New books have arrived, French contemporary literature that revolves around the theme of travelling.

We suggest you a short trip around the world. In Indigo, a novel by Catherine Cusset, you will find four French people together in South-India for a cultural festival, and Laura Alcoba’s novel Les Passagers de l’Anna C. will make you cross the Atlantic with young Argentinians leaving their country in the 1960s to find the Che Guevara. François Garde tells in his novel Ce qu’il advint du sauvage blanc the story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young sailor who was forgotten in Australia in the 19th century and was found seventeen years later. Laurent Binet sets his novel HHhH in Czechoslovakia during the Second World War, whereas Jean-Christophe Rufin writes the memoirs of Jacques Coeur, who travelled around the Mediterranean Sea at the times of Hundred Years’ War, in his novel Le grand Coeur. Daniel Pennac’s Journal d’un corps is the diary of a man’s body, exploring his senses. Jean-Jacques Schuhl, in his short stories Obsessions, presents various images of himself as a dandy, and finally, Antoine Laurain in La femme au carnet rouge, tells about Laurent looking for a woman whose purse has been stolen.

 

Come to the library to discover our new books!