Translated books we loved in 2017

Hour of the Star

Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and...

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Cantonese Love Stories: Twenty-five Vignettes of a City: Penguin Specials

Cantonese Love Stories: Twenty-five Vignettes of a City: Penguin Specials

Kai-cheung Dung

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Black Moses

Black Moses

Alain Mabanckou, Helen Stevenson

It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only...

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel

The Japanese sensational bestseller: the tender, feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.

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Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

Reader, your life is full of choices. Some will bring you joy and others will bring you heartache.  

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The Stolen Bicycle

The Stolen Bicycle

Wu Ming-Yi, Darryl Sterk

From the critically acclaimed Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi comes an intimate and magical collage of stories about family, war, history, friendship and bicycles.

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Anna

Niccolo Ammaniti, Jonathan Hunt

The extraordinary new dystopian novel from the author of the international bestseller I'm Not Scared

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A Horse Walks into a Bar

A Horse Walks into a Bar

David Grossman, Jessica Cohen

Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovaleh G provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn't know whether to laugh or cry - and all this in the presence of a former childhood friend who is...

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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra

In Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Dorthe Nors brings her distinctive blend of style, humor, and insight to a poignant journey of one woman in search of herself when there's no one to ask for directions.

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The Trap

The Trap

Melanie Raabe, Imogen Taylor

I know you killed my sister. I wrote this book for you.  

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Madonna in a Fur Coat

Madonna in a Fur Coat

Sabahattin Ali, Maureen Freely, Alexander Dawe

The bestselling Turkish classic of love and longing in a changing world. Madonna in a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about new beginnings and the unfathomable nature of the human soul.

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