March 2018 Fiction: Literary

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    MARRY, BANG, KILL Andrew Battershill Canada
    9781773100029 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date: March 06, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.75 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Goose Lane Editions
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      For a guy who mugs people for their laptops, Tommy Marlo isn’t such a bad guy. He can’t help trying to make the people he meets — even those he mugs — feel better about their situation. Unfortunately for Tommy, he rips off the daughter of a psychotic, high-ranking member of a notorious motorcycle gang. Even worse, the laptop that he pilfered contains proof of a few gruesome murders and the location of a huge stash of money. Flat broke and marked for death, his only shot at surviving is to rob the motorcycle gang, use the cash to get out of town, and hide out on the small island where his mother now lives.

      What follows is a revisionist crime thriller, a page-turning hybrid of literary and genre fiction for fans of Elmore Leonard or Patrick deWitt. But Battershill writes with a voice all his own. Deftly combining crackling dialogue with biting wit, MARRY, BANG, KILL hums with the thrill of chaos as Tommy runs to a quiet island to escape a swelling cast of characters who are trying to arrest, rob, kill, or save him. The island won’t be quiet for long.

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      Andrew Battershill's first novel, Pillow, was longlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Sunburst Award and shortlisted for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Award. Pillow was also selected by the Walrus as one of the Best Books of 2016 and by CBC Books as one of the Best Debuts of the year. Battershill is the co-founder and former fiction editor of Dragnet magazine, and now the fiction editor of This Magazine. He lives in Vancouver and Quadra Island. In 2017-2018, he will be Writer-in-Residence at the Regina Public Library.
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      "A surprisingly heartfelt story tucked inside a superbly oddball crime thriller."
      "A sprawling, gonzo hide-and-seek narrative that will appeal to fans of Breaking Bad."
      "Great dialogue, a good story and some memorable individuals all contribute to making MARRY, BANG, KILL a winner in my book."
      "A rogues' gallery of small-time crooks that would make Elmore Leonard and the Coen Brothers proud. Battershill mixes sardonic wit and kinetic action with a razor-sharp eye for the details of west coast life. Stylish and smart."
      "A comic noir with a particular west coast Canuck vibe: loose, absurd, sweet. There's abundant skill here, and plenty of laughs, but also the pleasure of reading a writer finding a space of his very own."
      "MARRY, BANG, KILL is the super fun, expertly crafted, west coast genre-bending crime thriller I didn't even know I needed, and now can't stop talking about."
      "Combine the plot from a Richard Stark 'Parker' novel with the humour of early Charles Portis and you'll come close to the shenanigans in MARRY, BANG, KILL. My advice? Just shut up and read this book."
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    Living in the Weather of the World Stories Richard Bausch
    9780525431855 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: March 20, 2018
    $23.00 CAD 5.2 x 8 x 0.7 in | 258 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Vintage
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      In fourteen extraordinary new tales, the PEN/Malamud Award-winning master of the short story probes the fault lines of everyday life.

      By turns suspenseful, comic, subtle, and profound, the stories in Living in the Weather of the World offer a vision of our continual quest for forgiveness and redemption. At three in the morning a man tries not to wake his sleeping wife while fielding calls from his suicidal mistress. A resourceful and intelligent woman with a successful real estate career and two grown sons tries an online dating service on a whim and is surprised by the complicated result. After being held up at gunpoint, a police officer commiserates with his assailant about their unhappy marriages. Wherever he casts his gaze, Richard Bausch seeks to illuminate those shades of human experience that defy understanding—searching for grace, beauty, and redemption even amid sorrow and regret. In economical yet resonant prose, he demonstrates with piercing clarity how there is no such thing as ordinary life.

      Publication History: Knopf hardcover, April 2017
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      RICHARD BAUSCH is the author of twelve novels and eight volumes of short stories. He is a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Award, and the Literature Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire, Playboy, GQ, Harper’s Magazine, and other publications and has been featured in numerous best-of collections, including The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. He is a graduate of Iowa’s MFA program and is currently a professor of English at Chapman University in Orange, California.

