Fiction

From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Albin Michel

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Le Passager / The Passanger

Author: Jean-Christophe Grangé

Mathias Freire suffers from a strange sickness. He makes ‘psychic escapes’. When he is under stress, he turns a corner and loses his memory. When he finds it again, he has become another person, unaware of the fact that he has built a new self, a new past, a new destiny… While working as a psychiatrist in Bordeaux, he realises the truth of his conditio...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Albin Michel

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Le rire du Cyclope / The Cyclops’ Laugh

Author: Bernard Werber

Darius, a famous comic, dies just after a show at the Olympia. Yet the fireman on duty swears he heard him laughing just a few minutes before he collapsed. Lucrèce Nemrod, a journalist with the Watchdog, suspects foul play and decides to investigate. She calls on her collaborator, Isidore Katzenberg, who lives in a water tower surrounded by dolphins. He is ...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Albin Michel

Rights available for: All Indian languages. World English rights licensed to Seagull Books

Kamal Jann

Author: Dominique Eddé

Forty-year-old Syrian Kamal Jann, a business lawyer in Manhattan, is full of mystery. His professional success veils a tragedy: his uncle, head of the Syrian intelligence service, a man both feared and fearful, had his parents killed when he was only 12 years old; yet it was he who paid for the boy’s studies in New York. At the beginning of September, 2010...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Flammarion

Rights available for: All Indian languages. World English rights licensed to Seagull Books

Nous sommes les oiseaux de la tempête qui s’annonce / We Are the Birds of The Coming Storm

Author: Lola Lafon

Emile is dead, Émile is dying, the victim of a “sudden attack” in a café, she has collapsed. The female narrator of this moving novel describes a friend who is like a sister to her, a friend whose heart stops beating. They were first linked by a voiceless experience after both were raped, and by a silent passion, ballet, that became the language of res...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Gallimard

Rights available for: All Indian languages

Avenue des géants / Giants’ Avenue

Author: Marc Dugain

Marc Dugain's latest novel is set in America between the mid-60s and the turbulent 70s in California. Entitled Avenue des Géants (“Giants Avenue”) – it is based on the true story of a young American serial-killer, called Al Kenner in the novel. We follow him step by step, from his difficult childhood to his arrest in 1978, leaving at least ten victims...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Gallimard

Rights available for: All Indian languages

Les ballons d’hélium / Helium Balloons

Author: Grégoire Polet

The novel’s main character is a young Spanish woman, Ariana. She lives in Brussels with her Norwegian husband, Axel, and their two children. Her life was marked forever by an experience of love. When she was a student in Switzerland, she had an affair with Roland; a man who was much older than her. After ten days of uncompromising passion, Roland disappear...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Gallimard

Rights available for: All Indian languages

Le bonheur conjugal / Marital Happiness

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Casablanca at the dawn of the 21st Century. A painter at the height of his career suddenly finds himself confined to a wheelchair, paralysed by a stroke. Walled up within his illness, he becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. As a way out of his all-enveloping depression, he decides to secretly write a book to narrate the tal...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Gallimard

Rights available for: All Indian languages

Les hommes qui me parlent / These Men Who Talk to Me

Author: Ananda Devi

This autobiographical account is a long meditation on life, writing, love and maternity, education and solitude. Ananda Devi evokes childhood memories, her relationship with her beloved father, a humble and contemplative man, and a mother who demanded action and change. She also evokes her relationship with her husband, which over the years revealed itself t...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Actes Sud

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d’éléphants / Talk To Them About Battles, Kings and Elephants

Author: Mathias Enard

When he landed in Constantinople on 13th May 1506, Michelangelo knew that he was facing all the power and fury of Julius II, the warrior Pope and notorious bad debtor, because he had left behind the pontiff’s unfinished tomb in Rome. But how could he not reply to an invitation from the Sultan Bajazet who - having refused Leonard da Vinci’s plans - had as...
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From Catalogue: 2012

Publisher/Rights Holder: Actes Sud

Rights available for: All Indian languages. English Rights licensed to MacAdam/Cage (US) and Hesperus Press (UK)

Le Soleil des Scorta / The Scorta’s Sun

Author: Laurent Gaudé

The Scorta family’s lineage started with a rape: the family has lived in shame ever since. In their small Southern Italian village of Montepuccio, they survive on a meagre income and die poor. But as one family, and between generations, they take a vow to pass on the little that life may bestow them to bequeath. Apart from their modest tobacconist outlet, ...
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