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Freshwater

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves - now protective, now hedonistic - seize control of Ada, her life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction. Narrated from the perspectives of the various selves...

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The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

Henri Alain-Fournier

When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma. But when Meaulnes disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious...

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Exhalation

Exhalation

Ted Chiang

This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. 

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

FROM THE MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF EILEENTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy... My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a non-negotiable in your holiday carry-on this...

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 Read reviewThe Forest of Wool and Steel

The Forest of Wool and Steel

Natsu Miyashita

Million-copy bestselling winner of the Japan Booksellers Award, chosen as the title bookshop staff most wanted to hand-sell: A feel-good, uplifting novel for fans of A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler.

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Pretend I'm Dead

Pretend I’m Dead

Jen Beagin

Mary Karr meets Miranda July in this hilarious debut about a young woman's quest for self-acceptance and belonging

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 Read reviewThe Pisces

The Pisces

Melissa Broder

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Mason Currey

From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.

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 Read reviewConvenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

The English-language debut of an exciting young voice in international fiction, selling 660,000 copies in Japan alone, Convenience Store Woman is a bewitching portrayal of contemporary Japan through the eyes of a single woman who...

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 Special priceChernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl

Chernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl

Svetlana Alexievich, Anna Gunin, Arch Tait

On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. While officials tried to hush up the accident, the author spent years collecting testimonies from survivors. A chronicle of the past and a...

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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells

A cinematic, propulsive and frightening climate tour of our near future - coming much faster than you think.

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Late in the Day

Late in the Day

Tessa Hadley

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been close friends since they first met in their twenties.

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Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior

Mary Gaitskill

This is a first collection of short stories by a former stripper and panhandler who has previously won several prizes for short fiction. These strange and poignant stories of seedy New York life are concerned with social isolation...

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