Peirene Press

Peirene Press
Peirene Press is an award-winning boutique publishing house, specialising in contemporary European novellas and short novels in English translation.
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    Winner of the 2018 PEN Translation Prize. “Krall’s newly translated story of love during the Holocaust is a profound and uplifting masterpiece.” —The GuardianIn this canonical work of Polish reportage, Hanna Krall crafts a terse and unexpected human lesson out of a Holocaust novel and love story. A raw interplay of history and fiction spanning the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Zionist Israel, this bestselling novel won the English PEN Award and the Found in Translation Award.One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2017“The prose never once seems out of the author’s control, displaying precisely the serious artistry required to elevate and illuminate such harrowing material.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Krall’s unique voice . . . dominates this detached, surreal, curiously playful tale of a woman of indefatigable resourcefulness trapped between history and her heart. A quirky but exceptional story of infinite love and life-sustaining commitment.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“Hanna Krall brings Izolda R. to life through dry, factual, rhythmic prose—a litany whose cumulative effect powerfully endears her to readers.” —Slavenka Drakulic, author of Café Europa Revisted“A stirring and powerful document that, while marvelously concise, stands at the crossroads of the horrible history of humanity in the twentieth century.” —Eric Alterman, New York Times-bestselling author of Lying in State“A remarkable find . . . The style is bluntly simple, like the affectless telling of a fable. The reader is held at a distance by a tone that is so studiedly neutral as to be almost jaunty, yet because it is relating the most appalling atrocities it becomes the more affecting.” —The Sunday Times
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    The author of The Bicycle Eater shares “a fluid and troubling fable” of brotherhood, tragedy, and the limits of art, written in “a subtle and fine poetry” (La Presse, CA).Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family’s orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys’ grandparents, the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever. Blood must repay blood. And in order to avenge their grandparents’ deaths, one brother must offer the ultimate sacrifice.Years later, the surviving twin—now a student actor in wintry Montreal—is given a role which forces him to confront the past. Author Larry Tremblay, an actor and director himself, poses the difficult question: can art ever adequately address suffering? Both current and timeless, The Orange Grove depicts the haunting inheritance of war and its aftermath.
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