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Non Fiction

Review French Muslims in Perspective, Joseph Downing

The French Muslim community numbers nearly 6 million, and is growing. French Muslims in Perspective: Nationalism, Post-Colonialism and Marginalisation under the Republic by Joseph Downing is rich in detail for curious minds, with copious end notes […]

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Fiction

Review Rosy & John & the Paris Crime Files, Pierre Lemaitre

Pierre Lemaitre, acknowledged master of #FrenchNoir, is the Prix Goncourt-winning French novelist and screenwriter behind the Paris Crime Files a.k.a. Verhœven series. He is brought to English-language readers by the publisher behind Stieg Larsson, Henning […]

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Podcast

Podcast Natasha Lehrer translator of Consent, Vanessa Springora

Hear the BookBlast® Podcast with award-winning translator, Natasha Lehrer, discussing Consent; the “existential” idealism of “liberty”, the trouble with Feminism in France and literary name-and-shame public revelations leading to the downfall of powerful sexual abusers. […]

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Non Fiction

Review The Familia Grande, Camille Kouchner

The publication of La Familia Grande by Camille Kouchner reveals how incest is everpresent at the highest levels of French society, even among the most glamorous, powerful, bohemian, left wing intellectual Parisian élite, known as […]

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Fiction

Review Vernon Subutex 3, Virginie Despentes

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Review On Terrorism Conversations with My Daughter, Tahar Ben Jelloun

BookBlast review of On Terrorism: Conversations with My Daughter ahead of Georgia de Chamberet interviewing Tahar Ben Jelloun in French & in English, voice-over by Issa Naseri. The Moroccan poet, novelist, essayist, and journalist, Tahar […]