      Author Residence: Orange, CA
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      “Every word feels perfect. The stories here aren’t just entertaining; they demonstrate just how exciting and resonant . . . short fiction can be.” —Houston Chronicle

      “Taut and dark, saturated with moments of longing and regret. . . . Bausch, a short-story master, writes beautiful sentences, and though his tales center around . . . moments of reckoning and despair, they pulse with something glowing and true.” —The Boston Globe

      “[Living in the Weather of the World] puts the reader in mind of Flannery O’Connor’s ability to open out a story into dangerous, unknown territory. . . . That Bausch can deliver . . . convincing humanity, no matter the initial angle of ascent, is a testament to his powers of technique and observation.” —The New York Times Book Review

      “Surprising, diverting, and endearing. . . . Every one of these stories is a treasure. . . . [Bausch] is king of the genre in America.” —The Buffalo News

      “Masterly. . . . This is a sublime collection.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “The current collection of 14 stories from Bausch, considered one of our living masters of fiction, demonstrates the author’s lightning-quick ability to develop complex, unique characters and situations. . . . The weather in Bausch’s world is never better than overcast, but his craftsmanship lights up something fine in the gloom.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Bausch is one of my favorite short storytellers of all time. . . . [Living in the Weather of the World,] dives once again into the darkest and most relatable depths of relationships between husbands and wives, ex-spouses, friends and lovers, parents and children, all against the backdrop of a world that is beautiful, fragile, and impermanent. Every thoughtfully executed story will give you something to think about.” —E. Ce Miller, Bustle

      “Superb . . . Bausch offers readers a disturbing portrait of contemporary America. . . . Plumbing a nation that has lost its sense of purpose and direction, these stories chart the emotional and psychological damage that is produced by experiences under these conditions.” —Library Journal (starred review)
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    The Coincidence Makers A Novel Yoav Blum
    9781250177315 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: March 06, 2018
    $23.99 CAD 6.32 x 8.99 x 0.84 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You’ll never look at coincidences the same way again.

      What if the drink you just spilled, the train you just missed, or the lottery ticket you just found was not just a random occurrence? What if it’s all part of a bigger plan? What if there’s no such thing as a chance encounter? What if there are people we don’t know determining our destiny? And what if they are even planning the fate of the world?

      Enter the Coincidence Makers—Guy, Emily, and Eric—three seemingly ordinary people who work for a secret organization devoted to creating and carrying out coincidences. What the rest of the world sees as random occurrences, are, in fact, carefully orchestrated events designed to spark significant changes in the lives of their targets—scientists on the brink of breakthroughs, struggling artists starved for inspiration, loves to be, or just plain people like you and me…

      When an assignment of the highest level is slipped under Guy’s door one night, he knows it will be the most difficult and dangerous coincidence he’s ever had to fulfill. But not even a coincidence maker can see how this assignment is about to change all their lives and teach them the true nature of fate, free will, and the real meaning of love.

      Part thriller, part mystery, part love story—Kirkuscalls Yoav Blum'sThe Coincidence Makers “a smart, unpredictable, and heartfelt adventure story.”

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      YOAV BLUM is an international bestselling author and software developer. His first three books became instant Israeli bestsellers.The Coincidence Makers, his debut, will be translated into more than ten languages. He currently lives in Israel with his wife and two daughters. When he is not writing (literature or code) he contemplates what he’ll do when he grows up.
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      "Artfully blending elements of thriller, romance, and fantasy in a beautiful prose, Blum's novel is a flight of imagination that will echo in readers' minds long after the last pages have been turned." -Booklist, Starred Review

      "Blum immerses readers in an adventurous supernatural world, one that dramatically investigates the tenuous scrim between fantasy and reality, the living and the dead." -Shelf Awareness

      "Blum rides the delicate balance between the world of the truly unbelievable and the universe you can see if you squint your eyes just right." -Publishers Weekly

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    The Coincidence Makers A Novel Yoav Blum
    9781250146113 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: March 06, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $34.99 CAD 6.42 x 9.61 x 1.08 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You’ll never look at coincidences the same way again.

      What if the drink you just spilled, the train you just missed, or the lottery ticket you just found was not just a random occurrence? What if it’s all part of a bigger plan? What if there’s no such thing as a chance encounter? What if there are people we don’t know determining our destiny? And what if they are even planning the fate of the world?

      Enter the Coincidence Makers—Guy, Emily, and Eric—three seemingly ordinary people who work for a secret organization devoted to creating and carrying out coincidences. What the rest of the world sees as random occurrences, are, in fact, carefully orchestrated events designed to spark significant changes in the lives of their targets—scientists on the brink of breakthroughs, struggling artists starved for inspiration, loves to be, or just plain people like you and me…

      When an assignment of the highest level is slipped under Guy’s door one night, he knows it will be the most difficult and dangerous coincidence he’s ever had to fulfill. But not even a coincidence maker can see how this assignment is about to change all their lives and teach them the true nature of fate, free will, and the real meaning of love.

