New translated fiction 2021

Happy Stories, Mostly

Happy Stories, Mostly

Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Tiffany Tsao

A blend of science fiction, absurdism and alternative-historical realism, Happy Stories, Mostly is a collection of twelve stories that queer the norm. A powerful puff of fresh air, the stories talk to each other as pieces of a...

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Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead

For readers of Olivia Laing, Mariana Enriquez, Deborah Levy and Valeria Luiselli, a playfully brilliant novel about women's influence, legacy, art and friendship

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 Read reviewParadais

Paradais

Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes

Author of the acclaimed novel Hurricane Season, Fernanda Melchor leads us into a different kind of hell: paradise

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Even the Darkest Night: A Terra Alta Investigation

Even the Darkest Night: A Terra Alta Investigation

Javier Cercas, Anne McLean

A Terra Alta novel. Winner of Spain's biggest literary prize - the Premio Planeta

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Lady Joker

Lady Joker

Kaoru Takamura, Allison Markin Powell, Marie Iida

One of Japan's great modern writers, Kaoru Takamura, makes her English-language debut with Lady Joker, the million copy bestselling Japanese phenomenon.

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In His Own Image

In His Own Image

Jerome Ferrari, Alison Anderson

Passion, death, and the ambiguous relationship between art and reality.

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Woman Running in the Mountains

Woman Running in the Mountains

Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt, Lauren Groff

Set in 1970s Japan, this tender and poetic novel about a young, single mother struggling to find her place in the world is an early triumph by a modern Japanese master. 

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The Night Will Be Long

The Night Will Be Long

Santiago Gamboa, Andrea Rosenberg

An addictive and nuanced narrative about conflict-rife Colombia.

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Love in the Big City

Love in the Big City

Sang Young Park

A fresh and unique debut novel by the bestselling young star of Korean queer fiction about queers and Catholicism, women, abortion, STDs, and the socio-economic class divide in contemporary South Korea.

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A World with No Shore: A Novel

A World with No Shore: A Novel

Helene Gaudy, Stephanie Smee

The surprise French bestseller - a brilliant contemporary twist on the historical novel.

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Strangers I Know

Strangers I Know

Claudia Durastanti, Elizabeth Harris

A bold, contemporary and urgent novel from a renowned Italian writer that examines silence in different forms, immigration, family and social class.

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More Than I Love My Life

More Than I Love My Life

David Grossman

From the winner of the International Booker Prize and one of the finest writers at work today, an epic and deeply moving novel about the legacy of war and trauma on three generations of women

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World Shadow

World Shadow

Nir Baram, Jessica Cohen

A fast-paced novel about politics, money, power and corruption that holds a mirror up to the present day.

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The Blacksmith's Daughter

The Blacksmith’s Daughter

Selim Ozdogan

A young girl navigates the joys and sorrows of rural life on the cusp of the modern world in mid-twentieth century Turkey.

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The Anomaly

The Anomaly

Herve le Tellier, Adriana Hunter

A runaway bestseller, and the winner of France's most prestigious literary prize, The Anomaly is the bestselling international sensation that asks: What would you do, if there were two of you?

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The Wanderer

The Wanderer

Luca D'Andrea, Katherine Gregor

A haunting thriller drawing on myths, legends and fairy tales, set in a mysterious Italian valley - from Italy's bestselling answer to Stephen King.

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The Books of Jacob

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk

The much-anticipated English translation of Olga Tokarczuk's magnum opus

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Our Happy Days

Our Happy Days

Julia Holbe, Imogen Taylor

A vivid tale of love and friendship, coincidence and fate, guilt and betrayal-and the memories of a summer that changed things forever.

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The City of Mist

The City of Mist

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A return to the mythical Barcelona library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books.

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People From My Neighbourhood

People From My Neighbourhood

Hiromi Kawakami (Y), Ted Goossen

From the best-selling author of Strange Weather in Tokyo, here is a collection of playful, delightful, delectable Japanese micro-fiction.

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Where You Come From

Where You Come From

Sasa Stanisic

A powerful exploration of identity and belonging, Where You Come From is the major new novel from internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Sasa Stanisic, published for the first time by Jonathan Cape

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The Woman from Uruguay

The Woman from Uruguay

Pedro Mairal, Jennifer Croft

From acclaimed Argentine author Pedro Mairal and Man Booker International-winning translator Jennifer Croft, the unforgettable story of two would-be lovers over the course of a single day.

