The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen.
Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase...
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for K..
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and DisappearedIt all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim J..
*Shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize*
'Brilliantly translated by Fiona Mackintosh and Iona Macintyre, this is a heartfelt, dreamlike paean to Argentina s past and what might have been had the pampas been left alone.' Times Literary Supplement
A riotous romp taking the reader from the frontier culture of the pampas deep into indigenous territories. It charts the adventures of China Iron, Martín Fierros abandoned wife, in her travels across the pampas in a wagon with her new-foun..
A spellbinding collection of eighteen stories from one of Russia s finest contemporary writers
Tatyana Tolstaya is one of Russia s most celebrated writers, known for her exuberant, irrepressible fictions and caustic wit. In this new collection, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years, Tolstaya's ecstatic, witty and witchy imagination is in full force in stories that transform everyday realities into miraculous other worlds.
'The foremost writer of her generation, a mi..
Miezul noptii de apropie in timpul unei cine de zi cu zi, in vreme ce Mari, sorbind din ceasca de cafea, isi ridica privirea din cartea pe care o citea spre un tanar, un muzician, care ii tulbura linistea. Amandoi au pierdut trenul spre casa. Intre timp, Frumoasa sora a lui Mari, Eri, doarme un somn adanc 'prea perfect, prea pur' pentru a fi normal... de doua luni. In seara aceasta, o unda d elumina apare pe televizorul scos din priza. Intamplari nocturne ciudate sau un joc al noptii? 'Hypnotic,..
***THE SEQUEL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING NOVEL THAT IS LOVED AROUND THE WORLD, AND IS NOW A FILM STARRING EMILIA CLARKE AND SAM CLAFLIN***
'Matches Me Before You. Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday
'Moyes totally delivers. With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour
Lou Clark has lots of questions.
Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar..
The Age of Anxiety is a great rock novel, but that is one of the less important things about it. The narrator is a brilliant creation - cultured, witty and unreliable. The novel captures the craziness of the music business and displays Pete Townshend's sly sense of humour and sharp ear for dialogue. First conceived as an opera, The Age of Anxiety deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness and long-lost children. Hallucinations and soundscapes haunt this novel, which o..
By the author of The Handmaid's Tale
Now a major NETFLIX series
Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
'Brilliant... Atwood's prose is searching. So intimate it seems to be w..
Sotul ei refuza sa ii implineasca dorintele, caci interesul lui se indreapta in alte directii. Dar Alice are sansa de a se elibera odata cu mostenirea unei case uriase si a unei mici averi; astfel are posibilitatea de a-si cladi aici stilul de viata care sa o multumeasca. Vizitatorii nu vor uita experientele pe care le au si putini se vor grabi sa o judece... 'A mesmerizing storyteller' (Sunday telegraph)..
Now a major film starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith on Netflix.A compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.Theodore Finch constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself, but each time something good stops him.Violet Markey exists for the future, counting the days until she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief for her late sister.When they meet on the ledge of a tower, what might have been their end turns into their beginning.It's..
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION.
A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II When Marie Laure goes blind, aged six, her father builds her a model of their Paris neighborhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and then navigate the real streets. ..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
'VERY MOVING, A WARM AND COMPASSIONATE NOVEL' Diana Evans
'TENDER, HEARTFELT AND HEART-BREAKING' Francis Spufford
Optioned for film by Monumental Pictures/Lionsgate.
Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a father she's never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy is also dying.
Told alternately by Maddy and her mother, Eve, All the Water in the World is a heart-breaking story of ..
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 beginning of an extraordinary friendship and even more fruitful business partnership. Together, they create ..
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 believe. Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is kil..
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY S WOMEN S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014.
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of bac..
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, Ministru de Externe, cu sanse sa ajunga Prim-Ministru. Dupa funeralii, Clive si Vernon fac un pact care ava a..
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 highly charged first-person semi-hallucinatory novel is a potent stream of consciousness through which the ..
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 night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the sibli..
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 the hyper-male hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as 'Annabel' - is n..
The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.
'Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy' A.J. Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird
'I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way' Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris
In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you'll see a mysterious ma..
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 rides the tram to her interrogation, her thoughts stray to her friend Lilli, shot while trying to flee to ..
It is 1956, and Daniel Wollin returns to East Germany after sixteen years of Soviet imprisonment. A brilliant architect, Daniel is taken in by his former colleague, Arnold Sundstrom, who has become hugely successful since their exile in Moscow. Together, the two men work to redesign the nation for the Communist future.
But with Daniel's arrival, Arnold's young wife, Julia, begins to uncover the lies that hold her marriage together and the mystery behind her own parents' deaths in Russia many ye..