      Part thriller, part mystery, part love story—Kirkuscalls Yoav Blum'sThe Coincidence Makers “a smart, unpredictable, and heartfelt adventure story.”

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      YOAV BLUM is an international bestselling author and software developer. His first three books became instant Israeli bestsellers.The Coincidence Makers, his debut, will be translated into more than ten languages. He currently lives in Israel with his wife and two daughters. When he is not writing (literature or code) he contemplates what he’ll do when he grows up.
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      "Artfully blending elements of thriller, romance, and fantasy in a beautiful prose, Blum's novel is a flight of imagination that will echo in readers' minds long after the last pages have been turned." -Booklist, Starred Review

      "Blum immerses readers in an adventurous supernatural world, one that dramatically investigates the tenuous scrim between fantasy and reality, the living and the dead." -Shelf Awareness

      "Blum rides the delicate balance between the world of the truly unbelievable and the universe you can see if you squint your eyes just right." -Publishers Weekly

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    Black Sugar Miguel Bonnefoy, Emily Boyce
    9781910477526 Paperback FICTION / Literary Age (years) from 15 - 80 On Sale Date: April 13, 2018
    $22.50 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.53 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Gallic Books
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      A prize-winning author's magical realist fable about greed and corruption in Venezuela,Black Sugar gives a fascinating view of the country's social and economic development throughout the twentieth century through the story of a family of sugarcane growers. It tells of buried treasure and the legendary privateer Henry Morgan.

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      Miguel Bonnefoy was born in France in 1986 to a Venezuelan mother and a Chilean father. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Prix du Jeune Ecrivain. His first novel, Octavio's Journey, has sold more than 25,000 copies in France and has been awarded the Prix Edmée de la Rochefoucauld, Prix de la Vocation and Prix Fénéon, was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt First Novel Award and was highly commended by the Prix des Cinq Continents.
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      Praise forOctavio's Journey:
      'An unforgettable new voice'Le Soir

      ‘A wonderful debut’Libération

      ‘Simply magical’Elle

      ‘A masterfully composed poetic and picaresque fable’Le Figaro
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    The River of Kings A Novel Taylor Brown
    9781250165510 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: March 20, 2018 Print Run: 40000
    $22.50 CAD 5.95 x 8.9 x 0.91 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      Named one of the Top 25 Best Novels of 2017 by Paste Magazine!

      “The most exciting literary adventure fiction I've read sinceDeliverance.” –Howard Frank Mosher, author ofGod's Kingdom

      InThe River of Kings,bestselling author of Fallen Land Taylor Brown artfully weaves three narrative strands—two brothers’ journey down an ancient river, their father’s tangled past, and the buried history of the river’s earliest people—to evoke a legendary place and its powerful hold on the human imagination.

      The Altamaha River, Georgia’s “Little Amazon,” is one of the last truly wild places in America. Crossed by roads only five times in its 137 miles, the black-water river is home to thousand-year-old virgin cypress, direct descendants of eighteenth-century Highland warriors, and a staggering array of rare and endangered species. The Altamaha is even rumored to harbor its own river monster, as well as traces of the oldest European fort in North America.

      Brothers Hunter and Lawton Loggins set off to kayak the river, bearing their father’s ashes toward the sea. Hunter is a college student, Lawton a Navy SEAL on leave; they were raised by an angry, enigmatic shrimper who loved the river, and whose death remains a mystery that his sons are determined to solve. As the brothers proceed downriver, their story alternates with that of Jacques le Moyne, the first European artist in North America, who accompanied a 1564 French expedition that beganas a search for riches and ended in a bloody confrontation with Spanish conquistadors and native tribes.

      Twining past and present in one compelling narrative, and illustrated with drawings that survived the 1564 expedition,The River of Kings is Taylor Brown’s second novel: a dramatic and rewarding adventure through history, myth, and the shadows of family secrets.

