• « Il y a des blessures qui affectent le temps, d'autres les gens. Parfois les gens se remettent de leurs blessures, mais le temps, lui, ne le peut pas. ».

    Arizona, 1893 Dans son ranch, Nora attend désespérément le retour de son époux parti chercher de l'eau, tandis qu'elle tâche d'apaiser les craintes de son plus jeune fils, convaincu qu'une bête mystérieuse rôde sur leur domaine.
    En parallèle, Lurie vagabond orphelin à la « tête de Turc » et recherché par les autorités, se retrouve à accepter une mission insolite traverser la Californie à dos de chameau.
    Les existences de Nora et de Lurie finiront par se télescoper lors d'une improbable rencontre dans un décor spectaculaire de beauté. Un somptueux roman qui ravive le genre du Western, et questionne de manière unique les fondations de l'Amérique Dans un style poétique, l'épopée âpre et poignante de deux nouveaux américains, prêts à tout pour faire de leur terre sauvage une maison.

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  • Dans un pays des Balkans qui se remet d'un siècle de guerres, Natalia est chargée de vacciner les pensionnaires d'un orphelinat. Autour d'elle, tout n'est que superstitions. Les épidémies seraient des malédictions, les morts, des forces vives. Natalia rattache ces croyances absurdes aux contes que lui a transmis son grand-père. Mais l'histoire la plus extraordinaire, celle de la femme du tigre, il l'a emportée dans la tombe. En confrontant présent, souvenirs et légendes, Natalia comprendra les errements des générations passées, et les travers de la sienne.

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  • INLAND - A NOVEL

    Téa Obreht

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Tigers Wife returns with a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West in 1893, in which the lives of a former outlaw and a frontierswoman collide and intertwine ( Entertainment Weekly ) In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. The way in which Noras and Luries stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Téa Obrehts talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely--and unforgettably--her own. Advance praise for Inland A frontier tale [that] dazzles with camels and wolves and two characters who never quite meet . . . [Obreht] returns with a novel saturated in enough realism and magic to make the ghost of Gabriel García Márquez grin. . . . Will take your breath away. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) This is no boilerplate Louis LAmour yarn--there are ghosts, camels and other fantastical elements. -- Newsday (Best Summer Books 2019) The long-anticipated second novel from Téa Obreht transports readers to the Wild West through the juxtaposed stories of a frontierswoman whose husband and sons have gone missing, and of an outlaw on the run. -- Bustle

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  • Remembering childhood stories her grandfather once told her, young physician Natalia becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for "the deathless man," a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. As Natalia struggles to understand why her grandfather, a deeply rational man would go on such a farfetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the extraordinary story of the tiger's wife.

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