A social realist exploration from Thailand’s preeminent contemporary woman writer: "each of her stories poses its own moral challenge, pleasurable and unsettling at once. Taken together, they are a phenomental puzzle to read" (NPR.org).
In thirteen stories that investigate ordinary and working-class Thailand, characters aspire for more but remain suspended in routine. They bide their time, waiting for an extraordinary event to end their stasis. A politician’s wife imagines her life had her hus..
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 the most famous men of his age, while George remains in hard-working obscurity. But as the new century b..
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 might, they couldn't lose him - and soon Mikael realised that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battli..
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 Herald)..
Set in Peru during the 1950s, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is the story of an 18 year old student who falls for a 32 year old divorcee. Mario, an aspiring writer, works at a radio station that broadcasts, live each day, up to a half-dozen short-run soap operas. At the same time that the author meets his "Aunt Julia", the radio station, which had been buying scripts by weight from Cuba, hires a Bolivian scriptwriter named Pedro Camacho to write the serials. The novel chronicles the scriptwrite..
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... The first post-Brexit novel' Guardian
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-short..
The writing of Ayfer Tunç is in essence urban, and yet she manages to imbue her characters with a fragile humanity and an old-fashioned sense of the melancholy of modern life. Aziz Bey is at once the most genuine and the saddest of all her heroes. Here we see the life of an ordinary Turkish man, a master tambour player of local fame, whose life stretches from Istanbul to Beirut because of his obsessive love for Maryam. We witness the fading of this love with the passage of time and changing of c..
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 limbajului IT...
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’s funny, eloquent and unsentimental account of having babies.
Selected from the book Ma..
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-something male barristers, teachers, journalists and museum attendants of a small patch of West London...
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 . . .
'Powerful . . .An ambitious debut' (The Independent on Sunday). 'A rich debut. Back to Moscow is a book t..
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 as mysterious as their dreams...
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 by tragedy, and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.
The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman ..
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 life.
Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysteri..
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 evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest..
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 dupa ce va fi avut viziuni teribile si minunate' (New York Times)..
A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2019, RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2020, AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
'This is a novel of international significance. Courageous, provocative, haunting, it will open our eyes' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzIn the midst of war, he found loveIn the midst of darkness, he found courageIn the midst of tragedy, he found hopeThe Beekeeper of AleppoWhat will you find from his story?Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an a..
Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal.
It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder? Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She's got her little boy in tow - plus the secret she's been carrying for five years. On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline - a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one - and Celeste, the kind of beautiful woman who m..
WWI Centenary Edition. With a new introduction from the author. A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is a story of love, death, sex and survival. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front. His love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, ..
What will you get for your birthday this year? A chance to see into the future? Or a reminder of the imperfect past?
In this enviable gathering, Haruki Murakami has chosen for his party some of the very best short story writers of recent years, each with their own birthday experiences, each story a snapshot of life on a single day. Including stories by Russell Banks, Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, Claire Keegan, Andrea Lee, Daniel Lyons, Lewis Robinson, Lynd..
The Black Book is Orhan Pamuk's tour de force, a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirmed his reputation as a writer of international stature. Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, it is a labyrinthine novel suffused with the sights, sounds and scents of Istanbul, an unforgettable evocation of the city where East meets West, and a boldly unconventional mystery that plumbs the elusive nature of identity, fiction, interpretation and reality...
'Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter's. I cannot wait for the next installment' Neil GaimanIn this stunning follow-up to his Man Booker-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James draws on a rich tradition of African mythology, fantasy and history to imagine an ancient w..
'The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush... I loved every moment of this book.' Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties
A black light illuminates that which the eye doesn't see, uncovering what is hidden in plain sight.
In this raw, compassionate, debut collection Kimberly King Parsons casts light onto the weird, the intimate, the eerie and the sublimely beautiful with unflinching gaze and ferocious eloquence. Over twelv..
Alice Hoffman waves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet: Violet, a brilliant girl who is in love with books and with a man destined to betray her; Lysander Wynn, attacked by a halibut as big as a horse, certain that his life is ruined until a boarder wearing red boots arrives to change his life; Maya Cooper, who does not understand the meaning of love between her mother a..
Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. Whether in a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami's characters confront loss, or sexuality or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distance between those who ought to be closest of all. Following the success of Kafka on the Shore comes a collection that gives full rein to Murakami's inventiv..
Iris Vegan, a graduate student living alone and impoverished in New York, encounters four strong characters who fascinate and in different ways subordinate her: an inscrutable urban recluse who employs her to record the possessions of a murdered woman; a photographer whose eerie portrait of Iris takes on a life of its own; an old woman in hospital who tries to claim a remnant of the ailing Iris; and a professor she has an affair with. An exploration of female identity in an age when the old defi..