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      TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of Western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications, he is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and he has been a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize.Fallen Land (2016) was his first novel;The River of Kingsis his second. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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      "I read Taylor Brown's new novel in a state of astonishment--at the bold undertaking, the exhilarating narrative, and the vivid language. I was mesmerized by the way he weaves three separate stories together over time to create a startling portrait of America's soul." --Bobbie Ann Mason, author ofIn Country andThe Girl in the Blue Beret

      “With language as rich as floodplain soil,The River of Kings is a stunning Southern epic of tremendous heart and scope. Taylor Brown takes risks few other writers would chance and somehow manages to traverse those waters with an astounding grace and beauty.” –David Joy, author ofThe Weight Of This World

      “InThe River of Kings Taylor Brown offers a brilliant braided history, water-tight and blood-bound. Each strand of time is laid atop the one before it to make an intricate fable: two brothers, paddling back against the past, and whatever monsters lurk beneath its surface. This book haunts itself. And Mr. Brown keeps getting better and better.” –Ashley Warlick, author ofThe Arrangement

      “The most exciting literary adventure fiction I've read sinceDeliverance. Taylor Brown'sThe River of Kings has it all: crackling drama, unforgettable characters, myth, the unspoiled natural world, love, laughter, and tragedy – all rendered in Brown's gorgeous, precise prose.The River of Kings is truly a great American novel.” –Howard Frank Mosher, author ofGod's Kingdom

      “Like a great body of water itself,The River of Kings is one moment grace and serenity, and the next moment hazard and threat, shifting in wonderfully unexpected ways, yet always in possession of a natural beauty you cannot help but admire.” –Michael Farris Smith, author ofDesperation RoadandRivers

      “Taylor Brown spins fantastic and riveting historical fiction like no one else.The River of Kings is engrossing, exciting, poetic, with surprising moments of tenderness, and crafted with a master hand. The writing exhibits shades of Philipp Meyer, Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, and Anthony Doerr, but every book by Brown is all his own. If your curiosity is piqued by an exciting river adventure with rich character study and language that fairly leaps off the page, look no further—you've found your book.” –Andria Williams, author ofThe Longest Night

      "Captures the essence of an enchanting place with a story combining adventure, family drama, and local history." --Publishers Weekly

      "The River of Kingsis almost impossibly visual—cinematic in the best sense. Like Cormac McCarthy and Annie Proulx, Brown possesses rare and wild gifts, writing with the arresting precision and unremitting intensity that can keep a reader’s jaw clenched for books at a time." --Paste Magazine

      "For all its twists, this is a novel worth every turn of the page." -The Providence Journal

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    Gods of Howl Mountain A Novel Taylor Brown
    9781250111777 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: March 20, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $34.99 CAD 5.77 x 8.6 x 1.08 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      “A fresh, authentic, and eloquent new voice in American fiction.” - Robert Morgan,New York Times bestselling author of Gap Creek

      InGods of Howl Mountain,award-winning author Taylor Brown explores a world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.

      Bootlegger Rory Docherty has returned home to the fabled mountain of his childhood - a misty wilderness that holds its secrets close and keeps the outside world at gunpoint. Slowed by a wooden leg and haunted by memories of the Korean War, Rory runs bootleg whiskey for a powerful mountain clan in a retro-fitted '40 Ford coupe. Between deliveries to roadhouses, brothels, and private clients, he lives with his formidable grandmother, evades federal agents, and stokes the wrath of a rival runner.

      In the mill town at the foot of the mountains - a hotbed of violence, moonshine, and the burgeoning sport of stock-car racing - Rory is bewitched by the mysterious daughter of a snake-handling preacher. His grandmother, Maybelline “Granny May” Docherty, opposes this match for her own reasons, believing that "some things are best left buried." A folk healer whose powers are rumored to rival those of a wood witch, she concocts potions and cures for the people of the mountains while harboring an explosive secret about Rory’s mother - the truth behind her long confinement in a mental hospital, during which time she has not spoken one word. When Rory's life is threatened, Granny must decide whether to reveal what she knows...or protect her only grandson from the past.

      With gritty and atmospheric prose, Taylor Brown brings to life a perilous mountain and the family who rules it.

