Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Sandrine Collette

Nothing But Dust

Sandrine Collette

Nothing But Dust

2018, pp. 304, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609454333
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
Available as ebook Available as ebook Available as ebook
$ 17.00

The book

By the time Rafael is born, the family farm has already gone to hell. Rafael’s father has abandoned them. His older brothers, the twins Mauro and Joaquin, blame Rafael for their father’s departure and exact revenge on their baby brother. Steban, his other sibling, is a simpleton whose affections and allegiances change with the shifting winds. Ruling over this dysfunctional roost is a tyrannical and avaricious mother.

On the lonely Patagonian steppe, life is lived to the rhythms of the family farm. But there is nothing bucolic about the existence described in these pages: it is ruthless, unforgiving, and bloody. As the family tensions mount, daily life degenerates into open warfare.

Reminiscent of Coetzee’s Disgrace, Chatwin’s In Patagonia, the Dust Bowl novels of Steinbeck, the writing of Cormac McCarthy, and the southern gothic of William Faulkner, Nothing But Dust is a gripping, unsentimental, ultimately majestic story about life in one the most inhospitable places on Earth.

The author

Sandrine Collette
Sandrine Collette was born in Paris in 1970. She divides her time between Nanterre, where she teaches philosophy and literature, and Burgundy, where she has a horse stud farm. She is the author of numerous novels. Nothing But Dust, winner of the Landerneau Prize for crime fiction, is her English language debut.

From the same country

  • Michel Bussi

    Don't Let Go

    2018, pp. 320, $ 17.00
    From the bestselling author of After the Crash, “a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time.”—...
  • Christelle Dabos

    A Winter's Promise.
    Book One of The Mirror Visitor Quartet

    2018, pp. 492, $ 18.95
    Lose yourself in the fantastic world of the arks and in the company of unforgettable characters in this French runaway hit, Christelle Dabos’...
  • Amélie Nothomb

    Strike Your Heart

    2018, pp. 128, $ 14.00
    “Amélie Nothomb’s twenty-fifth novel is among her very best.” — Télérama Marie is the prettiest girl in her provincial hometown...
  • Jean-Claude Izzo

    Chourmo

    2018, pp. 256, $ 16.00
    This second novel in Izzo's acclaimed Marseilles trilogy is a touching tribute to the author's beloved city, in all its color and complexity.
  • Jean-Claude Izzo

    Total Chaos

    2018, pp. 256, $ 17.00
    The mean streets of Marseilles. Three friends. Two homicides. A man who can't forget his past. With these elements, Izzo invents an entire genre.
  • Négar Djavadi

    Disoriental

    2018, pp. 320, $ 18.00
    In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph.

More suggestions

  • Iwaki Kei

    Farewell, My Orange

    2018, pp. 128, $ 14.00
    Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and devastating loss on their way to a lifelong friendship.
  • Alicia Giménez-Bartlett

    Naked Men

    2018, pp. 416, $ 18.00
    Alicia Giménez-Bartlett weaves a tale of economic and personal devastation, portraying the ways that life’s disappointments can bring people to...
  • Amélie Nothomb

    Strike Your Heart

    2018, pp. 128, $ 14.00
    “Amélie Nothomb’s twenty-fifth novel is among her very best.” — Télérama Marie is the prettiest girl in her provincial hometown...
  • Tamsen Wolff

    Juno's Swans

    2018, pp. 256, $ 17.00
    In 1988, before her senior year of high school, Nina and her best friend spend the summer alone on Cape Cod. Nina has grown up with her ailing grandmother—and...
  • Alex Miller

    The Passage of Love

    2018, pp. 512, $ 19.00
    The Passage of Love is a moving novel from one of Australia’s most beloved authors, two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Alex Miller.
  • Seth Greenland

    The Hazards of Good Fortune

    2018, pp. 624, $ 18.00
    Seth Greenland’s witty, clear-eyed new novel is a story of interconnecting lives, in which generations, races, and religions converge and conflict.

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

X