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Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine: A Novel

Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine: A Novel

Klara Hveberg, Alison McCullough

A remarkable and heartbreaking debut novel which explores the intricacies of the human heart, the complicated equation that is love, and the search to find meaning and connections when you need them most.

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Born of No Woman

Born of No Woman

Franck Bouysse, Lara Vergnaud

A dark and addictive story of betrayal and desire.

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Harsh Times

Harsh Times

Mario Vargas Llosa

The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning master of fiction - the true story of Guatemala's political turmoil of the 1950s.

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Shoko's Smile

Shoko’s Smile

Choi Eunyoung

A bestselling and award-winning debut collection from one of South Korea's most prominent young writers

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My Brilliant Life

My Brilliant Life

Ae-ran Kim

My Brilliant Life interweaves the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy and happiness in even the most difficult times.

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 Read reviewMen in My Situation: By the author of the international bestseller Out Stealing Horses

Men in My Situation: By the author of the international bestseller Out Stealing Horses

Per Petterson, Ingvild Burkey

A tender, scintillating portrait of grief, divorce, fatherhood and a life going to pieces. A major new novel from the author of the international bestseller Out Stealing Horses.

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The Morning Star

The Morning Star

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken

The major new novel from one of the world's greatest writers

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Lemon

Lemon

Kwon Yeo-sun, Janet Hong

Focusing on the unsolved murder of teenage girl, this literary crime novel offers insights into gender, class and privilege in Seoul, and marks the English-language debut for award-winning Korean author, Kwon Yeo-sun.

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The Book of Mother: Longlisted for the International Booker Prize

The Book of Mother: Longlisted for the International Booker Prize

Violaine Huisman

A gorgeous, critically acclaimed debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes - in the bestselling tradition of Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle.

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Silver Tears

Silver Tears

Camilla Lackberg, Ian Giles

A gripping new novel from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg

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The Survivors

The Survivors

Alex Schulman

A suspenseful, haunting novel about three brothers and their reckoning with the events of one disputed, disastrous summer.

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The Cat Who Saved Books

The Cat Who Saved Books

Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai

A charming and heartwarming Japanese tale about the importance and magic of books, for all who love reading them.

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 Read reviewThe Woman in the Purple Skirt

The Woman in the Purple Skirt

Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North

Clever, bewildering and darkly comic, The Woman in the Purple Skirt is the story of two women whose lives are set to become terribly entwined.

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The Silence of Scheherazade

The Silence of Scheherazade

Defne Suman, Betsy Goeksel

Set in the ancient city of Smyrna, this historical novel follows the intertwining fates of four families as their peaceful city is ripped apart by the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

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The Country of Others

The Country of Others

Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor

The first volume of a new trilogy telling the saga of one French family between 1946 and 2016.

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The Wrong Goodbye

The Wrong Goodbye

Toshihiko Yahagi, Alfred Birnbaum

A classic slice of Japanese hard-boiled noir paying homage to the master of the genre: Raymond Chandler

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Olga

Olga

Prof Bernhard Schlink, Charlotte Collins

The life of one woman - Olga - from late 19th century Prussia to modern Germany. A novel of love, passion and History from beloved modern master Bernhard Schlink.

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People Like Them: the award-winning thriller for fans of Lullaby

People Like Them: the award-winning thriller for fans of Lullaby

Samira Sedira

Lullaby meets Little Fires Everywhere, this intense, suspenseful prize-winning novel explores the darker side of human nature - and the terrible things people are capable of.

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 Read reviewThe Inseparables

The Inseparables

Simone de Beauvoir, Deborah Levy, Lauren Elkin, Sylvie le Bon de Beauvoir

This recently rediscovered novel from the author of The Second Sex is the compulsive story of two close friends growing up and falling apart.

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Terminal Boredom: Stories

Terminal Boredom: Stories

Izumi Suzuki

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.

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The Mad Women's Ball

The Mad Women’s Ball

Victoria Mas

For fans of The Doll Factory and The Familiars, a gemlike novel set in a Parisian asylum in 1885 about two women - one deemed mad, the other sane - who find their salvation at The Mad Women's Ball.

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I Am the Tiger

I Am the Tiger

John Ajvide Lindqvist

From the bestselling author of Let the Right One In, comes John Ajvide Lindqvist's most twisted thriller yet

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All Men Want to Know

All Men Want to Know

Nina Bouraoui, Aneesa Abbas Higgins

A haunting, lyrical French bestseller set in Paris and Algiers about desire, shame and violence

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 Read reviewHeaven

Heaven

Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett, David Boyd

From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a teenage boy subjected to relentless bullying.

