• Ordinary people

    Diana Evans

    Ce sont des gens comme vous et moi. Des gens qui ont rêvé. Des gens qui ont vécu. Des gens ordinaires.
    Sur le papier, Michael et Melissa ont tout du couple modèle. Mais pourquoi ce sentiment de vivre sur un fil ? Même ville, même quarantaine, leurs amis Stephanie et Damian traversent eux aussi ce cap qui ne dit pas son nom. Les trajets jusqu'à Londres, la maison de banlieue, les enfants... Les illusions perdues et les petits mensonges. Comment donner à leur histoire un nouveau souffle ? Comment retrouver, après la passion, le désir d'avancer ?

  • Anglais 26 a

    Diana Evans

    Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children build a separate universe. It is when the reality comes knocking that the fantasies of childhood start to give way.

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  • Anglais The Wonder

    Diana Evans

    As a child Lucas assumed that all children who'd lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man, and still sharing the West London narrowboat with his down-to-earth sister Denise, he secretly investigates the contents of an old wardrobe, in which he finds relics from the Midnight Ballet, an influential dance company of the 1960s founded by his Jamaican father, the charismatic Antoney Matheus.

    In his search to unravel the legacy of the Midnight Ballet, Lucas comes into contact with people who were drawn towards Antoney's bright and dangerous star. He hears of hothouse rehearsals in an abandoned Notting Hill church, of artistic battles and personal betrayals, and a whirlwind European tour. Most importantly, Lucas learns about Antoney's passionate and tumultuous relationship with Carla, Lucas's mother, and the events that led to his father's final disappearance.

    Vividly conjuring the world of 1950s Kingston, Jamaica, the Blues parties and early carnivals of Ladbroke Grove, the flower stalls and vinyl riflers of modern-day Portobello Road, and the famous leap and fall of Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, Diana Evans creates a haunting and visceral family mystery about absence and inheritance, the battle between love and creativity, and what drives a young man to take flight...

  • Anglais 26a

    Diana Evans

    Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not such harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious ways of dealing with homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children build a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers sex, high heels and organic hairdressing, the twins prepare for a flapjack empire, and baby sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. It is when the reality comes knocking that the fantasies of childhood start to give way. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a world of separateness and solitude, and which of them will be stronger?

  • 'Diana Evans is a lyrical and glorious writer; a precise poet of the human heart' Naomi Alderman'You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless. It's your last chance, and most people miss it.'
    South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the brink of acceptance or revolution. Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want to let it change her but, in the crooked walls of a narrow Victorian terrace, she begins to disappear. Michael, growing daily more accustomed to his commute, still loves Melissa but can't quite get close enough to her to stay faithful. Meanwhile out in the suburbs, Stephanie is happy with Damian and their three children, but the death of Damian's father has thrown him into crisis - or is it something, or someone, else? Are they all just in the wrong place? Are any of them prepared to take the leap?Set against the backdrop of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Ordinary People is an intimate, immersive study of identity and parenthood, sex and grief, friendship and aging, and the fragile architecture of love. With its distinctive prose and irresistible soundtrack, it is the story of our lives, and those moments that threaten to unravel us.

  • Shango

    Diana Evans

    Lucas, vingt-cinq ans, vit sur une péniche déglinguée à Londres. Mais la péniche, symbole d'aventure, n'a jamais largué les amarres et Lucas passe ses journées à fumer des joints et à écouter Scarface en boucle. Désoeuvré, mal dans sa peau, il finit par comprendre que, pour faire quelque chose de sa vie, il doit chercher à connaître celle de ses parents. Sa mère, la magnifique Carla, est morte quand il était très jeune. D'Antoney, son père, il sait seulement que c'était un danseur merveilleux et que, dans les années 1960, il a connu une gloire éphémère avec le Midnight Ballet. Cette compagnie, composée exclusivement de danseurs noirs, mélangeait avec brio le ballet classique aux danses traditionnelles africaines, antillaises, jamaïcaines et cubaines.
    Traquant les témoins de cette époque, exhumant articles de presse et vieilles photos, Lucas plonge avec émotion dans l'histoire de son père, un danseur aussi brillant et aussi dévasté que Nijinski. Adolescent, Antoney quitte sa Jamaïque natale pour un quartier londonien qui connaîtra bientôt de violentes émeutes raciales. Perdu dans ses rêves, incapable de s'arrimer au monde, il survit grâce à la magie de la danse. Inlassablement il guette le pas de danse qui lui permettra d'échapper à la gravité, aux limites du réel. Il triomphe dans le rôle de Shango, qui bouleverse les règles de l'art et touche le coeur des spectateurs. Mais il est grignoté par une insécurité maladive qui le pousse à tout détruire autour de lui. Pendant un temps, la lumineuse Carla forme pour lui un rempart contre les peurs. Mais bientôt elle attend leur premier enfant, et l'idée de la paternité affole Antoney. Il se réfugie dans l'alcool, oublie de danser, meurt à petit feu, et un jour disparaît. La légende familiale veut qu'il soit mort noyé à la Jamaïque, où il était retourné. La vérité que découvre Lucas est plus triste, mais elle le libérera de son immobilité et l'aidera à larguer les amarres.

  • Anglais The wonder

    Diana Evans

    As a child Lucas assumed that all children who'd lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man, and still sharing the West London narrowboat with his down-to-earth sister Denise, he secretly investigates the contents of an old wardrobe, in which he finds relics from the Midnight Ballet.

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