A young man is found lying unconscious on the outskirts of Bucharest. No one knows who he is and everyone has a different theory about how he got there. The stories of the various characters unfold, each closely interwoven with the next, and outlining the features of what ultimately turns out to be the most important and most powerful character of all: the city of Bucharest itself.
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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
A NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2017
FINALIST FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017
'It would be an understatement to call this novel an extraordinary tour de force' Sunday Times
The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and..
Victory, Wendy si Nico sunt trei femei de succes din New York. Doar ca ele nu vad lucrurile chiar asa; Nico are o aventura extra-conjugala cu un model de lenjerie intima, ultima colecti a designerului Victory e o bomba, iar casnicia de 12 ani a lui Wendy e in cadere libera...
Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by..
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way!
79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank.
She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifest..
**Finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize****Winner of the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction**From the award-winning British author--a poet's noir narrative that tells the story of a D-Day veteran in postwar America: a good man, brutalized by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it, yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself.Wa..
Manuel is growing up in Franco's Spain. He adores his elder sister, María, and they are watched over by their mother, who enjoys reciting poetry, and their father, a construction worker with vertigo. Beyond the walls of the house, he encounters chatty hairdressers and priests, wolf hunters and monstrous carnival effigies.The community is still haunted by the civil war, yet Manuel's world is changi..
'I have quite changed my mind. I am going to run away and become a boy.'
In these three stories, written by Djuna Barnes under the pseudonym Lydia Steptoe, three characters find themselves on the brink of a sexual awakening - accompanied by guns, whips, and worldly innuendo.
A fourteen-year-old girl plans to become 'a virago', until her mother intercepts her first tryst by dressing up as her mal..
**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love ..
Michael Young is a brilliant young history student whose life is changed when he meets Leo Zuckerman, an ageing physicist with a theory that can change worlds. Together they realise that they have the power to alter history and eradicate a great evil. But tinkering with timelines is more dangerous than they can imagine and nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again.Making Hi..
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015*SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014ROXANE GAY’S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014AN AMAZON BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF 2014AN iBOOK BEST OF 2014Perfectly pitched and gorgeously penned, this astonishingly bold collection of stories explores the boundary between the w..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers – a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love, friendship and incarceration.Romy Hall is starting two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility. Her crime? The killing of her stalker.Inside awaits a world where women must hustle and fight..
From the Man Booker shortlisted author of Harvest.Alfred Busi, famed in his town for his music and songs, is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days in the large villa he has always called home. Then one night Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced that what assaulted him was no animal, but a child, ‘innoce..
Originally published as What in God's Name.How can you help mankind, when they won't help themselves? Welcome to Heaven Inc, and Craig's life.From the Sunsets Department and Geyser Regulation to the Department of Miracles, Heaven Inc has the earth covered. Unless someone is away from their desk. And these days, the CEO is kind of disillusioned.God knows he should be keeping an eye on the bad thing..
'Packed with passion ... a love story full of charm, music and soul-mates ... a classic E L James combo of the sweet and erotic with the perfect ending for romantics. I think it’s her best by far!' - Milly Johnson, The Sun ___________________The thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades trilogyLondon, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. Wi..
Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in.
Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a..
'A beautiful haunting novel… looking at a familiar London through a frosty, snowy lens. Wonderful' Caryl PhillipsThe London winter of 1947 is as cold as St Petersburg during the Revolution. Albertine, the wife of a British army officer often abroad on covert government business, finds herself increasingly lonely. Eager to distract herself with work, she takes a job as companion to the mysterious '..
My love for him felt so total and so annihilating that it was often impossible for me to see him clearly at all.
Years ago, Sukie moved in with Nathan because her mother was dead and her father was difficult, and she had nowhere else to go. Now they are on the brink of the inevitable.
Sally Rooney is one of the most acclaimed young talents of recent years. With her minute attention to the power ..
Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Winner of the 2019 Republic of Consciousness PrizeShortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths PrizeShortlisted for the 2019 James Tait Black PrizeLonglisted for the 2019 Rathbones Folio PrizeTaking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and ..
Paul Dukach is heir apparent at Purcell & Stern, one of the last independent publishing houses in New York, whose shabby offices belie the treasures of its list. Paul remains obsessed by one dazzling writer: poet Ida Perkins, whose outsize life and audacious verse have shaped America's contemporary literary landscape, and whose longtime publisher happens to be Purcell & Stern's biggest r..
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life.A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world.Ten days that promise to change your life.But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . .__________'Fantastic' Times'Original, suspenseful, d..
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of II Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy.
1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't refuse to ghost-write a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he lea..
"A highly original and often hypnotic work . . . exactly the type of book that readers in search of striking European voices should embrace" John Boyne, author of THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMASA contemporary Berlin fairy tale that bristles with urban truths - the first novel of Germany's best-known contemporary playwrightOne clear, ice-cold January morning shortly after dawn, a wolf crosses the bo..
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.As he grows older, the demands placed on P..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION'I am shouting from the rooftops to anyone who will listen about this book. It’s so so good – realistic and funny and so truthful it almost winded me' Dolly Alderton, The High LowTwo couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Melissa has a new baby and doesn't want..
