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We are pleased to announce that for the second meeting of our Reading Group we will be reading Karim Miské’s sensational Arab Jazz.
The Reading Group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month to discuss a different novel from around the globe, charting waters new and exciting. We intend to introduce you to some of our favourite foreign or translated authors – authors who might not get as much attention alongside their British fellows, but should definitely not be missed!
So do join our voyage across the seas of literature; to Europe, Africa, Asia, and beyond!
Exciting, informative, stimulating, and a little frightening – The Times
Remarkable . . . a debut of notable assurance . . . Proof that French crime fiction is jostling its way to the top of the noir tree –The Independent
Kosher sushi, kebabs, a second-hand bookshop and a bar: the 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan district where multicultural citizens live, love and worship alongside one another. This peace is shattered when Ahmed Taroudant’s melancholy daydreams are interrupted by the blood dripping from his upstairs neighbour’s appartment.
A lyrical debut bringing a ritualistic murder to the turbulent multicultural melting pot of suburban Paris, Arab Jazz won of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France’s premier crime fiction award.