Au revoir là-haut – Prix Goncourt

August 2, 2018

• Title English : Goodbye up there – Prix Goncourt
• Author : Pierre Lemaitre
• Pages : 624 Sheet
• Publisher : Le Livre de Poche [The Pocket Book] (April 22, 2015)
Collection : Littérature
• ISBN-10 : 2253194611
• ISBN-13 : 978-2253194613
Product Dimensions : 11,2 x 2,9 x 17,8 cm
• Format Kindle : iBook, PDF, EPub and Paperback
• Price : 8,70
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 9/10

♦ Description : “They miraculously survived the carnage of the Great War, the horrors of the trenches. Albert, a modest employee who has lost everything, and Edouard, a flamboyant artist who has become a “broken mouth”, quickly understand that their country no longer wants them. Disarmed, condemned to exclusion, but refusing to yield to discouragement and bitterness, the two men that fate has conjured up then imagine a fraud of incredible audacity … Fresco of a rare cruelty, remarkable for its architecture and its evocative power, Goodbye up there is the great novel of the post-war period of 14, the illusion of the armistice, of the state that glorifies its disappeared and gets rid of living too cumbersome. In the crepuscular atmosphere of the tomorrows tomorrows, peopled by miserable puppets and cowards received as heroes, Pierre Lemaitre composes with talent the great tragedy of this lost generation. – 2013 Goncourt Award.”

Biography

Pierre Lemaitre”

Authors Biography

“Pierre Lemaitre is the author of Travail soigné (editions of the Masque, 2006) prize for the first novel of the Cognac festival, Robe de mariée (Calmann-Lévy, 2008) prize for the Best French-speaking Crime, Black Frames (Calmann-Lévy, 2009) European Polar Point Award, Alex (Albin Michel, 2010), Dagger International (2012), Sacrifices (Albin Michel, 2012) and Rosy & John (Pocket Book, 2013). Goodbye up there, his latest novel published by Albin Michel, was awarded the France-Télévisions prize and the 2013 Goncourt prize. His novels are translated into thirty languages ​​and several are being adapted to cinema and theater.”


The Great Swindle
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2015-09-24

Author

-Pierre Lemaitre-

ISBN_13

-9781623659073-

ISBN_10

-1623659078-

Pages

-762-

ID Number

-ui13CgAAQBAJ-

Description : The year is 1918, the war on the Western Front all but over. An ambitious officer, Lieutenant Henry D'Aulnay-Pradelle, sends two soldiers over the top and then surreptitiously shoots them in the back to incite his men to attack the German lines. When another of D'Aulnay-Pradelle's soldiers, Albert Maillard, reaches the bodies and discovers how they died, the lieutenant shoves him into a shell hole to silence him. Albert is rescued by fellow soldier, the artist Edouard Péricourt, who takes a bullet in the face. The war ends and both men recover, but Edouard is permanently disfigured, and fakes his death to prevent his family from seeing him as a cripple. In gratitude for Edouard's rescue, Albert becomes the injured man's companion and caregiver. Finding that the postwar gratitude for the soldiers' service is nothing more than lip-service to an empty idea, the two men scramble to survive, ultimately devising a scam to take money for never-to-be-built war memorials from small towns. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Pradelle has married Edouard's sister Madeline and is running a scam of his own that involves the exhumation of war victims. In this sorrowful, heart-searching novel, the interwoven lives of these three men create a tapestry of the human condition as seen through the lens of war, revealing brutality and compassion, heroism and cowardice, in equal measure. "The Great Swindle" written by Pierre Lemaitre with ISBN_13 9781623659073 and ISBN_10 1623659078 with total page sheets [-762-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number ui13CgAAQBAJ published MacLehose Press |2015-09-24|."


