After nine years in a Dutch asylum center, Samir finally has the chance to start his new life as a European citizen. But it's a full-time occupation for him to discover that integration needs a dog leash and a rubber ball.
Giorgia was a talented actress before she abandoned her stage career and fell in love with Filippo. She settles into a life of quiet compromise - until one day she bumps into her old theater director, Mauro, who fans the acting flame back to life.
Maryse Condé, who is the oldest writer ever to be longlisted for the International Booker prize at the age of 86, dictated her nominated novel The Gospel According to the New World to her husband and translator Richard Philcox, as she has a degenerative neurological disorder that makes it difficult to speak and see.
The uncompromising pen of Adeline Dieudonne wields flashes of brilliance as she brings her characters to life in a world that is both dark and sensual. This breathtaking debut is a sharp and funny coming-of-age tale in which reality and fantasy collide.