• RED PILL

    Hari Kunzru

    Un écrivain américain se rend en résidence dans une prestigieuse institution artistique de la banlieue de Berlin où il croit pouvoir se consacrer sereinement à l'écriture. Mais très vite, une angoisse sourde s'empare de lui : dans ce centre où la transparence est le maître mot, son esprit vacille, d'autant plus qu'il se met à regarder Blue Lives, une série policière ultra-violente qui l'obsède de plus en plus...
    Le jour où il rencontre Anton, le créateur de Blue Lives, il découvre sur quelle idéologie elle se fonde et le but recherché par cet homme énigmatique : imprégner ses spectateurs d'une vision du monde d'extrême-droite...Ou bien le narrateur est-il simplement paranoïaque ?

    Hari Kunzru a enfermé dans Red Pill tous les cauchemars de notre époque où la propagande et l'inversion des valeurs sont reines. Où la vérité, même, n'existe plus. C'est un grand roman politique par un auteur au sommet de son art.

  • Larmes blanches

    Hari Kunzru

    Carter et Seth, âgés d'une vingtaine d'années, appartiennent a des mondes opposés. Le premier est l'héritier d'une grande fortune américaine, l'autre est un misfit social sans le sou, timide et maladroit. Ils forment un tandem  uni par une passion commune, la musique, qu'ils écoutent dans leur studio. Seth, obsédé par le son, enregistre par hasard un chanteur de blues inconnu dans Washington Square. Carter, enthousiasmé par la mélodie, l'envoie  sur Internet, prétendant que c'est un disque de blues des années 20, un vinyle perdu depuis longtemps, oeuvre d'un musicien obscur, Charlie Shaw.
    Lorsqu'un vieux collectionneur les contacte pour leur dire que leur faux musicien de blues a réellement existé, Seth accompagné par Leonie, la soeur de Carter, partent dans le Mississipi sur les traces de ce personnage.
    «  Captivant, ce roman élucide l'histoire inique de l'appropriation par les Blancs de la culture noire. » The Washington Post
    Traduit de l'anglais par Marie-Hélène Dumas

  • Dieu sans les hommes

    Hari Kunzru

    Dans le vide immense et brutal du désert de Mojave, Nicky, une rock star en fuite, cherche sa rémission. Laila, jeune Irakienne réfugiée, joue à la guerre dans une reconstitution orchestrée par les commandos américains. Dawn, elle, désormais seule dans son motel, traîne le souvenir doux-amer de la communauté hippie qui l´a vue grandir...  Dans ce même espace, un enfant disparaît, projetant ses parents dans un enfer de douleur et de culpabilité. Mais le désert est par nature inexplicable et miraculeux, et voici que le destin de Raj et de tous les autres converge vers une zone étrange éloignée de tout, au pied d´une spectaculaire formation rocheuse : les Pinnacles, terrain propice aux plus folles aspirations. Là retentissent comme un écho les histoires de ceux qui avant eux se sont aventurés dans ces paysages puissants, hostiles, imprégnés de mystère.  Ce roman total, aux surprenantes strates narratives, est de ces lectures qui nous habitent et nous changent. Dieu sans les hommes, c´est notre quête du sens de l´existence dans un univers chaotique et aléatoire. Ici, dans le silence et l´absence, comment faire face à l´indicible ?

    Traduit de l'anglais par Claude et Jean Demanuelli

  • It's the day before Mike Frame's fiftieth birthday and his quiet provincial life is suddenly falling apart. But perhaps it doesn't matter, because it's not his life in the first place. He has a past that his partner Miranda and step-daughter Sam know nothing about, lived under another name amidst the turbulence of the revolutionary armed struggle of the 1970s.

    Now Mike is seeing ghosts - a dead ex-lover and an old friend who wants to reminisce. Mike can no longer ignore the contradiction between who he is and who he once was. Which side was he on back then? And which side is he on now?

  • Hari Kunzru's Transmission is a witty novel about cyberspace, a Bollywood dancer and a world where everyone is connected.

