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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 posthumous success of novelist, poet and essayist Roberto Bolano is one of the most stunning triumphs in the history of Latin American literature. Shortly before his death, he was interviewed by Monica Maristain to discuss his...

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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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The Safety Net

The 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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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

Anthropologist David Graeber shows readers that for more than 5000 years, since the beginning of agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods. He also shows that the history of society being...

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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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