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      TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications, he is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. He is the author ofFallen Land (2016) andThe River of Kings (2017);Gods of Howl Mountain is his third novel. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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      "It’s the characters, so wonderfully vibrant and alive in their all-too-human variety—scared, tightly wound, angry, damaged, yet resourceful and resilient, some honorable, some not—that demonstrate Brown’s prodigious talent. Brown has quickly established himself in the top echelon of Southern writers, and his latest will please readers of Wiley Cash and Ron Rash." -Booklist,starred review

      “In his third novel (afterThe River of Kings), critically acclaimed novelist Brown gazes unflinchingly at the Howl Mountain community of 1950s North Carolina…Not to be missed, this bold, dark, gritty novel is another coup for Brown, whose lyrical descriptions of the landscape only add to the captivating story of indomitable but isolated folks bound by folklore, tradition, and a hardscrabble life.” -Library Journal, starred review

      "Powerful...explosive...Brown's lyrical prose invokes a verdant landscape whose rich past is woven into its roots and people; their dependence on the land and respect for its great mysteries are palpable. This tale of loyalty and retribution will linger with readers." -Publishers Weekly

      "The writing is strong and evocative, yielding a vivid picture whether he’s describing a forest or a car chase, and there’s plenty of action and intrigue. Pick up a copy ofGods of Howl Mountain and hold on. You’re in for a ride you won’t soon forget." -Greensboro Triad

      Praise forThe River of Kings:

      “A literary achievement: a complex, character-driven story that's powerful in concept and execution.” --Kirkus,starred review

      “Drawing comparisons to James Dickey’s Deliverance and Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, Brown’s impressive second novel is an intense, solidly written story of family loyalty, Southern traditions, and haunting historic landscapes." —Library Journal, starred review

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    The Kingdom A Novel Emmanuel Carrere, John Lambert
    9781250159441 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: March 06, 2018 Print Run: 15000
    $22.50 CAD 5.9 x 8.09 x 0.71 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Picador
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      A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world

      Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère revisits the story of the early Church in his latest work. With an idiosyncratic and at times iconoclastic take on the charms and foibles of the Church fathers, Carrère ferries readers through his “doors” into the biblical narrative. Once inside, he follows the ragtag group of early Christians through the tumultuous days of the faith’s founding.

      Shouldering biblical scholarship like a camcorder, Carrère re-creates the climate of the New Testament with the acumen of a seasoned storyteller, intertwining his own account of reckoning with the central tenets of the faith with the lives of the first Christians. Carrère puts himself in the shoes of Saint Paul and above all Saint Luke, charting Luke’s encounter with the marginal Jewish sect that eventually became Christianity, and retracing his investigation of its founder, an obscure religious freak who died under notorious circumstances.

      Boldly blending scholarship with speculation, memoir with journalistic muckraking, Carrère sets out on a headlong chase through the latter part of the Bible, drawing out protagonists who believed they were caught up in the most important events of their time. An expansive and clever meditation on belief,The Kingdom chronicles the advent of a religion, and the ongoing quest to find a place within it.

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      Emmanuel Carrère, born in Paris in 1957, is a writer, scriptwriter, and film producer. He is the award-winning, internationally renowned author ofLimonov, The Mustache,Class Trip,The Adversary (aNew York Times Notable Book),My Life as a Russian Novel, andLives Other Than My Own, which was awarded the Globe de Cristal for Best Novel in 2010. ForLimonov, Carrère received the Prix Renaudot and the Prix des Prix in 2011 and the Europese Literatuurprijs in 2013.

      John Lambert has translatedMonsieur,Reticence, andSelf-Portrait Abroadby Jean-Philippe Toussaint, as well as Emmanuel Carrère’sLimonov. He lives in Nantes with his wife and three children.

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      "Carrère has managed to renovate the idea of what nonfiction writing can be. Profoundly intimate, historically and philosophically serious but able to cast compulsive narrative spells, Carrère’s books are hybrids, marrying deep reporting to scholarly explorations of theology, philosophy, psychology, personal history and historiography . . . Carrère has managed to write one masterpiece after another . . ." —Wyatt Mason,The New York Times Magazine

      "To open the pages of this book is to fall into a world of speculation, memoir, history, and belief and disbelief in untidy measures. . . . a masterwork that takes readers into the heart of Christianity’s first days, as well into the depths of the author’s psyche. . . . The only category it really belongs in is tour de force." —Ilene Cooper,Booklist(starred review)

      "Memoir, fiction, and history combine in a stirring portrayal of the world of the first Christians . . . A passionate, digressive, empathetic history of religious rebels and the mystery of faith." —Kirkus Reviews (starred Review)

      "The latest from Carrère (Limonov) is a tale of modern and ancient Christianity, filtered through a text that’s equal parts memoir, academic essay, and fictional exploration. . . . a frequently fascinating book written by a curious, sharp mind."Publishers Weekly

      "Emmanuel Carrère [is] one of the best known and most innovative French writers."—Rachel Donadio,The New York Times

