• Title English : The Baltimore Book POCKET
• Author : Joël Dicker
• Pages : 592 Sheet
• Publisher : Editions de Fallois (March 1, 2017)
• Collection : FALL.POCHE
• ISBN-10 : 2877069737
• ISBN-13 : 978-2877069731
• Product Dimensions : 11 x 3,2 x 17,7 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, Mobipocket, Ebook and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10
♦ Description : “Until the day of the Drama, there were two Goldman families. Goldman-of-Baltimore and Goldman-de-Montclair. The Goldman-de-Montclair, from whom Marcus Goldman, author of The Truth about the Harry Quercer Affair, is born, is a middle-class family living in a small house in Montclair, New Jersey. The Baltimore Goldman are a prosperous family, all smiles, living in a luxurious house in a wealthy suburb of Baltimore, to whom Marcus had boundless admiration. Eight years after the drama, it is the story of his family that Marcus Goldman decides this time to tell, when in February 2012, he leaves the New York winter for the tropical heat of Boca Raton, Florida, where he comes to work on his next novel. Through the memories of his youth, Marcus looks back on the life and destiny of the Goldman-of-Baltimore and the fascination he once had for this family of upscale America, between vacation in Miami, vacation home in Hamptons and escapades in private schools. But the years go by and the Baltimore polish crumbles as the drama looms. Until the day when everything changes. And this question haunting Marcus since: what really happened to the Goldman-of-Baltimore?”
“Joël Dicker – was born in Geneva in 1985. His first novel, The Last Days of our Fathers, received the Geneva Writers’ Prize in 2010. In 2012, he published The Truth on the Harry Quebert Affair, which won the Vocation Award in succession. Bleustein-Blanchet, the French Academy’s Grand Prix du Roman and the 25th Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.
In 2010, he submitted the novel to the Prix des écrivains genevois, an important prize awarded by the city of Geneva to a manuscript (Nicolas Bouvier was awarded). Joel receives the award in December 2010 for The Last Days of our Fathers. This success allows him to be contacted by the director of the publishing house L’Age d’Homme based in Lausanne, which proposes to publish his work.
The release date is first set at the end of April, but Vladimir suggests to postpone it until September 2010 to propose a co-edition to the Parisian publisher Bernard de Fallois. The Last Days of our fathers, finally appeared at the beginning of January 2012, in coedition.
But Joel Dicker has not rested on his laurels. Since he finished his first novel, he has already begun writing another, more contemporary: an American novel, long and breathless. He reworked his style and was inspired by his memories of North America. He knows her well, having spent all her summers in New England as a child. The Truth about the Harry Quebert affair appears in 2012 and becomes a real success. It has been translated into more than 40 languages and has appeared in over sixty countries. He won the Grand Prix of the French Academy’s novel the year of his release, as well as the Goncourt high school students’ prize and was part of the final selection for the Prix Goncourt.
In September 2015, Dicker released his third widely anticipated novel, The Book of Baltimore published by Editions de Fallois.”