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
📜 5 Reader

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|."


Katerina
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2019-07-16

Author

-James Frey-

ISBN_13

-9781982101459-

ISBN_10

-1982101458-

Pages

-320-

ID Number

-HOedDwAAQBAJ-

Description : From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey’s highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles. A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America’s most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination. "Katerina" written by James Frey with ISBN_13 9781982101459 and ISBN_10 1982101458 with total page sheets [-320-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number HOedDwAAQBAJ published Gallery/Scout Press |2019-07-16|."


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

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|."


The Orange Grove
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2016-05-10
📜 2 Reader

Author

-Larry Tremblay-

ISBN_13

-9781571319340-

ISBN_10

-1571319344-

Pages

-174-

ID Number

-IrUfDAAAQBAJ-

Description : Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family’s orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys’ grandparents, the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever. Blood must repay blood, and, in order to avenge their grandparents’ deaths, one brother must offer the ultimate sacrifice. Years later, the surviving twin – now a student actor in a wintry Montreal – is given a role which forces him to confront the past. Tremblay, an actor and director himself, poses the difficult question: can art ever adequately address suffering? Both current and timeless, written with the sharp purity of desert poetry, The Orange Grove depicts the haunting inheritance of war and its aftermath. "The Orange Grove" written by Larry Tremblay with ISBN_13 9781571319340 and ISBN_10 1571319344 with total page sheets [-174-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number IrUfDAAAQBAJ published Milkweed Editions |2016-05-10|."


Le voyageur sans bagage
🛑 Genre :_Drama in French, 1900-1945 - Texts⏱ Release Date :_1986

Author

-Jean Anouilh-

ISBN_13

-0423514202-

ISBN_10

-9780423514209-

Pages

-154-

ID Number

-JLcOAAAAQAAJ-

Description : "Le voyageur sans bagage" written by Jean Anouilh with ISBN_13 0423514202 and ISBN_10 9780423514209 with total page sheets [-154-]. Category 'Drama in French, 1900-1945 - Texts' with reference number JLcOAAAAQAAJ published Taylor & Francis |1986|."


Small Fires
🛑 Genre :_Poetry⏱ Release Date :_2016-08-01

Author

-Kelly Norah Drukker-

ISBN_13

-9780773599499-

ISBN_10

-0773599495-

Pages

-115-

ID Number

-ifLADAAAQBAJ-

Description : We come / to kneel at the doorway, / to peer into that kind of / dark. To think our way / backwards, listening. Tracing a series of journeys, real and imagined, Kelly Norah Drukker’s Small Fires opens with a section of poems set on Inis Mór, a remote, Irish-speaking island off the west coast of County Galway, where the poet-as-speaker discovers the ways in which remnants of the island’s early Christian monastic culture brush up against island life in the twenty-first century. Also present is a series of poems set in the Midi-Pyrénées and in the countryside around Lyon. Linked to the shorter poems in the collection by landscape, theme, and tone is a set of longer narrative poems that give voice to imagined speakers who are, each in a different way, living on the margins. The first describes a young emigrant woman’s crossing from Ireland to Canada in the early twentieth century, where she must sacrifice her tie to the land for the uncertain freedom of a journey by sea, while a second depicts the lives of silk workers living under oppressive conditions in Lyon in the 1830s. In detailed and musical language, the poems in Small Fires highlight aspects of landscape and culture in regions that are haunted by marginal and silenced histories. The collection concludes with a long poem written as a response to American writer Paul Monette’s autobiographical work Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. "Small Fires" written by Kelly Norah Drukker with ISBN_13 9780773599499 and ISBN_10 0773599495 with total page sheets [-115-]. Category 'Poetry' with reference number ifLADAAAQBAJ published McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP |2016-08-01|."


Madame Victoria
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2018-09-18

Author

-Catherine Leroux-

ISBN_13

-1771962070-

ISBN_10

-9781771962070-

Pages

-240-

ID Number

-9fqxswEACAAJ-

Description : Remains of a woman are discovered in Montréal: who was this "Victoria" and why can she not be identified? "Madame Victoria" written by Catherine Leroux with ISBN_13 1771962070 and ISBN_10 9781771962070 with total page sheets [-240-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number 9fqxswEACAAJ published no defined |2018-09-18|."


Toby's Room
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2012-10-02

Author

-Pat Barker-

ISBN_13

-9780385535021-

ISBN_10

-0385535023-

Pages

-256-

ID Number

-pfsfu6yIiZUC-

Description : From Booker Prize winner Pat Barker, a masterful novel that portrays the staggering human cost of the Great War. Admirers of her Regeneration Trilogy as well as fans of Downton Abbey and War Horse will be enthralled. With Toby’s Room, a sequel to her widely praised previous novel Life Class, the incomparable Pat Barker confirms her place in the pantheon of Britain’s finest novelists. This indelible portrait of a family torn apart by war focuses on Toby Brooke, a medical student, and his younger sister Elinor. Enmeshed in a web of complicated family relationships, Elinor and Toby are close: some might say too close. But when World War I begins, Toby is posted to the front as a medical officer while Elinor stays in London to continue her fine art studies at the Slade, under the tutelage of Professor Henry Tonks. There, in a startling development based in actual fact, Elinor finds that her drafting skills are deployed to aid in the literal reconstruction of those maimed in combat. One day in 1917, Elinor has a sudden premonition that Toby will not return from France. Three weeks later the family receives a telegram informing them that Toby is “Missing, Believed Killed” in Ypres. However, there is no body, and Elinor refuses to accept the official explanation. Then she finds a letter hidden in the lining of Toby’s uniform; Toby knew he wasn’t coming back, and he implies that fellow soldier Kit Neville will know why. Toby’s Room is an eloquent literary narrative of hardship and resilience, love and betrayal, and anguish and redemption. In unflinching yet elegant prose, Pat Barker captures the enormity of the war’s impact—not only on soldiers at the front but on the loved ones they leave behind. "Toby's Room" written by Pat Barker with ISBN_13 9780385535021 and ISBN_10 0385535023 with total page sheets [-256-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number pfsfu6yIiZUC published Anchor |2012-10-02|."


Nirliit
🛑 Genre :_⏱ Release Date :_2018-04-15
📜 9 Reader

Author

-Juliana Léveillé-Trudel-

ISBN_13

-1550654942-

ISBN_10

-9781550654943-

Pages

-212-

ID Number

-EKu1tAEACAAJ-

Description : A young woman from Montreal follows the geese to the Inuit North in this deeply felt witnessing of contemporary Aboriginal life, as shaped by decades of colonial rule and government neglect. Having worked in the North for years, Juliana L�veill�-Trudel's account of the Indigenous experience offers a portrait of a valiant people undaunted by institutionalized racism, but in many cases broken by domestic violence, and corrupted by corporate mining and the presence of temporary workers up for the summer from the South in search of big paycheques. Delivered across two searing monologues, Nirliit is a testament to a people's perseverance as much as it is an apology by those who inflicted those circumstances upon them. L�veill�-Trudel courageously transcends the borders between historical divisions to make a meaningful individual connection. "Nirliit" written by Juliana Léveillé-Trudel with ISBN_13 1550654942 and ISBN_10 9781550654943 with total page sheets [-212-]. Category '' with reference number EKu1tAEACAAJ published Esplanade Books |2018-04-15|."