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- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2006; US$ 13.00
You can go back, but you can never go home...When actor Wally Day is called back to his hometown by his mother's mysterious plea for help, he returns to a past he has tried to forget. "Would you come home, Walter? Please?" With these desperate words from the distant mother he hasn't seen in ten years, Wally Day's carefully-constructed... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2007; US$ 14.00
From the author of the award-winning GraceLand comes a searing, dazzlingly written novel of a tarnished City of Angels Praised as singular ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ) and extraordinary ( The New York Times Book Review ), GraceLand stunned critics and instantly established Chris Abani as an exciting new voice in fiction.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99
In this dazzling debut by a singular new talent, the sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods, and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 18.99
When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 19.99
This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until... more...
- Quercus 2011; US$ 11.99
Henry seemed to have it all. A successful business career, considerable wealth, and a reputation for being a principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. more...
- Quercus 2010; US$ 18.03
Henry Cage seemed to have it all. A successful business career, considerable wealth, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. On the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random act of violence which soon escalates... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
An adroit first novel of exceptional grace and emotional power by a legendary British ad executive. ?David Abbott?s The Upright Piano Player is a wise and moving debut, an accomplished novel of quiet depths and resonant shadows.? ?John Burnham Schwartz, author of The Commoner and Reservation Road Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions , though written in 1884, is still considered useful in thinking about multiple dimensions. It is also seen as a satirical depiction of Victorian society and its hierarchies. A square, who is a resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, dreams of the one-dimensional Lineland. He attempts to convince the monarch... more...
- Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 23.95
Set in New York in 2001, Abbott's debut novel invites us into the lives of good people grappling with the hard choices and the sacrifices they must make to find love. In the manner of a contemporary Edith Wharton, Shirley Abbott exposes the inner lives and the tangled relationships of eight characters?before and after New York's tragedy?and forces... more...