Fiction

From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Liana Levi

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Dernier Refrain à Ispahan / Final Refrain of Isfahan

Author: Naïri Nahapétian

Roxana, a famous singer of popular music, fled Iran after the fall of the Shah when the Islamic Republic banned women from singing in public. Having returned to her hometown of Isfahan to give a clan­destine performance, she is found murdered in a disused theater. Silk tulips, the symbol of the martyrs of the Revolution, have been conspicuously left at the ...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Liana Levi

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Je suis la marquise de Carabas / I am the Marquise of Carabas

Author: Lucile Bordes

One afternoon, a young woman begins asking her grandfather questions and, listening to him, unearths her family’s unsuspected past: they are descendants of the Pitous, a famous dynasty of puppeteers who crisscrossed France with a surprisingly modern theater company. As the inheritor of this unusual story, the narrator imagines the halcyon days of their jou...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Liana Levi

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Un homme, ça ne pleure pas / Real Men Don’t Cry

Author: Faïza Guène

More than 25 000 copies sold in France! Mourad and his family live in Nice. His retired father spends his days in the backyard repairing things; his mother spends hers bemoaning the loss of her natal village in North Africa. Dounia, the eldest, is a staunch feminist; Mina, the youngest, blushes when the scented shower gel ad comes on. As for himself, Moura...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Verdier

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Partir, Calcutta / Leaving, Calcutta

Author: Dominique Sigaud

Absolutely determined to leave, Dominique Sigaud flies to India and stays in Calcutta.

The city conceals the promise of a great change in the author’s own life.

Calcutta rapidly sounds as the main character of the book – who gradually reveals the voice of Marguerite Duras….

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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Verdier

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

Les Onze / The Eleven

Author: Pierre Michon

Through the ramblings of a busybody narrator, we are introduced to the famous group portrait of the eleven leaders of the Committee of Public Safety led by Robespierre. The masterpiece, commissioned in the aftermath of the French Revolution, is allegedly the work of François-Elie Corentin, “The Tiepolo of the Terror”, an eighteenth-century painter from ...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Verdier

Rights available for: All Indian languages. World English rights licensed to Yale University Press

Maîtres et serviteurs (3 novellas) / Masters and Servants; Vie de Joseph Roulin / Life of Joseph Roulin; Le Roi du Bois / The King of the Wood, to be published in 3 separate volumes or in one volume

Author: Pierre Michon

One of Pierre Michon’s most powerful works, the five novellas of Masters and Servants, Life of Joseph Roulin and The King of the Wood imagine decisive moments in the lives of five very different artists: Vincent van Gogh, Francisco Goya, and Antoine Watteau, as well as little-known disciples of Claude Lorrain and Piero della Francesca. Michon focuses on t...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seuil

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

L’Autre/ The Other

Author: Sylvie Le Bihan

September 11, 2011. Emma is part of the guests of honour of the White House for the commemorations of the Twin Towers terrorist attack. Under the September sun, she feels unwell. But her widowhood is not what makes her suffer. Far from it. Strasbourg, January 1996. Emma is happy-go-lucky, a capricious seductress who collects short-lived love affairs. Until ...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Seuil

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

La Reine, le Moine et le Glouton / The Queen, the Monk and the Glutton

Author: Shafique Keshavjee

In happy times, it is easy to enjoy the present moment, without worrying about tomorrow. But when misfortune suddenly knocks at one’s door, the need for strong answers about the meaning of life and death appears again. What can we believe, know, hope?  Does love itself still have some meaning? The person who asks these questions receives all kinds of answ...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Actes Sud

Rights available for: All Indian languages including English

Les Brumes de l’apparence / The Mists of Appearances

Author: Frédérique Deghelt

“Livres-Hebdo” and “L’Express” bestseller lists Through an inheritance, a Parisienne, whose bourgeois life is settled and complacent, discovers she is a medium, just before turning forty. This ability, which she initially strenuously denies, turns her life upside down and forces her to reconsider her whole existence. An exhilarating and deeply di...
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From Catalogue: 2014

Publisher/Rights Holder: Zulma

Rights available for: All Indian languages. World English rights under option.

L’Île du Point Némo/ Point Nemo Island

Author: Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès

A rollicking adventure exploring the past, future and limits of popular narrative, technology and the human imagination. L’Île du Point Némo transports us to the familiar, fantastical world of Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne and steampunk universe. And when a French cigar factory, proud bastion of the Caribbean tradition of reading aloud to its workers, is...
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