David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
charts the growth, both personal and artistic, of a uniquely talented and cherished writer, frequently labelled the best of his generation. In addition to Wallace's last interview, given to the Wall Street Journal weeks before his...
The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
Two charming characters embark on a glamorous adventure on the
Orient Express - and find themselves on a thrilling ride across
Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of
psychoanalysis and revolutionary socialism....
The Right Way To Do Wrong
With Harry Houdini, things are not always as they seem. Part expose, part instruction manual, The Right Way To Do Wrong features history's most famous illusionist revealing the methods of deception involved in everything from...
The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl
The fable-like story of an old man's sexual obsession with a young woman is a distillation of Italo Svevo's concerns: individual conscience versus social convention and the cost of desire. His novella is a marvel of psychological...
The Story Of My Assassins
Originally published: New Delhi: HarperCollins, c2009.
Brenner And God
Wanting out of high-stress detective work, Simon Brenner takes a
calming job as a chauffeur, shuttling a two-year-old girl back and
forth in a soothing ride along the Autobahn between her father, a
construction tycoon in...
In a deeply compelling debut novel, Lee Rourke, the underground literary sensation and author of Everyday (Social Disease, 2007), tells the tale of a man who finds his life so boring it actually frightens him. So, in response, the...
Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
The enormous posthumous success of novelist, poet and essayist Roberto Bolano is one of the most stunning triumphs in the history of Latin American literature. His masterpiece 2666 (Picador, 2009) has startled the literary world...
Two Chilean university students, Emilia and Julio, become inseparable lovers until their relationship changes and Emilia mysteriously disappears from Chile.
Eeeee Eee Eeee
An off-kilter and funny novel in which confused yet intelligent animals attempt to interact with confused yet intelligent humans, resulting in the death of Elijah Wood, Salman Rushdie and Wong Kar Wai; a vegan dinner at a sushi...
Looks at terrorism and the terrorized. The book takes readers straight to the human truths of an entire society in the grip of panic, the lives of its members deformed by fear of violence as well as by its antidote - the safety...
A gripping examination of one man's struggle to overcome guilt
and rediscover his idealism in post-War Germany.
Acclaimed entertainer Hans Schnier collapses when his beloved
Marie leaves him because he won’t marry her...
Billiards At Half Past Nine
BÖll’s well-known opposition to fascism and war informs this
moving story of a single day in the life of traumatized soldier
Robert Faehmel, scion of a family of successful Cologne architects,
as he struggles to return to...
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Economic history states that money replaced a bartering system, yet there isn't any evidence to support this axiom. Anthropologist Graeber presents a stunning reversal of this conventional wisdom. For more than 5,000 years, humans...
In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Squad
comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of
someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend
and their journeys in search of...
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