    It's the twenty-first century, and everything and everyone is connected.

    Meet Arjun Mehta, an Indian cybergeek catapulted into California's spiralling hi-tech sector; Leela Zahir, beguiling Bollywood actress filming in the midge-infested Scottish wilds; and Guy Swift, hyped-up marketing exec lost in a blue-sky tomorrow of his own devising. Three dislocated individuals seeking nodes of connectivity - a place to fit in. Yet this is the twenty-first century, and their lives are about to become unexpectedly entangled as a virus spreads, and all their futures are rewired. But will it take them further from their dreams, or closer to their hearts?

    'An aphoristic joke, a neat turn of phrase; a joke that makes you laugh . . . there's nothing Kunzru couldn't manage in prose. Thoroughly engrossing' Literary Review 'Funny, heartfelt and beautifully written, confirms Kunzru as one of the most talented writers of his generation' Image 'Very enjoyable, I couldn't put it down. Funny and wry; it is deftly plotted; its characters intimately drawn. Blissful' Observer 'Utterly affecting, a novel with devastating satirical bite' Financial Times Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.

  • The Impressionist is Hari Kunzru's sweeping novel of India, empire and identity.

    In India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath's odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the brick cloisters of Oxford and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is.

    'Delectable, sweeping, empire-savaging, audaciously playful . . . Kunzru writes with wry certitude and cinematic precision'The New York Times 'Grand, sprawling, extravagant, lyrical . . . A work so vibrant and richly imagined that you can smell the incense'Esquire 'Epic in scale and rich in historical detail . . . the narrative is deft and swift . . . carrying the reader along effortlessly. This first novel has startling depth, ambition and craftmanship'Time Out Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.

  • Shattered when their autistic son disappears during a family vacation to the California desert, Jaz and Lisa Matharu organize searches from a remote town near the Pinnacles rock formation and bond with a sequence of eccentric locals.

  • 'Like Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch... A stunning novel of ideas that becomes a page-turning thriller... ' Stylist
    'A fast-paced, ambitious, hallucinatory mystery' Publishers Weekly
    A dizzying, nail-biting ghost story about modern America from the bestselling author of The ImpressionistTwo twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter, the trust fund hipster. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Rising fast on the New York producing scene, they stumble across an old blues song long forgotten by history -- and everything starts to unravel. Carter is drawn far down a path that allows no return, and Seth has no choice but to follow his friend into the darkness.Electrifying, subversive and wildly original, White Tears is a ghost story and a love story, a story about lost innocence and historical guilt. This unmissable novel penetrates the heart of a nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge and exploitation, and holding a mirror up to the true nature of America today.

  • Shattered when their autistic son disappears during a family vacation to the California desert, Jaz and Lisa Matharu organize searches from a remote town near the Pinnacles rock formation and bond with a sequence of eccentric locals.

  • Anglais My Revolutions

    Kunzru Hari

    ?Powerful? (The New Yorker), ?extraordinary? (The New York Times Book Review), and ?brilliant? (Entertainment Weekly)?you won?t be able to put down this new novel by the award-winning bestselling author of The Impressionist Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him ?one of the twenty best fiction writers under forty.? Now Hari Kunzru delivers his best novel yet.
    Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student during the sixties he briefly became a terrorist? protesting the Vietnam War by setting off bombs. Until one day a ghost from his past turns up on his doorstep, forcing Chris on the run.

  • A pale-skinned baby is born in India at the turn of the 20th century. Revered at first, Pran Nath is later cast out of his wealthy home - a changeling. This is the story of his journey of self-discovery, from the streets of Agra and the red-light district of Bombay to the lawns of England.

  • Anglais Transmission

    Kunzru Hari

    Hari Kunzru's new novel is a heady mix of London, Bollywood and Silicon Valley. Taking in three continents and following the lives of Guy, Arjun and Leela as they make their way in the real world, Transmission is a brilliant and funny take on life at the click of a mouse.

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