- Bataille, Christophe; Howard, Richard, trans.
New Directions, New York, New York, 1996, Quarter Cloth, , First Edition, ISBN 0811213307 , Near Fine /No Jacket
87 pp. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. A short, poetic novel about a stranded French mission to Vietnam in the 18th century. The soldiers march off to oblivion and the missionaries are left to confront their belief and work with the peasants in the rice paddies.