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 Read reviewThe Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

The Story of the Lost Child: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

The Story of the Lost Child is the long-awaited fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels. The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples, to their thirties, when...

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Arvida

Arvida

Samuel Archibald

A 25000-copy Bestseller in French, Arvida reads like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy whose muse is a mining town in Quebec.

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Beauty is a Wound

Beauty is a Wound

Eka Kurniawan

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.

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The Body Where I Was Born

The Body Where I Was Born

Guadalupe Nettel

I was born with a white spot, or what others call a birthmark, on the cornea of my right eye. That spot would have been entirely insignificant if it hadn't been right in the center of my iris. So begins...

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Complete Stories

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector

Features stories ranging from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don't know what to do with themselves.

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A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion

Jose Eduardo Agualusa, Daniel Hahn (Freelance author and editor)

On the eve of Angolan independence, Ludo bricks herself into her apartment, where she will remain for the next thirty years. She lives off vegetables and pigeons, burns her furniture and books to stay alive and keeps herself busy...

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 Read reviewI Refuse

I Refuse

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

From the author of the international bestseller Out Stealing HorsesI refuse to compromise. I refuse to forgive. She walked out into the snow one night, leaving him and his sisters with their violent father. Without his best friend...

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The Meursault Investigation

The Meursault Investigation

Kamel Daoud

Translation of: Meursault, contre-enquaete.

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Mirages of the Mind

Mirages of the Mind

Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, Matt Reeck, Aftab Ahmad

A hilarious and nostalgic account of twentieth-century Muslim life on the Indian subcontinent

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Moods

Moods

Yoel Hoffmann, Peter Cole

Yoel Hoffmann- Israel's celebrated avant-garde genius (The Forward)-supplies the magic missing link between the infinitesimal and the infinite

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One Out Of Two: A Novel

One Out Of Two: A Novel

Daniel Sada, Katherine Silver

Identical twin spinsters, Gloria and Constituciaon Gamal, enjoy their successful tailoring business in rural Mexico and take particular thrills in confusing people. When a new suitor arrives, one sister decides she wants all the...

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The Physics Of Sorrow

The Physics Of Sorrow

Georgi Gospodinov, Angela Rodel

Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.

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Signs Preceding the End of the World

Signs Preceding the End of the World

Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman

Makina knows how to survive in a macho world. Leaving her native Mexico in search of her brother, she's smuggled into the USA bearing two secret messages - one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld. In this...

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Sphinx

Sphinx

Anne Garreta, Emma Ramadan, Daniel Levin Becker

A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.

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The Story of My Teeth

The Story of My Teeth

Valeria Luiselli, Christina MacSweeney

Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneerthe story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.

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The Things We Don't Do

The Things We Don’t Do

Andres Neuman, Nick Caistor, Lorenza Garcia

Originally published in 2012 by Alfaguara, Spain, as Hablar solos --Title page verso.

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Tram 83

Tram 83

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Roland Glasser

Exceptional debut Congolese novel uses jazz rhythm to evoke the frenzied exploitation of land and people in contemporary Africa

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War, So Much War

War, So Much War

Merce Rodoreda, Mercae Rodoreda, Martha Tennent, Maruxa Relano Tennent

Merce Rodoreda's final novel, this is a meditation on the consequences of moral degradation and the inescapable presence of evil.

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