Hollow Heart by Viola Di Grado, tr. Antony Shugaar

Title:  Hollow Heart Author:  Viola Di Grado Translator:  Antony Shugaar  / Italian Publisher:  Europa Editions, New York (2015) ISBN:  978 1 60945 271 1 “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.” ― John Lennon “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where … Continue reading Hollow Heart by Viola Di Grado, tr. Antony Shugaar

The Suicide Shop by Jean Teulé, translated from the original French by Sue Dyson

Gallic Books is a small UK press that publishes French books translated into English. They  were founded in 2007 by two Random House alumni.   Later in September I’ll be reviewing The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain. It tells the story of Daniel Mercier, an average man who finds President François Mitterrand’s black felt hat and puts it on.  “It’s a perfect fit, and as … Continue reading The Suicide Shop by Jean Teulé, translated from the original French by Sue Dyson