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By James Driggers

Spanning the Nineteen Thirties to the current day, James Driggers' evocative Southern Gothic assortment introduces the fascinating population of Morris, South Carolina--a small city the place a mixture of wealthy, negative, and in-between co-exist, grappling with wish, ambition, desire, and loneliness. . .

Amid a landscaped dotted with farms, trailers, and genteel houses, there lives a skilled baker who desperately must win a cooking contest yet needs to workforce up with a down-on-her-heels society matron to do it. . .the Bramble sisters, whose husbands are typically short-lived and prosperous, yet whose newest prospect arrives with problems. . .a widow who turns into dangerously passionate about a snake-charming televangelist. . .and a lonely florist who will do something for the sake of a ruthless neighborhood mechanic.

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By Anuja Chandramouli

Kamadeva, the captivating wielder of the sugarcane bow and the flower-tipped arrows, born out of the wellspring of Brahma’s latent ardour, has for lengthy remained an enigma. This captivating tale of the God of hope explores his many wondrous adventures, in addition to his heady romance with Rati, his leader consort.
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By V. C. Andrews

Chuffed and blameless, Dawn's daughter Christie has grown up within the most secure, such a lot loving of homes...

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By Casey Plett

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By Michaël Perruchoud

Un parcours initiatique partagé entre échappées absurdes, coups de gueule ciselés et purs moments de poésie.

C’est l’histoire d’un collectionneur de conversations, l’aventure d’un homme qui switch d’identité comme de chemise, le récit d’une errance contrariée, un cri d’amour à Beyrouth, Bruxelles ou Berlin; c’est aussi une valse imaginaire, un manuel d’architecture instantanée, un hymne aux vins lourds et à l’éthylisme léger et les interventions canailles d’une moral sense malveillante. On y croisera un cendrier parlant, un douanier peu honnête, quelques jolies filles, un artiste anxieux, une grammaire en ancien gallois, des bouteilles de Chimay bleue et peut-être Joe Dassin.

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Je m’appelais encore Yvo Stenic. J’avais les sourcils teints en blond et j’arpentais les cathédrales avec un sombre dégoût au cœur. Assis, seul dans les travées, loin des âmes en prière qui, je ne sais pourquoi, m’empêchaient de profiter pleinement de moi, je n’arrivais pas même à oublier l’orgueil des dorures. Sans doute est-il facile d’affirmer que l. a. sueur du tailleur de pierres vaut mieux que l. a. salive du prêtre, mais l’histoire est entêtée et elle raconte sur les marchés et les parvis que les plus beaux édifices n’ont été bâtis que pour asservir ceux qui les érigent. Ma révolte était douce sous l. a. pierre. l. a. seule idée du méchant cagnard qui m’attendait dehors m’incitait à ne aspect insulter trop haut les voûtes sous lesquelles je m’attardais. Je ne trouvais, au fond, dans les lieux de culte qu’un curieux mélange de mépris et d’admiration, cocktail tendre et amer de mon rapport aux hommes. Parler me semblait alors useless, tous les mots du monde étaient dits, redits, et je ne me sentais pas le braveness d’adresser une prière sans piété. S’agenouiller sans personne à qui parler, quelle pitié ! Non, l’ombre n’était qu’une party de s’éponger le entrance, le temps de se dire que los angeles paix ne viendrait pas ; pas dans cette vie ; pas dans ma vie.


- « Pas romantique, Perruchoud ? Ne pas chercher l’émotion à fleur de peau chez un natif de los angeles Vierge. Ça se situe ailleurs, dans l. a. tristesse du regard et los angeles voix légèrement fêlée quand il raconte los angeles mort de son chat. L’émotionnel chez lui flirte avec une forme de vérité, à déguster dans ses livres, tranchants comme des couteaux pour mieux disséquer les faux-semblants de notre société de consommation.» ( Bernadette Richard, L’Hebdo, 30 septembre 2008).

- « Si vous ne connaissez pas Michaël Perruchoud, foncez sur le web site qui vous dira presque tout sur ce boute-en-train du verbe à l’allure de potache. Si vous n’avez pas net, demandez à votre libraire de vous commander ses œuvres complètes: ça va du roman historique aux bas-fonds des grandes villes, en passant par une révolution au Vatican, une BD politiquement incorrecte, des conversations à revendre – Les six rendez-vous d’Owen Saïd Marko, son dernier roman –, les états d’âme d’une meuf dans un avion en chute libre… ou encore un essai sur los angeles dope dans le recreation. Il y en a donc pour tous les goûts, c’est truculent, inattendu, bien ficelé, éloigné de l. a. littérature romande aux accents de confessions intimistes..» ( Bernadette Richard, La Liberté, 15 septembre 2008).


Né en 1974 à Genève, Michaël Perruchoud est actif dans les genres du roman, du théâtre et de los angeles chanson. Il est le chanteur du groupe Ostap Bender, dont il signe les textes et los angeles plupart des musiques. Ses romans surprennent par leur diversité et sont marqués de sa plume tantôt poétique tantôt caustique.

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