Le Pickpocket - Bilingual French-English Edition

Le Pickpocket - Bilingual French-English Edition

by Christopher Cook

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Le Pickpocket - Bilingual French-English Edition by Christopher Cook

In this award-winning short story, a professional pickpocket in Paris recollects highlights from his career. This story, after being rejected by numerous literary magazines in the U.S., won first prize in a literary competition in France co-sponsored by Sorbonne University and Paris Transcontinental magazine. It later was included in several anthologies, including an annual “best stories” collection in the U.S.

Note de l’auteur:
La traduction de ce texte a été publiée en 2004 aux Éditions Rivages, dans un recueil de nouvelles intitulé “Moisson Noire 2004, Les meilleures nouvelles policières américaines, présentées par Michael Connelly”, collection Rivages/Thriller, sous la direction de François Guérif et dans une traduction de Pierre Bondil. Elle avait pour titre “Le Pickpocket”. Le texte en a été révisé pour la présente édition. Je remercie vivement les Éditions Rivages, François Guérif et Pierre Bondil, qui m'ont autorisé à publier la version française en livre numérique.

About the award-winning author Christopher Cook, reviewers have written:

“…a lyric voice that sings itself raw.”
—The New York Times

“…a master of setting, characterization, dialogue and narrative.”
—The Dallas Morning News

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013626027
Publisher: Christopher Cook
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 271 KB

About the Author

Christopher Cook (www.christopher-cook.com) is the author of many short stories and two award-winning fiction books, "Robbers" and "Screen Door Jesus & Other Stories", both available in e-book editions. His most recent works, all published exclusively as e-books, include the two novellas "Cloven Tongues of Fire" and "Storm", the short story “The Pickpocket,” available in both English and bilingual French-English editions, as well as the story collection "Tiger Ridge – Three Stories".

A native of the U.S., since 1994 he has lived in France, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. His wife is the Czech artist and poet Katerina Pinosova.

Christopher’s books are available in numerous foreign editions, and his stories have been included in many anthologies, including Houghton Mifflin’s "The Best American Mystery Stories 2003". His memoir essay “Full Moon Over Bohemia,” set in the Czech Republic, was selected for "The Best Travel Writing 2006" anthology from Traveler’s Tales.

Screen Door Jesus has been made into a feature movie.

Most recently, Christopher is working on another novel.

His website is www.christopher-cook.com

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