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David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

David Foster Wallace

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...

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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars

The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars

Maurice Dekobra, Neal Wainwright

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....

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The Right Way To Do Wrong

The Right Way To Do Wrong

Harry Houdini, Teller

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...

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The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl

The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl

Italo Svevo

Detailing an old man's sexual obsessions with a young woman, Italo Svevo's 'The Nice Man and the Pretty Girl' follows the man's vacillations and tortuous self-justifications to their tragi-comic end.

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The Story Of My Assassins

The Story Of My Assassins

Tarun J. Tejpal

Originally published: New Delhi: HarperCollins, c2009.

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 Special priceBrenner And God

Brenner And God

Wolf Haas, Annie Janusch

One of the most wildly popular detective series in EuropeNwhere each book has sold more than 300,000 copies--finally comes to the U.S. and UK. Haas' Detective Brenner series is timely, edgy and told in a quirky voice that's often...

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The Canal

The Canal

Lee Rourke

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...

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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Roberto Bolano, Sybil Perez, Marcela Valdes

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...

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Bonsai

Bonsai

Alejandro Zambra

Two Chilean university students, Emilia and Julio, become inseparable lovers until their relationship changes and Emilia mysteriously disappears from Chile.

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Eeeee Eee Eeee

Eeeee Eee Eeee

Tao Lin

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...

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Safety Net

Safety Net

Heinrich Boll, Leila Vennewitz, Salman Rushdie

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...

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Clown

Clown

Heinrich Boll, Leila Vennewitz

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...

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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

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...

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Spurious

Spurious

Lars Iyer

In a raucous debut that summons up the ironic British classic Goon Show, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself, who - together with his more successful friend - goes in search of more...

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