La Femme droite sur la photo
Los Angeles, 1959. L'actrice Elizabeth Badina se volatilise durant le tournage du film qui devait faire d'elle une star. Enlèvement? Meurtre? Disparition volontaire? Malgré l'enquête conjointe de la police et du FBI, l'affaire ne sera jamais résolue. 1998. Après un succès fulgurant au box-office qui a fait de lui la coqueluche d'Hollywood, le scénariste David Badina affronte une traversée du désert. Incapable de mener à bien le moindre projet, il est contacté par Wallace Harris, légende vivante du 7e art et metteur en scène paranoïaque, qui lui demande de travailler au scénario de ce qui sera sans doute son dernier film. Ils ne se sont jamais rencontrés mais un lien unit les deux hommes : Wallace Harris n'est autre que le réalisateur du drame policier qui devait lancer la carrière d'Elizabeth, la mère de David. Et l'un des derniers à l'avoir vue vivante. En acceptant son offre, le scénariste va tenter de découvrir ce qui est arrivé à sa mère quarante ans plus tôt. Quitte à déterrer de vieux secrets qui feront voler sa vie en éclats. Né en 1977, Valentin Musso est l'auteur de cinq romans traduits dans plusieurs langues. Après le succès d'Une vraie famille, il entraîne le lecteur dans une histoire aux rebondissements vertigineux, au cœur d'une Amérique de rêves et de désillusions.
Lime s Photograph
Peter Lime is trained to hunt down his prey and catch them on film. But now he is the one being hunted. Whose prey has he become? And what is it that he has that these people will kill to get? Lime is a Danish paparazzo, living in Madrid. For more than 20 years he has stalked and captured the rich and famous on film, making vast sums of money from exposing their secrets - the more salacious the image, the bigger the fee. But lately he's been thinking of giving it up. His wife and child have changed his life, and now he dreams of doing a job that his daughter can be proud of. Then he goes on a routine assignment, snapping a Spanish minister out sailing with his mistress, and suddenly his world is turned upside down. When a fire destroys his home, but not all of his photographs, Lime sets out to discover a motive and finds himself drawn into the complex and terrifying web of international terrorism.
Philippe Halsman s Jump Book
Illustrious sitters jump as their photograph was taken, and the photographer reflects on the jumpers and non-jumpers
The Book of Ivy
What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, our country was decimated. A new nation of survivors lives within a fenced community. No one knows what lies beyond the fence; only that to be cast outside it is a fate worse than death. Two families fought to govern our new society. Now, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing faction to the sons of the winning side in a yearly ceremony. This year, it's my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill Bishop Lattimer, the president's son and my soon-to-be husband, and return the Westfall family to power. I never expected that my new husband would be the one person in the world to truly understand me. But I can't falter now - I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy is the first novel in a thrilling dystopian duology from the author of The Roanoke Girls, perfect for fans of the Delirium series.
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The People in the Photo
Parisian archivist Hélène knows very little about her mother, Nathalie, who died when she was four. In the hope of learning more, she places a newspaper advert calling for information on Nathalie and two unknown men pictured with her at a tennis tournament in 1971. Against the odds, she receives a response from Stéphane, a Swiss biologist: his father is one of the people in the photo. More letters, and more photos, pass between them, in an attempt to unearth the truth their parents kept from them. But as they piece together events from the past, will they discover more than they can actually deal with? Winner of twenty-five literary awards, this dark yet moving drama deftly explores the themes of blame and forgiveness, identity and love.
In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with Less Than Zero, his 'extraordinarily accomplished first novel' (New Yorker), successfully chronicling the frightening consequences of unmitigated hedonism within the ranks of the ethically bereft youth of 80s Los Angeles. Twenty-five years later, Ellis returns to those same characters - to Clay and the band of infamous teenagers whose lives weave sporadically through his - but now, they face an even greater period of disaffection: their own middle age. Clay seems to have moved on - he's become a successful screenwriter - but when he returns from New York to Los Angeles, to help cast his new movie, he's soon drifting through a long-familiar circle. Blair, his vulnerable former girlfriend, is now married to Trent - still a bisexual philanderer - and their Beverly Hills parties attract excessive levels of fame and fortune. Clay's childhood friend Julian is a recovering addict running an ultra-discreet, high-class escort service, and their old dealer Rip, reconstructed and face-lifted nearly beyond recognition, is involved in activities far more sinister than those of his notorious past. After a meeting with a gorgeous but talentless actress determined to win a role in his movie, Clay finds himself connected with Kelly Montrose, a producer whose gruesomely violent death is suddenly very much the talk of the town. As his seemingly endless proclivity for betrayal leads him to be drawn further and further into this ominous case it looks like he will face far more serious consequences than ever before.
In this engrossing book, Hollis Clayson provides the first description and analysis of French artistic interest in women prostitutes, examining how the subject was treated in the art of the 1870s and 1880s by such avant-garde painters as Cézanne, Degas, Manet, and Renoir, as well as by the academic and low-brow painters who were their contemporaries. Clayson not only illuminates the imagery of prostitution-with its contradictory connotations of disgust and fascination-but also tackles the issues and problems relevant to women and men in a patriarchal society. She discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the resulting public panic about the deterioration of social life and civilized mores. She describes the system that evolved out of regulating prostitutes and the subsequent rise of clandestine prostitutes who escaped police regulation and who were condemned both for blurring social boundaries and for spreading sexual licentiousness among their moral and social superiors. Clayson argues that the subject of covert prostitution was especially attractive to vanguard painters because it exemplified the commercialization and the ambiguity of modern life.
My Dark Places
The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer
De La Mise en scène et Le Maintien de l'ordre jusqu'à Déconnection, Outback ou l'arrière-monde et au-delà, l'oeuvre aujourd'hui vaste et labyrinthique, de Claude Ollier est considérée comme une des plus richement novatrices des quarante dernières années. Fondée sur une poétique de l'éclatement de l'unité de la personne/du personnage, sur une esthétique du non-fixe, de l'illimité, de la question généralisée dans l'ubiquité de ses pertinences, sur une appréciation du rôle déterminant mais incompris du langage dans l'expérience de l'être, l'oeuvre d'Ollier s'élabore, consciente de ses tensions implicites mais planant magistralement sur elles, entre échec et jeu (d'échec/s), réel insaissable et saisie onirique, phantasmatique, imaginaire, entre le haut sérieux de tout ce qui est troué, futile, déroutant et ce qui, par le biais du champ transférentiel de l'écrit, permet ironiquement mais sûrement de tout replénifier. C'est ainsi, comme l'explique Sjef Houppermans dans cette très belle étude d'une oeuvre à la fois difficile et exemplaire, qu'un nouveau pacte entre livre et lecteur/lectrice, et auteur peut-être aussi, parvient à s'établir. Si le livre n'est pas le lieu idéal d'une vraie vie, la vraie mort, celle du désir, réussit à se différer indéfiniment dans ces beaux fuzzy sets que sont les créations admirables de Claude Ollier.