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Don't Try This at Home

Angela Readman

Don't Try This at Home by Angela ReadmanA girl repeatedly chops her boyfriend in half but, while her ‘other half' multiplies, she is still not satisfied. Love transforms a mother working down the chippie – into Elvis. Clary's father puts antlers on stuffed rabbits to make jackalopes, but when her mother walks out on them, Clary has to help her father if they are to survive. Beautiful, sharp and fearless, Costa Short Story Award winner Angela Readman's debut collection is aptly titled, for each story packs its share of explosive material. Exposing all kinds of prejudice – against age, status, disability – the stories also offer quirky...
2015 / 5 / 5
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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

Daniel Hahn

Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare by Daniel Hahn'The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.' - William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected twelve contemporary international authors to each write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature. In order to celebrate the international influence of both writers and offer us new and intriguing perspectives on them, six English-speaking authors have taken inspiration from...
2017 / 2 / 11
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Open Door

Iosi Havilio

Open Door by Iosi HavilioWhen her partner disappears, a young woman drifts towards Open Door, a small town in the Argentinean Pampas named after its psychiatric hospital. She finds herself living with an ageing ranch-hand, although a local girl also proves irresistible. This evocative book makes a quiet case for the possibility of finding contentment in unexpected places.
2012 / 7 / 1
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Sworn Virgin

Elvira Dones

Sworn Virgin by Elvira DonesHana Doda is an ambitious lite
2014 / 11 / 21
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The Adventure of the Busts of Eva Per?n

Carlos Gamerro

The Adventure of the Busts of Eva Per?n by Carlos Gamerro1975. The cusp of Argentina's Dirty War. The magnate, Fausto Tamerl?n, has been kidnapped by guerrillas, who as part of their ransom demands have stipulated the placement of a bust of Eva Per?n in all ninety-two offices of Argentina's leading construction company, Tamerl?n & Sons. Tamerl?n's head of procurement, Ernesto Marron?, is the man tasked with the job, but he soon finds out that his is a mission for executives of a heroic disposition. His subsequent picaresque journey plunges him into a world of occupied factories, the slums of Buenos Aires and the utopian Evita City. Equipped with his...
2015 / 3 / 11
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Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

Lina Wolff

Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs by Lina Wolff
2016 / 3 / 17
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The Matiushin Case

Oleg Pavlov

The Matiushin Case by Oleg PavlovThe Matiushin Case is one of the darkest and most powerful works of fiction to appear in Russian in the last twenty years. Deriving, like Captain of the Steppe (2013, And Other Stories), from Oleg Pavlov's own traumatic experience as a conscript in the last years of the Soviet Union, it follows the ordeals of Matiushin, a sensitive, disoriented young man, damaged by brutality first within his family and then in the army. Indebted to the 'labour camp writing' traditions pioneered by Solzhenitsyn and Shalamov, the novel is much more than an exposé of society's ills. Its greatest achievement lies...
2014 / 11 / 22
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101 Detectives

Ivan Vladislavic

101 Detectives by Ivan VladislavicWhat kind of Detective am I? Eardrum or tympanum? Gullet or oesophagus? Pussy or pudenda? A Detective needs a language almost as much as a language needs a Detective. In this new collection of stories, award-winning author Ivan Vladislavic invites readers to do some detective work of their own. Each story can be read as just that – a story – or you can dig a little deeper. Take a closer look, examine the artefact from all angles, and consider the clues and patterns concealed within. Whether skewering extreme marketing techniques or constructing dystopian parallel universes; whether mourning...
2015 / 8 / 30
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All the Lights

Clemens Meyer

All the Lights by Clemens MeyerA man bets all he has on a horserace to pay for an expensive operation for his dog. A young refugee wants to box her way straight off the boat to the top of the sport. Old friends talk all night after meeting up by chance. She imagines their future together... Stories about people who have lost out in life and in love, and about their hopes for one really big win, the chance to make something of their lives. In silent apartments, desolate warehouses, prisons and down by the river, Meyer strikes the tone of our harsh times, and finds the grace notes, the bright lights shining in the dark.
2012 / 7 / 1
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Now and at the Hour of Our Death

Susana Moreira Marques

Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira MarquesA nurse sleeps at the bedside of his dying patients; a wife deceives her husband by never telling him he has cancer; a bedridden man has to be hidden from his demented and amorous eighty-year-old wife. In her poignant and genre-busting debut, Susana Moreira Marques confronts us with our own mortality and inspires us to think about what is important. Accompanying a palliative care team, Moreira Marques travelled to Tráaacute;s-os-Montes, a forgotten corner of northern Portugal, a rural area abandoned by the young. Crossing great distances where eagles circle over the roads, she visits villages...
2015 / 10 / 21
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The Alphabet of Birds

SJ Naud

The Alphabet of Birds by SJ NaudIf death comes to a loved one, can we grieve alone? When all around is in ruins, can we confine our lives to one beautiful room constructed out of art, or love, or family ties? And when the words we know prove inadequate, can we turn to the language of birds? In an arty mansion in Milan's industrial zone, two men are shown one of the last remaining Futurist noise machines – an Intonarumore – and a painful old truth surfaces. A musician travels to three continents to see her siblings before returning to Johannesburg; her home is plundered every night around her as she composes a requiem. A man...
2014 / 12 / 8
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Southeaster