'[A] mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world. Aciman's story of Alexandria is the story of his own family, a Jewish family with Italian and Turkish roots that tied its future to Egypt and made its home there for three generations, only to find itself peremptorily expelled by the Government in the early 1960's. It is the story of a fractious clan of dreamers and con men and the emotional price..
An unnamed protagonist is on holiday with her new, much-married lover, in the company of the monstrously rich.
'How long would she last? It would be uppermost in all their minds.'
Each day, while the others are out at sea, she is taught to swim. Eventually, she will be expected to perform. The pressure mounts; it is only a matter of time before she snaps.
Edna O'Brien crafts a quietly horrifyin..
L-au rapit dintr-un orasel brazilian. Isi schimbase numele si infatisarea, dar ei erau convinsi ca au pus mana pe cine trebuie. Cu patru ani inainte, se numea Patrick S. Lanigan. In 1992 a murit intr-un accident de masina si are un mormant. Fusese partener intr-o firma de avocatura cu mare dever, avea o sotie frumoasa si o fetita. La sase saptamani dupa ce a murit, din firma au disparut 90 milio..
"Few writers give me such consistent pleasure". (Zadie Smith)
Four siblings meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. But under the idyllic surface lie shattering tensions. Roland has come with his new wife, and his sisters don't like her. Fran has brought her children, who soon uncover an ugly secret in a ruined cottage in the woods. Alice has invited Kasim, ..
Doi judecatori de la Curtea Suprema de Justitie sunt ucisi, si numai o singura minte stabileste o legatura intre cele doua asasinate; frumoasa, inteligenta si ambitioasa studenta in drept la New Orleans Darby Shaw nu intelege deocamdata ca lucrarea ei speculativa va penetra cele mai inalte nivele ale puterii de la Washington, unde ar putea provoca valuri mari. Valurile sunt vizivile; prietenul l..
In Edmundsbury, a small town in eastern England, fear and loathing are on the rise. Brexit has happened and the ramifications are real.Grass-roots, right-wing political party 'England Always' is fomenting hatred. The residents of a failing housing estate are being cleared from their homes. A multinational tech company is making inroads into the infrastructure.A controversial tweet; a series of ill..
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019'Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite. It really blew me away' DOLLY ALDERTON'Frank, provocative and brilliant' INDEPENDENT'Utterly mesmerising' TATLER'Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves' ELLE'Laugh-out-loud funny' iCHOSEN AS A SUMMER READ BY..
'Magical. A quiet, elegant, poignant story suffused with humor, heart, and goodness' Kirkus ReviewsWhoever you've lost, someone will find youI'm a dog. I should tell you that right away. But I grew up with words. A poet named Sylvan found me at the shelter and took me home. He laid down a red rug for me by the fire, and I grew up to the clicking of his keyboard as he wrote.The Poet's Dog is a hear..
'Prague Spring is a wonderfully atmospheric portrait of the city as well as a political and historical thriller with dashes of espionage. It is as brilliant as anything he has written, which is saying a lot' The TimesIt's the summer of 1968, the year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter. Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe with no particular..
A time travel murder mystery from a brilliantly original new voice.'Genre-defying ... Witty and inventive' Guardian.1967Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril...2017Ruby knows her Granny Bee was the scientist who went mad, but they never talk about it. Until they receive a message from the future, warning of..
Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies..
Sold immediately at auction across the world, this phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. This promises to be a global super lead.
"Tell me that and we'll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go an..
Family, that slippery word, a star to every wandering bark, and everyone sailing under a different sky.After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children, a single family and all of them strangers. Seven days of sh..
Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty as the Chinese battle both the Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. As the novel opens, a group of villagers, led by Commander Yu, the narrator's grandfather, prepare to attack the advancing Japanese..
The book behind the TV show, The Resurrection.A family given a second chance at lifeA world where nothing – not even death – is certainLucille Hargrave’s son Jacob has been dead for over forty years. Now he’s standing on her doorstep, still eight years old. Still looking for her to welcome him with open arms.This is the beginning of the Returned.Praise for Jason Mott‘With fine craftsmanship and a ..
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Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of A..
Have you ever imagined a different life?Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?A story for every woman.A story for every moment.Whether you want to laughTo be movedTo loveTo feel less guiltTo cryTo be comfortedTo ROARThere is a story for you.From Sunday Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern comes a collection of witty, original and movin..
'Fabulous' Observer 'Achingly stylish' Guardian 'Irresistible' Daily Telegraph 'Gripping' The Sunday TimesIn a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew:the location of every old church in Manhattanhow to sneak into the cinemahow to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and..
WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDAN OBSERVER 'NEW FACE OF FICTION 2018'This is a story of something like survival.Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun. And how to protect her sister, Peppa. Because Peppa is ten, which is ..
A world on the brink of catastrophe. A two-thousand-year-old mystery. A lost gospel.A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenth-century Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda, lost love, and anti-Semitism, he enters a modern world where lies have the po..
Kate Morton's heart-breaking novel, The Secret Keeper, is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love, moving between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present.
1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, a..
* A publishing sensation: a stunning novel based on the author's dramatic and extraordinary true story of life on the run in the Bombay underworld
* 'A literary masterpiece ... it has the grit and pace of a thriller' DAILY TELEGRAPH
A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.
'In the early..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2019A stunning debut' GuardianIn Jessie Greengrass' superb debut novel, our unnamed narrator recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother ten years before, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother.Woven among these personal recollections are s..