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Porto Bello Gold (Classics of Naval Fiction)
From a rising star of British fiction, a short, searing novel set in rural Wales in which a grieving farmer struggles to keep his life from falling apart. Heath 1 2 PB. The Long Dry A potent, prize-winning novel of rural life and familial loss — and an unforgettable introduction to one of the most distinctive new voices in British fiction. As he sets out across his parched fields to find a missing cow, his mind starts to turn over the dreams he harbours, the cares he and his wife both carry alone, and the uneasy sense that something is about to change. Written with clarity and depth, this is a powerful novel about the fragility of life and the small, unseen moments upon which fate twists.
From the acclaimed author of The Dig, a tautly crafted novel that packs the tension of a thriller and the emotional heft of a tragedy.
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The Polish shift worker struggling to get a foothold in the new country; a fisherman who needs to make good on a promise to his best friend; and the middle man, determined to make up for lost time and take a little of what he deserves. When a chance comes along, each man must weigh the risk — and then keep his nerve as events take on their own unstoppable momentum. Tightly plotted and sharply observed, this is a gripping story of desperation and duty, and the brutal struggle to progress. He is also the author of Bird, Blood, Snow , the retelling of a medieval Welsh myth.
Maria Venegas Moving between New York and Mexico, between present and past, this is an unblinking reckoning with family ties — and an unforgettable introduction to a powerful new literary talent. As they begin spending summers and holidays together, he starts to share stories with her of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and intense brutality.
She grew up in Chicago and currently lives and teaches in New York. Josh Cohen From a talented and original thinker comes a passionate critique of the intrusiveness of modern culture in an age where everything we do is deemed public knowledge. He is the author of How to Read Freud.
A bold, breathtaking debut from a Caine-prize shortlisted author; set between Nigeria and America, these are stories of women and children, love and belonging. Her work has been published in Granta magazine and the New Yorker. Tragically, Michael Jacobs died in January In this beguiling book, we join Jacobs on his search for the ultimate significance of the painting by following the trails of associations and memories from each individual character in the picture. He divided his time between London and a remote Spanish village.
A thrilling and resonant novel from the author of Away, about loyalty, ambition, and the pleasures and perils of family in s America. Iris wants to be a movie star; Eva is her sidekick. Together, they journey across s America from a lesbian scandal in Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island, stumbling their way through a landscape of war, betrayals and big dreams. From the most devious machinations of the market to the purest and most humble modes of creative practice, Thornton is a relentlessly intelligent and entertaining guide to this sometimes controversial, sometimes glamorous, always enthralling world.
Praise for Seven Days in the Art World:. She has been the chief writer on contemporary art for the Economist and a contributor to publications such as the Guardian, the Art Newspaper and the New Yorker. She lives in London. From Neolithic ritual landscape to the Arthurian myths, and from Tudor topographers to abstract painters, he discovers that reverence for the land and for particular places goes to the heart of our history, and of how as individuals we strive to belong on this earth. Praise for Philip Marsden:.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his work has been translated into fifteen languages. He lives in Cornwall. In he left academia to work as a journalist for Swedish television, radio, and print. From the western collectors whose demand for shrunken heads spurred brutal massacres to the WWII soldiers who sent the remains of Japanese opponents home to their girlfriends; from Madame Tussaud modelling the guillotined head of Robespierre to Damien Hirst photographing decapitated heads in city morgues; from graverobbing phrenologists to skull-obsessed scientists, Larson explores the bizarre, fantastical, and confounding history of the severed head, and offers us a new perspective on a macabre preoccupation.
A compelling and unique insight into the last days of World War II told through first-hand accounts. Side by side in these pages, we encounter civilians fleeing on foot to the west, British and American POWs dreaming of home, concentration camp survivors, loyal soldiers from both sides of the conflict as well as national leaders including Churchill.
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A modern classic, this vital work brings to life a time whose repercussions are still felt today. In he finished compiling Das Echolot, his immense and important collage of the war years which ends with Swansong From the ageing drama professor with a predilection for pot and a crush on his star pupil to the unfaithful husband who steals a giant bouquet for his wife, Antrim has created a world both sad and hilarious, smart and true, in which sanity is precarious and kindness can be found in the most unexpected of places.
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This issue of Granta goes into the American wild, metaphorical and real. She asks: What are you doing? I reply: Thinking about my life.