Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY is a heart-wrenching story of escape, love and comic-book heroes set in Prague, New York and the Arctic.
One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay’s cramped New York bedroom, his nerve-racking escape from Prague finally achieved. Little does he realise that this is the beginn..
American Gods, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic novel from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, comes vividly to life in a major new TV series on Amazon Prime Video starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson.
'Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him' (Stephen King).
If you are to survive, you must belie..
‘Swede’ Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, his demanding yet highly rewarding (and lucrative) business, his sporting prowess, his good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope.
Until the sunny day in 1968, when the Swede’s bountiful American luck deserts him.
The tragedy springs from devastat..
Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street. He is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream -- and its worst nightmare -- American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront. 'American Psycho is a beautifully controlled, careful, imp..
Anti, a quiet English boy living in Quito, Ecuador, strikes up a friendship with flamboyant classmate Fabián, who is everything Anti isn't: handsome, athletic and popular. What's more, he lives with his rakish Uncle Suarez, while Anti is stuck in the dull ex-pat world inhabited by his parents.
Suarez, a storyteller par excellence, infects the boys with his passion for outlandish tales, and be..
Intr-o zi inghetata de februarie, doi vechi prieteni se intalnesc langa un crematatoriu unde au venit sa isi exprime respectul pentru decedata Molly Lane. Si Clive, si Vernon au fost iubitii lui Molly inainte de a ajunge pe culmile carierei - Clive ca cel mai de succes compozitor britanic modern, iar Vernon ca editor. Frumoasa Molly a mai avut si alti iubiti, printre care Julian Garmony, Ministr..
Roberto Bolano redefined the form of the novel in his masterpiece 2666; with the hallucinatory narrative of Amulet, he reimagines what literature can become' New Statesman Auxilio Lacouture is trapped. For twelve days she hides alone in a lavatory on the fourth floor of the university. Staring at the floor, she begins a heartfelt and feverish tale: she is the Mother of Mexican poetry. This highl..
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy - loving best friend riding ..
Ultimul volum al trilogiei Zuckerman Bound. La patruzeci de ani, pe Nathan Zuckerman incep sa il doara toate si nu mai e in stare sa scrie un rand. In schimb, se plimba pe la o multime de doctori si niciunul nu e in stare sa identifice cauza raului, iar Zuckerman se intreaba daca n-o fi de vina vreo carte pe care a scris-o. Intre timp, devine dependent de vodca si marijuana.
And the Ass Saw the Angel - Nick Cave's classic Gothic novel, in its full and original form
Outcast, mute, a lone twin cut from a drunk mother in a shack full of junk, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers and prophets, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbe..
Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to ..
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each..
Remarkable... Deeply moving' The Times. In 1968, in a remote part of Canada, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people share the secret - the baby's parents and a trusted neighbour. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to go through surgery and raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows up within t..
An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of My Name is Lucy Barton
Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to ..
I've been summoned, Thursday, ten sharp.' So begins one day in the life of a young clothing-factory worker during Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. She has been questioned before, but this time she knows it will be worse. Her crime? Sewing notes into the linings of men's suits bound for Italy. 'Marry me', the notes say, with her name and address. Anything to get out of the country.
As she ride..
Now a major TV series starring Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali and Art Malik
From the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011, an extraordinary true-life tale about a long-forgotten mystery...
Arthur and George grow up worlds apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur is to become one of th..
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.
When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When they left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they mi..
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she..
Atticus Cody, care are un ranch in Colorado, e anintat ca fiul lui s-a sinucis in Resurreccion, in Mexic. Pe drumul spre sud, ca sa recupereze trupul fiului, Atticus descopera tot felul de indicii care il fac sa banuiasca o crima. 'Dl Hanses scrie viguros si ca un inger' (New York Times Book Review). 'Un roman scris superb... Atticus confirma irefutabil talentul uimitor al romancierului' (Miami ..
La 18 ani, Mario, student la drept si editor de stiri la radio, se indragosteste scandalos de matura lui Julia, de 32 de ani, care a divortat de varul lui. Povestea tot mai lunatica se interfereaza cu episoade dintr-un serial de la radio, scris de prietenul lui Mario, Pedro Camacho. 'Llosa's huge energy and inventiveness is extravagant and fabulously funny' (New Statesman). 'Without doubt a magn..
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real t..
Povestea scrisa de Sayo Masuda e un portret extraordinar al vietii rurale din Japonia si un contrast edificator cu viata fictiv-stralucitoare a gheiselor. O lume dura in care tinerele femei invatau sa faca sex de vanzare si erau deposedate de libertatea si identitatea lor. Ani de zile dupa ce a parasit casa cu gheise, desi abia stia sa scrie si sa citeasca, Masuda s-a hotarat sa spuna adevarul d..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
'In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians' Financial Times
'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times
'A beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities... T..
As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through the corridors of the presidential palace in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man laying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their egocentric, maniacally violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, ca..
Juan Diego’s little sister is a mind reader. As a teenager, he struggles to keep anything secret – Lupe knows all the worst things that go through his mind. And sometimes she knows more. What a terrible burden it is to know – or to think you know – your future, or worse, the future of someone you love. What might a young girl be driven to do if she thought she had the power to change what lies a..