Cry, Mother Spain
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2019-11-05

Author

-Lydie Salvayre-

ISBN_13

-085705452X-

ISBN_10

-9780857054524-

Pages

-240-

ID Number

-Ey2XDAEACAAJ-

Description : Aged fifteen, as Franco's forces begin their murderous purges and cities across Spain rise up against the old order, Montse has never heard the word fascista before. In any case, the villagers say facha (the ch is a real Spanish ch, by the way, with a real spit). Montse lives in a small village, high in the hills, where few people can read or write and fewer still ever leave. If everything goes according to her mother's plan, Montse will never leave either. She will become a good, humble maid for the local landowners, muchísimas gracias, with every Sunday off to dance the jota in the church square. But Montse's world is changing. Her brother José has just returned from Lérida with a red and black scarf and a new, dangerous vocabulary and his words are beginning to open up new realms to his little sister. She might not understand half of what he says, but how can anyone become a maid in the Burgos family when their head is ringing with shouts of Revolución, Comunidad and Libertad? The war, it seems, has arrived in the nick of time. "Cry, Mother Spain" written by Lydie Salvayre with ISBN_13 085705452X and ISBN_10 9780857054524 with total page sheets [-240-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number Ey2XDAEACAAJ published Quercus Publishing |2019-11-05|."


In Search of Gauguin
🛑 Genre :_Art⏱ Release Date :_2004

Author

-Jean-Luc Coatalem-

ISBN_13

-0297829688-

ISBN_10

-9780297829683-

Pages

-282-

ID Number

-UClmQgAACAAJ-

Description : A sepia picture of an Anglo-Polynesian woman bought at auction by the author leads him to set off following the traces left by Gauguin of his travels round the globe. Who was the woman in the painting and why did Gauguin paint the face of her son, Atiti, on the day of his death at Papeete? He decides to go to the South Seas in search of the woman and her story.And so starts the author's reconstruction of Gauguin's life, an artist who thought he could find himself by escaping from reality, a man who reinvented exoticism, and finally lost his mind. Accessible and compelling, IN SEARCH OF GAUGUIN is a spiritual, human and geographical quest which takes in Holland, Brittany, Provence, Denmark, Panama, Martinique and Tahiti. Coatalem travels in the company of dead painters, patrons, art dealers, and the women of the south seas. Who was the true Gauguin? A businessman chasing sales of his work? A father of five children left behind in Copenhagen. A mystic? A genius? "In Search of Gauguin" written by Jean-Luc Coatalem with ISBN_13 0297829688 and ISBN_10 9780297829683 with total page sheets [-282-]. Category 'Art' with reference number UClmQgAACAAJ published Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited |2004|."


Saints and Sinners
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2011-02-17

Author

-Edna O'Brien-

ISBN_13

-9780571270934-

ISBN_10

-057127093X-

Pages

-224-

ID Number

-r-ZgZlEW03gC-

Description : The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls trilogy begins in August 2019. 'Edna O'Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere.' Alice Munro A woman walks the streets of Manhattan and contemplates with exquisite longing the precarious affair she has embarked on, amidst the grandeur and cacophony of the cityscape; a young Irish girl and her mother are thrilled to be invited to visit the glamorous Coughlan's but find - for all the promise of their green gorgette, silver shoes and fancy dinner parties - they leave disappointed; an Irishman in north London retraces his life as a young lad with his mates digging the streets and dreaming of the apocryphal gold, an outsider both in Ireland and England, yet he carries the lodestar of his native land ... This classic collection glows with Edna O'Brien's trademark lyricism, powerful evocations of place, and heart-breaking insight into the desires and contradictions of humanity. This ebook features the first chapter of Edna O'Brien's stunning new novel, Girl, published by Faber in September 2019 and available to pre-order now. "Saints and Sinners" written by Edna O'Brien with ISBN_13 9780571270934 and ISBN_10 057127093X with total page sheets [-224-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number r-ZgZlEW03gC published Faber & Faber |2011-02-17|."


