Series: MilkmanA NovelHardcoverAnna Burns9780571342730$34.50FICTION Dec 14, 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZESet in an un-named city but with an astonishing, breath-shorteningly palpable sense of time and placeMilkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. The story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged and punished.Middle sister is our protagonist. She is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her nearly-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with milkman (which she herself for the life... + Read More
Series: HollowA NovelPaperbackOwen Egerton9781640091610$25.50FICTION Dec 21, 2018
Winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction An NPR Best Book of 2017 "With the kind of grace not usually seen in accessible modern fiction, Egerton also invokes many other things with this central metaphor . . . The core ofHollow is anything but." —NPR "An incredibly imaginative examination of grief, faith, and the relationship between the two." —B&N Reads, 1 of 12 Must-Read Indie Books “I was blown away by Owen Egerton’s achingly beautiful, compulsively readable tale . . . Hollow is filled to the brim with wonder and the ... + Read More
Series: FreshwaterPaperbackAkwaeke Emezi9780802128997$23.95FICTION Dec 28, 2018
A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” HonoreeShortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize One of the most anticipated and best reviewed novels of 2018,Freshwater is the remarkable debut of an astonishing young writer. Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. Born “with one foot on the other... + Read More
Series: North of DawnA NovelHardcoverNuruddin Farah9780735214231$36.00FICTION Dec 04, 2018
A couple’s tranquil life abroad is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their son’s widow and children, in the latest from Somalia’s most celebrated novelist.For decades, Gacalo and Mugdi have lived in Oslo, where they’ve led a peaceful, largely assimilated life and raised two children. Their beloved son, Dhaqaneh, however, is driven by feelings of alienation to jihadism in Somalia, where he kills himself in a suicide attack. The couple reluctantly offers a haven to his family. But on arrival in Oslo, their daughter-in-law cloaks herself e... + Read More
Series: UltraluminousA NovelPaperbackKatherine Faw9781250192738$22.50FICTION Dec 04, 2018
One ofThe New Yorker's"Books We Loved in 2017," aBOMBMagazine "Looking Back on 2017: Literature" Selection, and one ofVulture's 10 Best Thriller Books of 2017.From Katherine Faw—the author of the critically-acclaimedYoung God,longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize—comesUltraluminous, a provocative and scintillating novel of one woman’s journey through a life of money, sex, and power.Girlfriend. Prostitute. Addict. Terrorist?Who is K?A high-end, girlfriend-experience prostitute called K has just returned to her native New York City... + Read More
A sweeping new trilogy by the creator of the award-winning Flight of the Raven, that takes the protagonist through the major conflicts of the early 20th Century.A beautifully drawn and deeply emotional graphic novel following the singular destiny of a man caught up in the fervent passions of a tumultuous period that begins with the Great War of 1914. In a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees on the French Mediterranean, lifelong friends are called to arms, except for Mattéo, who, as the son of Spanish refugees, is exempt from service. Yet whe... + Read More
Series: Revolution SundayPaperbackWendy Guerra9781612196619$21.99FICTION Dec 04, 2018
13 “BEST OF DECEMBER 2018” ListsIncluding Entertainment Weekly, BBC.com, New York Magazine / Vulture, Bustle, The Millions, Crimereads / LitHub, Book Riot, Asymptote Journal, Vol. 1 Brooklyn , Bust, Pop Sugar A novel of glamour, surveillance, and corruption in contemporary Cuba, from an internationally bestselling author—who has never before been translated into English Cleo, scion of a once-prominent Cuban family and a promising young writer in her own right, travels to Spain to collect a prestigious award. There, Cuban expats view her with ... + Read More
Long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker PrizeShort-listed for the 2018 Gordon Burn PrizeShort-listed for the 2018 Goldsmiths PrizeInspired by the real-life murder of a British army soldier by religious fanatics, Guy Gunaratne’sIn Our Mad and Furious City is a snapshot of the diverse, frenzied edges of modern-day London. A crackling debut from a vital new voice, it pulses with the frantic energy of the city’s homegrown grime music and is animated by the youthful rage of a dispossessed, overlooked, and often misrepresented generation.While Selvon, Ar... + Read More
Series: WolfPaperbackJim Harrison9780802128874$23.95FICTION Dec 28, 2018
TheNew York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry?includingLegends of the Fall,Dalva, andReturning to Earth?Jim Harrison was one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. Praised as ?a raunchy, funny, swaggering, angry, cocksure book.” (The New York Times Book Review),Wolf tells the story of a man who—after too many nameless women and drunken nights—leaves Manhattan to roam the wilderness of northern Michigan, hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare wolves that prowl... + Read More
Series: FarmerPaperbackJim Harrison9780802128898$23.95FICTION Dec 28, 2018
TheNew York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry?includingLegends of the Fall,Dalva, andReturning to Earth?Jim Harrison was one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. In Farmer, he tells the story of Joseph, a forty-three-year-old farmer-schoolteacher who suddenly finds himself at a crossroads. Forced to choose between two lovers?one a younger woman, the other his beautiful childhood friend?he must also decide whether or not to stay on the farm or finally seek ... + Read More
Series: Remainder, ThePaperbackCatherine Hobbs9781897141908$22.00FICTION Dec 30, 2018
A debut novel, a story of a poet, an archivist, and an art photographer; experiential in style, episodic, interspersed with memories. Themes of memory and human relationship to time recur. Questions arise about the remnants of human lives: what, if anything, remains?
