The Man in a Hurry

Written by Paul Morand; Euan Cameron (translator)
Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity. READ MORE

The Blaireau Affair

Written by Alphone Allais; Doug Skinner (translator)
Adapted to film four times, L’Affaire Blaireau has remained popular and in print in France since its original appearance in 1899. This is its first publication in English. It is humorist Alphonse Allais’s only novel. READ MORE

The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting

Written by Guy Delisle; Helge Dascher (translator)
The Owner's Manual is the perfect antidote to frustrating car rides filled with "Are we there yet?" and epic battles over homework. Delisle's effortless pacing and witty punch lines reign supreme here, making each vignette zip along to its conclusion. READ MORE

Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonné

Written by William A. Camfield
This publication is the first of four volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia (1879–1953), one of the most significant, challenging artists of the 20th century. The works in Volume I range from Picabia’s early pieces as an Impressionist in the 1890s to his Cubist and abstract paintings of 1912–14, which constitute landmarks in the history of modern art. READ MORE

The Bureau of Misplaced Dads

Written by Eric Veillé; Pauline Martin (illustrator)
This funny and heartwarming picture book covers a subject every child can relate to — the fear of getting separated from a parent. However, in Éric Veillé's original story, the roles are reversed and the child is the one searching, while the dads are all “lost” and waiting to be picked up. The illustrations by Pauline Martin highlight quirky details of the fathers, bringing a light touch to the subject. READ MORE

Citizenship

Written by Etienne Balibar; Tomas Scott-Railton (translator)
The question of what it means to be a citizen has, from the dawn of Western politics, been anything but clear and straightforward; and modernity has shown it to be even more enigmatic and contested. So are there too many antinomies within citizenship? Balibar does not shy away from these antimonies, but he knows that to renounce citizenship would be to abandon the chance to create new modes of collective autonomy, in short, to democratize democracy. READ MORE

Savage Seasons

Written by Kettly Mars; Jeanine Herman (translator)
Kettly Mars’s "Savage Seasons" describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier’s dictatorial regime and its abuses. READ MORE

The Festival of Insignificance

Written by Milan Kundera; Linda Asher (translator)
From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel—the culmination of his life's work. READ MORE

Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York

Written by Yann Kebbi | Illustrated by Yann Kebbi
A French dog recounts his trip to New York City to his pals back home. READ MORE

Mad Like Artaud

Written by Sylvère Lotringer; Joanna Spinks (translator)
Exploring madness, in and around the work of Antonin Artaud. READ MORE

The Exchange of Princesses

Written by Chantal Thomas; John Cullen (translator)
Set in the French and Spanish courts of the eighteenth century, this novel is based on a true story about the fate of two young princesses caught in the intrigues and secrets of the moment. READ MORE

Cruel Tales from the 13th Floor

Written by Luc Lang; Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator)
In sixteen ferocious short stories, French author Luc Lang encapsulates the brutality of everyday life. Each tale is an admixture of tragedy, comedy, ridicule, and pain. Compassion lurks somewhere, perhaps, but pity is conspicuous by its absence. READ MORE

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