LA FORTUNE DE SILA

by Fabrice Humbert

ANDREW NURNBERG ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 
LA FORTUNE DE SILA
LA FORTUNE DE SILA

After L’Origine de la violence, Fabrice Humbert gives us in La Fortune de Sila a captivating novel, a true modern panorama of our globalised society. Paris, June 1995. In a grand restaurant, a waiter is struck violently by a customer. Around him, no one intervenes. Not the Russian couple surveying the scene with mixed feelings, not the angry customer’s wife, not the two young men, two Frenchmen, there to celebrate a first job at the bank.

A simple story? Barely worth mentioning? In the course of lives, no event, however minor, is harmless. And the brutality of one, the indifference or cowardice of others will soon reveal their true significance, as the first sign of their decline. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Financial Crisis of 2008, in a world made of money, the interwoven destinies of the actors in this opening scene, from the Russian oligarch to the French banker and the property speculator, gradually spin a web. And at the centre of the web, Sila, the waiter on the ground, the motionless figure around whom everything moves . . .

- the director is Xavier Durringer (his latest film was a satire on Sarkozy). The script is written and filming should commence in early 2013.

- the title is winner of Grand Prix RTL-Lire

 

L'ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE

by Fabrice Humbert

ANDREW NURNBERG ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 
L'ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE
L'ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE

During a school trip to the Buchenwald concentration camp, a young teacher discovers a photograph of a prisoner which bears a striking resemblance to his father. Back in France, he is haunted by the memory of the photograph and starts researching the identity of the prisoner. His quest takes him to the heart of a family secret – a secret whose poisonous effect has corrupted and damaged father and son.

L’ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE is a masterful novel. Written in a spare prose, the story oscillates between the narrator’s current life and events of the past as they are revealed to him. With unflinching honesty and great subtlety, Fabrice Humbert explores the secret violence and darkness hidden behind the smiles and elegant manners of a well-to-do family.

- the director is Elie Chouraqui. The script is written, with Fabrice Humbert being a co-screenwriter. Filming will begin in October.

- the title has been awarded the RENAUDOT POCHE.

EPIC WIN FOR ANONYMOUS: HOW 4CHAN'S ARMY CONQUERED THE WEB

by Cole Stryker

THE NICHOLAS ELLISON LITERARY AGENCY

 
EPIC WIN FOR ANONYMOUS: HOW 4CHAN'S ARMY CONQUERED THE WEB
EPIC WIN FOR ANONYMOUS: HOW 4CHAN'S ARMY CONQUERED THE WEB

EPIC WIN FOR ANONYMOUS is now a more relevant book than ever, with the subject of Anonymous and online privacy gaining additional attention in the media every day.  We would highlight that is the first book to tell the story of the misunderstood, highly relevant group, Anonymous, and how its actions are influencing how we behave online, and off.

4chan is an image-based online community bulletin board created by a 14-year old wunderkind in 2003. With over 5 million monthly users and over 300 million page views, 4chan is one of the largest and most influential web communities. It is also perhaps the most wildly misunderstood web community. As The Washington Post states, “How 4chan manages over and over again to outwit the systems that multibillion-dollar corporations use to make money on the Internet is one of the great mysteries of the capricious online world.”

Throughout Epic Win, Cole writes with a voice that strikes the right balance of being informative, approachable, and entertaining.  Whether examining the Jessi Slaughter saga and how cyber-bullying is part of our new reality, or explaining the lifecycle of LOL Cats, Epic Win constructs a convincing argument for 4chan’s cultural relevancy, and how it has influenced—and will continue to influence—internet culture, as well as society at large.

 

THE BREAKUP BIBLE

by Rachel Sussman

SANFORD J. GREENBURGER ASSOCIATES

 
THE BREAKUP BIBLE
THE BREAKUP BIBLE

A definitive resource for every heartbroken woman looking to get her life back on track after a devastating breakup or divorce.

With stories from women of all ages who have gone through the transformation, The Break-up Bible brings together a healing network that helps the reader discover her personal support system, learn how to make healthier choices for herself, and look towards the future.

"If you have experienced the ending of a romantic relationship, you are not alone." Relationships expert Rachel Sussman creates a healing process for women who are recovering from a breakup-whether it be marriage, co-habitation, or a non-marital relationship.

Rachel A. Sussman, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and founder of Sussman Counseling, a psychotherapy practice specializing in treating couples and individuals with relationship dilemmas. She is the official relationships expert for Cosmopolitan and Destination Maternity.com, and has also appeared on television shows, including the Today Show and CBS Early Show.

Please visit www.rachelasussman.com