Series: China DreamHardcoverMa Jian9781784742492$27.99FICTION Dec 25, 2018
A poetic and unflinching fable about tyranny, guilt, and the erasure of history, by the banned Chinese writer hailed as ‘China’s Solzhenitsyn’. In seven dream-like episodes, Ma Jian charts the psychological disintegration of a Chinese provincial leader who is haunted by nightmares of his violent past. From exile, Ma Jian shoots an arrow at President Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ propaganda, creating a biting satire of totalitarianism that reveals what happens to a nation when it is blinded by materialism and governed by violence and lies. Blendi... + Read More
Series: The TransitionA NovelPaperbackLuke Kennard9781250309310$23.50FICTION Dec 31, 2018
“The sort of book that cuts you off from your family and has you walking blindly through seven lanes of traffic with your face pressed obliviously to the page.” —James Marriott,The Times(London)In Luke Kennard's hilarious and gripping vision of the future, a young man joins a program called the Transition in an attempt to make a painless move into adulthood, with no idea of what he must sacrifice.Do you or your partner spend more than you earn? Have your credit card debts evolved into collection letters? Has either of you received a court summo... + Read More
Series: Look At MePaperbackMareike Krugel9781925603354$23.95FICTION Dec 21, 2018
Katharina's husband isn't coming home for the weekend—again—so she's on her own. When their chaotic daughter Helli has a nosebleed, Kat has to dash off to school to pick her up.Then their son, Alex, announces he's bringing his new girlfriend home for the first time. Kat's best friend from college is coming around tonight too, and she's wondering if she should try to seduce him-but first she needs to do the shopping, the vacuuming and the laundry, deal with an exploding clothes- dryer, find their neighbor's severed thumb in the front yard and ca... + Read More
Yan Lianke has secured his place as contemporary China’s most essential and daring novelist, “with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth” (New York Times Book Review). His newest novel,The Day the Sun Died—winner of the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, one of the most prestigious honors for Chinese-language novels—is a haunting story of a town caught in a waking nightmare. In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices ... + Read More
Series: Phoebe and the Pigeon PeopleThe Complete Comic Strips from The Chicago ReaderPaperbackJay Lynch9781934460443$29.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Age (years) from 12Dec 08, 2018
The under-achieving Phoebe and friends hang out with beatnik people-headed jazz-loving beat-philosophy cooing pigeons in a park in Chicago.
The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched in London in February 2011 to provide ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.
Series: FSG ClassicsThe MoviegoerA NovelPaperbackWalker Percy9780374214524$21.00FICTION Jan 15, 2019
Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one ofTime magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy’s debutThe Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young man’s search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape.Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes fromThe Third Man orStagecoach, not the personal experiences he... + Read More
Populated by media personalities, literary characters, three-legged deer-like creatures and an array of idiosyncratic Toronto neighbours, The House on Major Street is an internal and external picaresque tale which begins with a dramatic bicycle accident and explores, along the way, the blurred boundaries between the stories we read, the stories we tell and the stories we live.
Series: The Ice HousePaperbackLaura Lee Smith9780802128645$25.50FICTION Dec 28, 2018
From a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofEmpire Falls),The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he married into, which he’s run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny’s livel... + Read More
Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it. Until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he's won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there's a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only seventy-nine days to find someone to take with him. The phone call jolts Bronfman into motion, initiat... + Read More
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