1992, fin de l'été en Estonie. L'Union soviétique s'effondre et la population fête le départ des Russes. Sauf la vieille Aliide, qui redoute les pillages et vit terrée dans sa ferme. Lorsqu'elle trouve dans son jardin Zara, une jeune femme que des mafieux russes ont obligée à se prostituer à Berlin, meurtrie, en fuite, elle hésite à l'accueillir. Pourtant, une amitié finit par naître entre Zara et elle. Aliide aussi a connu la violence et l'humiliation... A travers ces destins croisés pleins de bruit et de fureur, c'est cinquante ans d'histoire de l'Estonie que fait défiler Sofi Oksanen.
Un très grand livre sur le mensonge et la peur. On en sort ébloui par la maîtrise et secoué par le propos. Alexandre Fillon, Lire.
Un livre âpre et dur qui met en parallèle la violence sur les femmes et sur les peuples. Augustin Trapenard, Elle.
A thrilling novel that explores private fears, public hysteria and the art of music, by one of America's most important living writers. 'Orfeo' is inspired by the fascinating real-life account of Steve Kurts, the bio-artist wrongly arrested for terrorism by the FBI and prosecuted by the American Government for four years. In a story of one man running for his life, Richard Powers shows how all of us are perilously close to crossing the blurred boundary that separates state security and state persecution. Longlisted for the 2014 Booker Prize.
When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realise that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining.
Lost in the woods, two boys form a bond - one that will last a lifetime of broken hearts, broken bones and broken dreams. The new novel by critically acclaimed Craig Davidson is at once a tough, visceral story of masculinity and a powerfully sensitive elegy to childhood friendship
This work is a personal reminiscence and a guide to solving crossword puzzles. Each chapter starts with a clue and uses anecdote, history and autobiography to solve it, in the process describing something of what it means to love England.
In this literary tour de force, twice Booker shortlisted novelist Damon Galgut evokes the life and work of E. M. Forster, his travels to India, and the freedom and inspiration he found there.
A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world: science fiction as it ought to be from British science fiction's great white hope.
A wickedly funny novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal and lovesick billionaires from the internationally bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians.