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Brume

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Imaginez une brume qui s'abat soudainement sur une petite ville, une brume si épaisse que les clients d'un supermarché hésitent à en ressortir. Il n'en faut pas davantage au maître de l'épouvante pour nous plonger dans le cauchemar avec un réalisme hallucinant. Chacune des nouvelles de ce volume possède le même pouvoir ensorcelant.

Vous serez terrifié par un petit singe en peluche qui joue des cymbales. Vous redouterez de voir surgir le fantôme d'un... camion. Vous saurez de quoi est capable un naufragé solitaire, lorsque la faim le tenaille et que la drogue décuple son courage. L'art de faire surgir l'effrayant ou le surnaturel au cœur d'un monde rassurant et prosaïque...

Les superbes décors du Maine, où vit Stephen King, se révèlent une fois encore peuplés de sortilèges et de malédictions.

©1985 / 1987 Stephen King / Éditions Albin Michel. Traduit de l'américain par Michèle Pressé et Serge Quadruppani (P)2019 Audible Studios

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Gerta

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The award-winning novel by Czech author Katerina Tucková - her first to be translated into English - about the fate of one woman and the pursuit of forgiveness in a divided postwar world. 1945. Allied forces liberate Nazi-occupied Brno, Moravia. For Gerta Schnirch, daughter of a Czech mother and a German father aligned with Hitler, it’s not deliverance; it’s a sentence. She has been branded an enemy of the state. Caught in the changing tides of a war that shattered her family - and her innocence - Gerta must obey the official order: she, along with all ethnic Germans, is to be expelled from Czechoslovakia. With nothing but the clothes on her back and an infant daughter, she’s herded among thousands, driven from the only home she’s ever known. But the injustice only makes Gerta stronger, more empowered, and more resolved to seek justice. Her journey is a relentless quest for a seemingly impossible forgiveness. And one day, she will return. Spanning decades and generations, Katerina Tucková’s breathtaking novel illuminates a long-neglected episode in Czech history. One of exclusion and prejudice, of collective shame versus personal guilt, all through the eyes of a charismatic woman whose courage will affect all the lives she’s touched. Especially that of the daughter she loved, fought for, shielded, and would come to inspire.

©2009 by Katerina Tucková. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2021 by Véronique Firkusny.

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