Nikolski is a small village in the Aleutian Islands off the shore of Alaska. It is also a thematic link in Nicolas Dickner's charmingly offbeat novel about three young francophones searching for a sense of connection and unaware of the ties that bind them. A beguiling story of chance and the power of coincidence to change lives, Nikolski was first published in French in 2005 and received numerous awards, including Quebec's prestigious Prix Anne-Hébert for best first book.
Fall on Your Knees begins in a small mining community in Nova Scotia in the early 1900s and moves to the battlefields of the First World War and then to Harlem during the Jazz Age and the Depression and is a riveting depiction of a family beset by hidden desires and secrets. Read more »
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