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I'm Waiting For You

I’m Waiting For You

Kim Bo-Young, Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu

THE TIMES SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH 'Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art ... powerful and graceful' - Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite ...

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What You Can See From Here

What You Can See From Here

Mariana Leky

A story about the absurdity of life and death, a bittersweet portrait of village life and the wider world that beckons beyond, What You Can See from Here is a story about the way loss and love shape not just a person, but a...

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The Therapist

The Therapist

Helene Flood, Alison McCullough

From the mind of a psychologist comes a taut and chilling domestic thriller with a double twist that will leave you reeling.

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 Read reviewThe Republic of False Truths

The Republic of False Truths

Alaa Al Aswany, S. R. Fellowes

The idealistic young from different backgrounds - engineers, teachers, medical students, and among them the general's daughter - have come together to challenge the status quo. Euphoria mounts as Mubarak is toppled, love blossoms...

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Hard Like Water

Hard Like Water

Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas

A laugh-out-loud political and sexual satire about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, by the acclaimed author of Serve The People!

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The Black Cathedral: A Novel

The Black Cathedral: A Novel

Marcial Gala, Anna Kushner

Haunting and transcendently twisted, this English-language debut from a Cuban literary star is a tale of race, magic, belief, and fate.

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Love in Five Acts

Love in Five Acts

Daniela Krien, Jamie Bulloch

The stories of five very different women whose paths all intersect - punchy and contemporary, for readers of Conversations with Friends and An American Marriage

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 Read reviewHigher Ground

Higher Ground

Anke Stelling, Lucy Jones

A prize-winning novel about class, money, creativity, and motherhood, that ultimately reveals what happens when the hypocrisies we live by are exposed...

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The Field

The Field

Robert Seethaler, Charlotte Collins

The acclaimed author of A Whole Life and The Tobacconist, the bestselling and Booker International-shortlisted Robert Seethaler, tells the story of a town through the voices from its graveyard: a moving story about life and death...

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The Honjin Murders

The Honjin Murders

Seishi Yokomizo

Japan's greatest classic murder mystery, translated into English for the first time.

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 Read reviewWhereabouts

Whereabouts

Jhumpa Lahiri

The new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author: a haunting portrait of a woman, her decisions, her conversations, her solitariness, in a beautiful and lonely Italian city

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Toddler Hunting and Other Stories: With an introduction by Sayaka Murata

Toddler Hunting and Other Stories: With an introduction by Sayaka Murata

Taeko Kono, Sayaka Murata

A captivating collection of pitch-black tales from one of the most important Japanese writers of the second half of the twentieth century - 'shocking, ominous, and subversive' The Paris Review

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 Special priceThe Girl Who Died

The Girl Who Died

Ragnar Jonasson

The 'world class crime writer' (Sunday Times) returns with his very first standalone novel - his darkest and most atmospheric mystery yet . . .

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Fidelity

Fidelity

Marco Missiroli, Alex Valente

A novel of love, relationships and desire.   

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How Do You Live?

How Do You Live?

Genzaburo Yoshino, Bruno Navasky

Publishing in English for the very first time, Japan's beloved coming of age classic on what really matters in life The streets of Tokyo swarm below fifteen year-old Copper as he gazes out into the city of his childhood.

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 Read reviewFirst Person Singular

First Person Singular

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

A brilliant new collection of short stories from the unique mind of the internationally bestselling author of Men Without Women and Killing Commendatore.

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 Read reviewLonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Mizuki Tsujimura, Philip Gabriel

A #1 Japanese bestseller and winner of the influential Japan booksellers' award. Convenience Store Woman with a fantasy twist, exploring emotional and anxiety issues in modern-day Japan.

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Invisible Ink: A Novel

Invisible Ink: A Novel

Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti

The latest work from Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano, Invisible Ink is a spellbinding tale of memory and its illusions.

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Touring the Land of the Dead

Touring the Land of the Dead

Maki Kashimada, Haydn Trowell

A dream-like, emotionally charged tale by a bold new voice in Japanese fiction

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Girls Against God

Girls Against God

Jenny Hval, Marjam Idriss

A genre-warping, time-travelling horror novel-slash-feminist manifesto from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot.

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Bullet Train

Bullet Train

Kotaro Isaka, Sam Malissa

Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Kimura's young son is in a coma thanks to Satoshi, and he's tracked him onto the bullet train headed from Tokyo to Morioka to exact...