Al treilea roman din mult-aclamatul cvartet al Fredericai Potter care, acum e prinsa intre doua cazuri legale: un divort dureros si un proces de custodie si inculparea din pricina unei carti "obscene'. Crizele personale si legale ale Fredericai oglindesc o epoca. Pe langa viata ei ca profesor la o scoala de arta din Londra, apar lumile culturale divergente ale Beatles-ilor si ale adventului l..
Babies: our biggest mystery and our most natural consequence, our hardest test and our enduring love. Anne Enright describes the intensity, bewilderment and extravagant happiness of her experience of having babies, from the exhaustion of early pregnancy to first smiles and becoming acquainted with the long reaches of the night. Everyone, from parents to the mildly curious, can delight in Enright..
The Bachelors displays the best of Sparkian satire, placing her at the heart of a great literary tradition alongside Waugh and Trollope, Wilde and Wodehouse. It demands rediscovery.
‘It’s easy to see why Waugh admired The Bachelors. On one level, it is a blithely carnivorous satire in the Waugh mould. The bachelors of the title - almost the only men we meet in the narrative - are the thirty-s..
The early 2000s, and Martin, an expat student recently arrived in Moscow to write a doctoral thesis on the heroines of Russian literature, needs all the guidance he can get to fathom the mysterious Russian soul. Distracted from his studies by the bright lure of nightclubs, vodka, ready money and real women, his restless explorations of the city lead him to dark and unexpected places . . .
Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby. A housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. A young girl accepts a lift in a car with a group of strangers. An old friend brings bad news to a dinner party.
In these gripping and unsettling stories, the ordinary is made extraordinary and the real things that happen to people turn out to be every bit ..
The number one bestseller - now a prime-time TV special starring Catherine Tate
The Bad Mother's Handbook is the story of a year in the lives of Charlotte, Karen and Nan, none of whom can quite believe how things have turned out. Why is it all so difficult? Why do the most ridiculous mistakes have the most disastrous consequences? When are you too old to throw up in a flowerbed after too much..
Two brothers, Filip and Matei, are growing up in a totalitarian society. Every day life is recounted through their young eyes. Their story is one of childish naivety set against a backdrop of life imposed by communism. Their world is filled with characters from children s television, broadcast by the official communist media, alongside magazines and cinema. Joe Lemonade, Giani Morandi, Rome Specs ..
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AUTUMN 2016
'Absolutely heart-breaking. One of the best books I’ve ever read' DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tea-Planter's Wife
'Compelling, elegant and insightful' Observer
'Beautifully wrought, tender, heartbreaking' Sunday Express 5/5
'Moving, fascinating' Times
'A tender and absorbing love story' Daily Mail
'Unsentimental and affecting' Sun..
Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus's first love. All at once, memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart..
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.
In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, Ren Sel and..
From the backlist of Elif Shafak, author of The Architect's Apprentice, The Bastard of Istanbul is a tale of an extraordinary family curse and was longlisted for the 2008 Orange Fiction Prize.
One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her ..
First Published in the UK as The Scandal
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Beartown tells of a terrible crime that fractures a town and all of the people in it. When a bad thing happens, who will have the courage to stand against everyone else?
'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.' The New York Times Book Review
'Late one eve..
Fate takes many forms ...When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulling into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey - named Beatrice and Virgil - and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and orginality that made L..
Al doilea roman al lui Cohen, publicat in 1966. O tragedie erotica clasica: povestea unor ratati frumosi aflati la sfarsitul jocului vietii. Trei oameni uniti de obsesia sexuala si de fascinatia pentru miticul sfant Mohawk. Naratorul fara nume e in centrul unui triunghi amoros brutal. Cand incepe cartea, doi sunt deja morti, iar naratorul lupta cu salbaticia durerii. 'Cititorul iese din roman du..
The Number 1 New York Times Best-seller. Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision..
They say to live every day as if it's your last - but you never actually think it's going to be. You always think you'll have more time. That's what I thought. But I was wrong. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. What if, like me, you could live your last day over ..
Ruby Lennox a fost conceputa cu repulsie de Bundy si s-a nascut in vreme ce tatal ei, George, se afla in Doncaster spunandu-i unei femei invesmantata in verde ca nu era insurat. Bundy nu a vrut niciodata sa se marite cu George, iar acum s-a pomenit cu trei fetite intr-un apartament de deasupra unui pet-shop, pe o strada veche mai jos de York Minster. Ruby ne spune povestea Familiei, din ziua de ..
WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK
‘A formidable storyteller’ Jonathan Franzen
‘Savage and compassionate in all the right places’ New York Times Book Review
Eerily timely bittersweet and buoyant’ Jessie Burton
New York, 2007. After two long years apart, Jende Jonga has brought his wife Neni f..
A hilariously realistic romance, Graeme Simsion, the international BESTSELLING author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, introduces The Best of Adam Sharp . . .
Will he risk it all for a second chance at first love?'After twenty-two years without any contact at all, Angelina Brown, my Great Lost Love, decides to change the world and emails Hi . . .'Adam Sharp met the love of his life ..
They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks - with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart. Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip ...Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and ..
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis is a searing novel about a man whose principles are tested to the utmost extremes. 'Impressive...alive to how reversals of fortune change individuals.' (Sunday Times). In a small crumbling resort in the Crimea, two men meet after many years apart. Kotler has fled Jerusalem with his young lover after taking a decision which has now cost him everything. Yet..