All This Has Nothing To Do With Me
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2015-04-01

Author

-Monica Sabolo-

ISBN_13

-9781447274964-

ISBN_10

-1447274962-

Pages

-149-

ID Number

-5LGVCwAAQBAJ-

Description : When journalist 'MS' interviews the mysterious 'XX' for a job at her magazine, she hires him straight away - because he's gorgeous. As one date leads to another, her obsession spirals. MS finds herself writing letters to Facebook (to see if XX can tell how many times she views his page), to her phone company (can they delete messages she regrets sending?) and to XX's favourite author (who is dead), whilst the object of her affection remains aloof, a moodily seductive Vespa-riding urbanite. All This Has Nothing To Do With Me is an exposé of a broken heart. With full access to MS's photos, diary extracts and emails, it documents MS and XX's relationship from jubilant start to painful finish, and lays out her life - and past - for our scrutiny. Highly original, extremely funny, and darkly moving, this is an unputdownable glimpse into the depths of one woman's psyche. "All This Has Nothing To Do With Me" written by Monica Sabolo with ISBN_13 9781447274964 and ISBN_10 1447274962 with total page sheets [-149-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number 5LGVCwAAQBAJ published Pan Macmillan |2015-04-01|."


The Cryptographer
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2013-11-07

Author

-Tobias Hill-

ISBN_13

-9781408844144-

ISBN_10

-1408844141-

Pages

-288-

ID Number

-UuGbV8piR9sC-

Description : 'People like to think that money and love are opposites. Anna Moore, tax inspector A2 Grade, has come to be less sure ...' John Law is Anna's latest client, and her most formidable challenge. The 'Cryptographer', people call him. He is mysterious and charming, the world's first quadrillionaire, the inventor of an unbreakable code, the creator of the world's first great electric currency. In the new millenium, it is no longer quite acceptable to admire the rich. But Law is both distrusted and admired more than most, more than Anna understands. That will have to change. Rule number one: information is the inspector's greatest weapon. And Anna needs to know - what is it that a man like John Law would seek to hide, and why? "The Cryptographer" written by Tobias Hill with ISBN_13 9781408844144 and ISBN_10 1408844141 with total page sheets [-288-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number UuGbV8piR9sC published A&C Black |2013-11-07|."


Brodeck's Report
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2010-03-01

Author

-Philippe Claudel-

ISBN_13

-9781743343531-

ISBN_10

-1743343531-

Pages

-288-

ID Number

-MvBtqgudWygC-

Description : From his village in post-war France, Brodeck makes his solitary journeys into the mountains to collect data on the natural environment. Day by day he also reconstructs his own life, all but lost in the years he spent in a camp during the war. No-one had expected to see him again. One day, a flamboyant stranger rides into the village, upsetting the fragile balance of everyday life. Soon he is named the Anderer, “the other”, and tensions rise until, one night, the newcomer is murdered. Brodeck is instructed to write an account of the events leading to his death, but his report delivers much more than the bare facts: it becomes the story of a community coming to terms with the legacy of enemy occupation. In a powerful narrative of exceptional fascination, Brodeck’s Report explores the very limits of humanity. "Brodeck's Report" written by Philippe Claudel with ISBN_13 9781743343531 and ISBN_10 1743343531 with total page sheets [-288-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number MvBtqgudWygC published Quercus Books |2010-03-01|."


Three Days and a Life
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2017-11-07

Author

-Pierre Lemaitre-

ISBN_13

-9781681441764-

ISBN_10

-1681441764-

Pages

-207-

ID Number

-BQJsDgAAQBAJ-

Description : In 1999, in the small provincial town of Beauval, France, twelve-year-old Antoine Courtin accidentally kills a young neighbor boy in the woods near his home. Panicked, he conceals the body and to his relief--and ongoing shame--he is never suspected of any connection to the child's disappearance. But the boy's death continues to haunt him, shaping his life in unseen ways. More than a decade later, Antoine is living in Paris, now a young doctor with a fiancée and a promising future. On a rare trip home to the town he hates and fears, Antoine thoughtlessly sleeps with a beautiful young woman from his past. She shows up pregnant at his doorstep in Paris a few months later, insisting that they marry. Meanwhile, the newly discovered body of Antoine's childhood victim means that the case has been reopened, and all of his old fears rush back. With the gravitational pull of his hometown strengthening its grip, Antoine may finally be forced to confront his past. Is he prepared to do what he must to keep his darkest secrets buried? "Three Days and a Life" written by Pierre Lemaitre with ISBN_13 9781681441764 and ISBN_10 1681441764 with total page sheets [-207-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number BQJsDgAAQBAJ published MacLehose Press |2017-11-07|."