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Three O'Clock in the Morning

Three O'Clock in the Morning

Gianrico Carofiglio, Howard Curtis

From one of Italy's best-selling authors a coming-of-age story set over 48 hours in the streets of Marseille, as a father and son connect for the first time

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Fog

Fog

Kaja Malanowska, Bill Johnston

More than fog obscures the truth in this chilling Warsaw police procedural

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Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia

Sonia Hernandez, Samuel Rutter

A sly and playful novel about the many faces we all have.

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A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned

Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Ann Goldstein

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The Art of Losing

The Art of Losing

Alice Zeniter, Frank Wynne

A powerful and moving family story about history, immigration and identity, spanning three generations and some seventy years across the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe

Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot

The second novel from the author of the phenomenon, Before the Coffee Gets Cold: more tales from Cafe Funiculi Funicula, where customers may travel back in time - if they obey the rules.

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Long Live the Post Horn!

Long Live the Post Horn!

Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund

A tartly hilarious and deeply affecting new novel from the bestselling author of Will and Testament.    

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The Inheritors

The Inheritors

Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee

Spanning two centuries, from Paris on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War to the modern day, this unforgettable family saga lays bare the persistent and poisonous injustice of inequality.

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The Tower of Fools

The Tower of Fools

Andrzej Sapkowski, David French

A brand new epic fantasy trilogy from the author of the legendary Witcher series, which inspired the blockbuster Netflix show starring Henry Cavill

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Empire of Wild

Empire of Wild

Cherie Dimaline, Michelle St. John

A kinetic, imaginative, and sensuous gothic novel inspired by traditional Canadian Metis legends.

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Fifty-Two Stories

Fifty-Two Stories

Anton Chekhov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Chekhov's genius left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their superb renderings of fifty-two...

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There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job

There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job

Kikuko Tsumura, Polly Barton

A young woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that requires no reading, no writing - and ideally, very little thinking.    

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The Package

The Package

Sebastian Fitzek, Jamie Bulloch

You live in a quiet neighbourhood. You know that he will never find you here. All you've done is taken in a parcel for a neighbour. You have no idea what you've let into your home.

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Stalingrad

Stalingrad

Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler

It is tender, epic, and a testament to the power of the human spirit.'You will not only discover that you love his characters and want to stay with them - that you need them in your life as much as you need your own family and...

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 Special priceOlga

Olga

Bernhard Schlink, Charlotte Collins

The life of one woman - Olga - from late 19th century Prussia to modern Germany. A novel of love, passion and History from beloved modern master Bernhard Schlink.

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Crossed Lines

Crossed Lines

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

For fans of Rachel Cusk, Crossed Lines is a critique of a woman's midlife, middle-class crisis of conscience, told through the astute and clever voice of one of France's most prolific writers. Translated by Penny Hueston. ...

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Earthlings

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet. Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano,...

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People From My Neighbourhood

People From My Neighbourhood

Hiromi Kawakami, Ted Goossen

Take a story and shrink it. Make it tiny, so small it can fit in the palm of your hand. Carry the story with you everywhere, let it sit with you while you eat, let it watch you while you sleep. Keep it safe, you never know when...

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 Read reviewThe Lying Life of Adults

The Lying Life of Adults

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend.

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Sunlight Hours

Sunlight Hours

Caroline Caugant, Jackie Smith

Three generations of women united by the secrets of a river.    

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At Night's End

At Night’s End

Nir Baram, Jessica Cohen

A writer wakes up in a hotel room in an unfamiliar city.     

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One Day I'll Tell You Everything

One Day I’ll Tell You Everything

Emmanuelle Pagano, Penny Hueston

The winner of the 2009 European Prize for Literature, this startling and powerful French novel is translated into English for the first time.

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To Cook a Bear: Winner of the Petrona Award 2021

To Cook a Bear: Winner of the Petrona Award 2021

Mikael Niemi, Deborah Bragan-Turner

A riveting historical murder mystery set in Sweden's far north - to delight fans of The Name of the Rose

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The Stray Cats of Homs

The Stray Cats of Homs

Eva Nour, Agnes Broome

An unforgettable debut novel, inspired by the true story of one boy's extraordinary life in Syria. For fans of The Kite Runner, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Pianist of Yarmouk and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.    

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 Read reviewNo Presents Please

No Presents Please

Jayant Kaikini, Tejaswini Niranjana

Winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, Jayant Kaikini is one of India's most celebrated short-story writers.

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Tender is the Flesh

Tender is the Flesh

Sarah Moses, Agustina Bazterrica

It all happened so quickly. First, animals became infected with the virus and their meat became poisonous. Then governments initiated the Transition. Now, 'special meat' - human meat - is legal.  

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