      "I left the Catholic Church at thirteen and have not spent much time thinking about religion since then. But Emmanuel Carrère'sThe Kingdom kept me pinned to its pages until the end. It is personal and rigorous, skeptical and open, casual and profound, and its speculative portrait of Saint Luke, its main character, is as compelling as any fictional life I've read lately." —Luc Sante, author ofThe Other Paris

      "My favorite books about Christianity are Augustine'sConfessions, Origen'sContra Celsum, and, now, Emmanuel Carrère'sThe Kingdom. Both a pocket history and a gripping (and surprising!) intellectual self-portrait, I know of nothing else quite like it —and I wish like all hell I'd written it. Carrère is one of our planet's most compelling, inimitable writers, andThe Kingdom is, in my view, his greatest book yet." —Tom Bissell, author ofApostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve

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    The Eight Mountains A Novel Paolo Cognetti
    9781501169885 Hardcover FICTION / Literary Publication Date: March 20, 2018
    $33.00 CAD 139.7 x 212.72 x 20.32 mm | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Atria Books
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      “A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.” —Annie Proulx

      For fans of Elena Ferrante and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their connection evolves and challenges them throughout their lives.

      Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the mountains that surround Italy.

      While on vacation at the foot of the Aosta Valley, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountains’ meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life—Bruno’s in the mountains, Pietro’s across the world—test the strength and meaning of their connection.

      A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. “There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti’s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story…a true novel by a great writer" (Rolling Stone Italia).
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      Paolo Cognetti is an Italian writer, novelist, and editor from Milan. He divides his time between the city and his cabin in the Italian Alps. He is the author of The Wild Boy and The Eight Mountains, an international sensation that won  Italy's Strega Prize and the French Prix Médicis étranger.
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      “A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.”–Annie Proulx
      "Could Cognetti be the new Elena Ferrante?"–The Bookseller
      “A novel that deals with deep themes – friendship, the relationship between generations, the management of one's life – in simple and precise yet evocative language.”–Corriere della Sera
      “A timeless novel.”–Panorama
      “Through essential yet extraordinarily evocative and intense language, Cognetti constructs a short novel that many have already called a classic, in which undoubtedly echo the masters who inspired it.” Critica Letteraria
      “Cognetti’s novel elegantly paints the terrifyingly beautiful landscape of the mountains at the heart of a brotherly friendship that proves to transcend anything.”Booklist
      "A slim novel of startling expansion that subtly echoes its setting."Vogue
      “A moving meditation on man in time and nature.”World Literature Today
      The Eight Mountains is an old-fashioned novel in the best sense of the word. With gorgeously understated, unhurried prose, Cognetti crafts the story of an unlikely friendship between a city boy named Pietro and a young cow herder, Bruno, who lives in the Alpine mountains where the members of Pietro’s family spend their vacations….Cognetti’s mix of patient observation and sharp insight into the natural world recalls the mastery of Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk….Even though Pietro is solitary and remote, one can’t help caring for him. The brilliant writing helps, but there’s something more: His love for nature is profound, a sign that deep currents swirl beneath his crotchety surface, pulling the reader into the vortex of his emotions. Carnell and Segre capture the tone of Cognetti’s calm descriptions of nature, setting them in tense contrast with Pietro’s discordant thoughts.”— New York Times Book Review
      The Eight Mountains is written in such arrestingly simple language – you can almost feel the Italian phrasing in the translation from Simon Carnell and Erica Segre – that it’s impossible not to be gradually sucked into the peaks and valleys of Pietro’s life….[T]here’s something about the vertiginous setting that lends itself to this kind of contemplation. Cognetti captures the elation and melancholy that comes with reaching a spectacular summit, only to realize the minuscule part we play in the panorama of life.”—The Guardian
      “There is something of [Cognetti’s] countryman Primo Levi in the wonderfully lucid sentences and contemplative tone of his prose….a beautifully crafted piece of writing, whose inevitable conclusion movingly sees the past repeat itself.”—Irish Times
      "The Eight Mountains is a novel about love for the mountains, but more than that it is about those male relationships that rely on the slow accumulation of understanding where nothing is directly expressed: men, while feeling a lot, say very little, and tragically, sometimes this can be fatal. Cognetti’s novel, poetic and properly romantic, achieves a moving grandeur.” —Sunday Times (UK)
      “Cognetti captures the elation and melancholy that come with reaching a spectacular summit, only to realize the miniscule part we play in the panoarama of life.” —The Observer (UK)

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