Alex
🛑 Genre :_Kidnapping⏱ Release Date :_2016-07-07

Author

-Pierre Lemaitre-

ISBN_13

-0857056263-

ISBN_10

-9780857056269-

Pages

-368-

ID Number

-d3nujwEACAAJ-

Description : SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF TIME Alex Prévost - kidnapped, beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a wooden cage - is in no position to bargain. Her abductor's only desire is to watch her die. HE WANTS ONLY ONE THING Apart from a shaky police report, Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads. If he is to find Alex, he will have to get inside her head. ESCAPE IS JUST THE BEGINNING Resourceful, tough, beautiful, always two steps ahead - Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing till the bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries. "Alex" written by Pierre Lemaitre with ISBN_13 0857056263 and ISBN_10 9780857056269 with total page sheets [-368-]. Category 'Kidnapping' with reference number d3nujwEACAAJ published MacLehose Press |2016-07-07|."


Colas Breugnon
🛑 Genre :_Biography & Autobiography⏱ Release Date :_2019-03

Author

-Romain Rolland-

ISBN_13

-0526649496-

ISBN_10

-9780526649495-

Pages

-314-

ID Number

-ngpbxAEACAAJ-

Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. "Colas Breugnon" written by Romain Rolland with ISBN_13 0526649496 and ISBN_10 9780526649495 with total page sheets [-314-]. Category 'Biography & Autobiography' with reference number ngpbxAEACAAJ published Wentworth Press |2019-03|."


Inhuman Resources
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2019-10-08

Author

-Pierre Lemaitre-

ISBN_13

-1635060826-

ISBN_10

-9781635060829-

Pages

-384-

ID Number

-thDswQEACAAJ-

Description : When Alain Delambre lost his job four years ago, he lost everything. Now he's breaking all the rules for one last shot at the life he thinks he deserves. "you won't see the final twist coming" The New York Times "A really excellent suspense novelist." Stephen King Alain Delambre is a fifty-seven-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment. The only job offers he gets are for low-level, demoralizing positions. He has reached rock bottom and can see no way out. So when a major company finally invites him in for an interview, Alain is ready to do anything--borrow money, shame his wife and his daughters, and even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves taking hostages. Alain vows to commit body and soul in this struggle to regain his dignity. But if he had realized that the odds were stacked against him from the beginning, he never would have tried to land the position. Now, his fury is limitless. And what began as a role-playing game could quickly become a bloodbath. "Inhuman Resources" written by Pierre Lemaitre with ISBN_13 1635060826 and ISBN_10 9781635060829 with total page sheets [-384-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number thDswQEACAAJ published MacLehose Press |2019-10-08|."


The Braid
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2019-03-26

Author

-Laetitia Colombani-

ISBN_13

-9781760785895-

ISBN_10

-176078589X-

Pages

-224-

ID Number

-D9uCDwAAQBAJ-

Description : Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents, three women with nothing in common, but nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage . . . like three strands in a braid. Through the story of one woman’s hair, three women’s destinies are drawn together. India. Smita is an untouchable, married to a ‘rat hunter’, her job to clean with her bare hands the village latrines, just like her mother before her. Her dream is to see her daughter escape this same fate, and learn to read. When this hope is shattered, she decides to run away with the child, despite her husband’s warnings, sacrificing what is most precious to her: her hair. Sicily. Giulia is a worker in her father’s wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She classifies, washes, bleaches, and dyes the hair provided by the city’s hairdressers. When her father is the victim of a serious accident, she quickly discovers the family company is bankrupt. Canada. Sarah is a reputed lawyer. As a twice-divorced mother of three children, she ploughs through cases at breakneck speed. Just as she is about to be promoted, she learns she has breast cancer. Her seemingly perfect existence begins to show its cracks . . . But this is only if one ignores the incredible lust for life that keeps her going. Laetitia Colombani’s The Braid is the powerfully moving story of three women’s courage in the face of adversity. "The Braid" written by Laetitia Colombani with ISBN_13 9781760785895 and ISBN_10 176078589X with total page sheets [-224-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number D9uCDwAAQBAJ published Picador |2019-03-26|."