Search Results: "Michel Digout"


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UPRIGHT BEASTS by Lincoln Michel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A strong debut despite its unevenness."
Michel, an editor at Gigantic and Electric Literature, makes his fiction debut with a collection of stories—all restrained, all strange. Read full book review >

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AMIDST TRAFFIC by Michel Sauret
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A tangled, overpopulated collection that shines only in parts."
An ambitious collection of interwoven short stories about negotiating Christian values in a corrupt, violent world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Michel records his life in only perfunctory detail but still shows how strong the will to survive can be. (Sixteen pages of photographs)"
Personal testimony of a life of extremes, from Auschwitz horrors to American success. Read full book review >

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ZEE IS NOT SCARED by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Zee (2003) returns for a night's horseplay (okay, zebraplay) with his parents. Read full book review >

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ZEE by Michel Gay
by Michel Gay, illustrated by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Charming from A to Zee. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anxious for his parents to wake up so he can climb in bed for a snuggle, Zee tries to serve them breakfast in bed. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER by Michel Houellebecq
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"So is Houellebecq's (really tedious) first novel."
Another highly regarded (and prizewinning) French novel, this 1995 confection delineates the ennui-laden adventures of its unnamed narrator, a disaffected computer expert sent with a colleague from Paris to the provinces, to instruct civil servants in the use of new technology. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH OF DREAMING by DeLauné Michel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A promising debut with room to grow."
A troubled Louisiana beauty comes of age in L.A., with the help of a Warren Beatty-esque superstar. Read full book review >

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PAUL MOVES OUT by Michel Rabagliati
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A growing-into-adulthood story told with lovable buoyancy."
A Montreal art student finds love and a career in an unassuming graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riveting, and absolutely unforgettable."
Imagine a Dickens novel freed of the restraints imposed by Victorian propriety. There's no other way to describe this enthralling melodrama from the British author of Under the Skin (2000). Read full book review >

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BORDER CHILD by Michel Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north."
Losing a child—whether to death, kidnapping, war, or other calamities—is widely recognized as one of life's most traumatic experiences. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG APE by Michel Butor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1995

"It's easy to see from this dense but unrewarding text why the French New Wave in fiction is now left to academics, who may have a penchant for such pointless curiosities."
Butor's self-styled ``caprice,'' first published in 1967 in France, is an autobiographical fiction in vintage nouveau roman style—though the refracted, elliptical, thickly descriptive narrative isn't all that ``new'' anymore. Read full book review >