her childhood to old age, as she experiences the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn, in this novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived.
A novel of three women whose lives become intertwined during the 1950s spans the nation, from New York to Los Angeles, and follows them to a haunting and surprising conclusion.
A sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall depicts the downfall of Anne Boleyn at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
A New York Times Bestseller Peter and Rebecca Harris, midforties, are prosperous denizens of Manhattan. He's an art dealer, she's an editor. They live well. They have their troubles-their ebbing passions, their wayward daughter, and certain doubts about their careers-but they feel as though they're happy. Happy enough. Until Rebecca's much younger, look-alike brother, Ethan (known in the family as Mizzy, short for the Mistake), comes to visit. And after he arrives, nothing will ever be the same again. This poetic and compelling masterpiece is a heartbreaking look at a marriage and the way we now live. Full of shocks and aftershocks, By Nightfall is a novel about the uses and meaning of beauty, and the place of love in our lives.
A collection of the author's best "New Yorker" essays on music covers everything from classical music to the top pop hits.
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Beautiful World, Where Are You is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends . Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he''d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young-but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?