Haroldo Conti

Southeaster by Haroldo Conti‘Neither the old man nor Boga ever said more than was needed. And yet they understood each other perfectly.' Over the course of a season, Boga and the old man work side by side on the sandbanks of the Paranáaacute; Delta, cutting reeds to sell to local basketweavers. But when the old man falls sick and dies, Boga abandons himself entirely to the river and the life of solitary drifting he has long yearned for. Echoes of John Berger sound throughout the evocative prose of this great Argentinan writer. A twentieth-century classic, Southeaster is a central work in Haroldo Conti's oeuvre.
2015 / 10 / 5
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Happiness is Possible

Oleg Zaionchkovsky

Happiness is Possible by Oleg ZaionchkovskyHappiness is Possible tells the story of a writer late delivering his novel, unable to write anything uplifting since his wife walked out. All he can produce is notes about the happiness of others. But something draws him into the Moscow lives around him, bringing together lonely neighbours, restoring lost love, and helping out with building renovations. And happiness seems determined to catch up with him as well...
2012 / 6 / 29
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By Night the Mountain Burns

Juan Tomas Avila Laurel

By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan Tomas Avila LaurelBy Night the Mountain Burns recounts the narrator's childhood on a remote island off the West African coast, living with his mysterious grandfather, several mothers and no fathers. We learn of a dark chapter in the island's history: a bush fire destroys the crops, then hundreds perish in a cholera outbreak. Superstition dominates, and the islanders must sacrifice their possessions to the enraged ocean god. What of their lives will they manage to save? Whitmanesque in its lyrical evocation of the island, Ávila Laurel's writing builds quietly, through the oral rhythms of traditional storytelling,...
2014 / 11 / 28
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Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe

Wolfgang Bauer

Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe by Wolfgang BauerPlacing himself at the mercy of Egyptian smuggler gangs in Alexandria and at sea, journalist Wolfgang Bauer went undercover to document first-hand the flight of Syrian refugees crossing the Mediterranean. The book, the first of its kind, is an incisive portrait both of the lives behind the crisis and the systemic problems that constitute it. "The last words of this book are 'Have mercy.' There is no more to say. Bauer's impressive depiction speaks for itself."-Tagesspiegel
2017 / 2 / 10
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Captain of the Steppe

Oleg Pavlov

Captain of the Steppe by Oleg PavlovIt was easy to fall into Karabas, as easy as falling down a hole, but it was hard, to put it bluntly, to get out again. Never mind the zeks, even the soldiers were exiled ...' Deep in the desolate steppe, Captain Khabarov waits out his service at a camp where the news arrives in bundles of last year's papers and rations turn up rotting in their trucks. The captain hopes for nothing more from life than a meagre pension and a state-owned flat. Until, one Spring, he decides to plant a field of potatoes to feed his half-starved men ...

This blackly comic novel shows the unsettling consequences of...

2013 / 4 / 23
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The Restless Supermarket

Ivan Vladislavic

The Restless Supermarket by Ivan VladislavicIt is 1993, and Aubrey Tearle's world is shutting down. He has recently retired from a lifetime of proofreading telephone directories. His favourite neighbourhood haunt in Johannesburg, the Café Europa, is about to close its doors; the familiar old South Africa has almost vanished. Standards, he grumbles, are in decline, so bad-tempered, conservative Tearle embarks on a grandiose plan to enlighten his fellow citizens. The results are disastrous, hilarious and poignant. A classic novel about the post-apartheid era, brimming with riotous imagery, urban satire and outrageous wordplay. This tour...
2014 / 11 / 20
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Nowhere People

Paulo Scott

Nowhere People by Paulo ScottDriving home, law student Paulo passes a figure at the side of the road. The indigenous girl stands in the heavy rain, as if waiting for something. Paulo gives her a lift to her family's roadside camp.

With sudden shifts in the characters' lives, this novel takes in the whole story: telling of love, loss and family, it spans the worlds of São Paulo's rich kids and dispossessed Guarani Indians along Brazil's highways. One man escapes into an immigrant squatter's life in London, while another's performance activism leads to unexpected fame on Youtube. Written from the gut, it is a raw and passionate...

2014 / 11 / 23
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Esperanza Street

Niyati Keni

Esperanza Street by Niyati Keni"I was eight when my father brought me to one of the big houses at the top of Esperanza Street and left me with Mary Morelos. ‘I haven't the time to fix broken wings,' she said. ‘Does he have any trouble with discipline?' My father glanced at me before answering." So begins the story of Joseph, houseboy to the once-wealthy Mary Morelos, who lives in the three-storey Spanish colonial house at the top of Esperanza Street. Through Joseph's eyes we witness the destruction of the community to which they are both, in their own way, bound. Set in a port town in the Philippines, Niyati Keni's evocative...
2014 / 12 / 8
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An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell

Deborah Levy

An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell by Deborah LevyMan Booker Prize shortlisted Deborah Levy whips up a storm of romance and slapstick, of heavenly and earthly delights, in this dystopian philosophical poem about individual freedom and the search for the good life.
2015 / 1 / 12
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