Book List:3 titles
  • The award-winning, bestselling French novel by Philippe Besson -- “the French Brokeback Mountain” (Elle) -- about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internation...


  • Lucas’s brother Thomas is dying. At their childhood holiday home, the two brothers wait for Lucas to die. Besson’s dispassionate observation of disease and death is haunting, as he portrays the inability of others to cope with Thomas’ illness a...


  • Like Michael Cunningham’s homage to Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Jean Rhys’s to Charlotte Bronte in The Wide Sargasso Sea, Philippe Besson’s extravagantly praised first novel pays tribute to Marcel Proust. It also dares to introduce an asthm...