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- Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 24.95
Set in the twilight years of the Czechoslovak communist regime, recalled from the suburbs of Washington, this novel describes a doomed love affair between two young people trapped by the system. Roger Scruton evokes a world in which every word and gesture bears a double meaning, as people seek to find truth amid the lies and love in the midst of betrayal.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies. more...
- Dunham Books 2014; US$ 9.99
The Ultimate Revenge is the explosive conclusion to "The Simon Trilogy" that has held political thriller readers tightly in its grasp. The author's earlier books, Brotherhood Beyond the Yard and Noble's Quest , provide an exhilarating platform for the launch of this final chapter of a gripping narrative that challenges the reader... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99
In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery, and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the death of England's kings in Bruce Holsinger's A Burnable Book, an irresistible historical thriller reminiscent of the classics An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the Rose, and The Crimson... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99
A brilliant new comic novel from ?a linguistic virtuoso? (José Antonio Aguado, Diari de Terrassa ) It?s the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno?a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows?and a poor family struggles to overcome the bizarre dangers of living in Mexico. The father, a high-school civics teacher, insists on practicing... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Though he lived mostly in rural South Taiwan, Zhong Lihe (1915–1960) spent several years in Manchuria and Peking, moving among an eclectic mix of ethnicities, classes, and cultures. His fictional portraits unfold on Japanese battlefields and in Peking slums, as well as in the remote, impoverished hill-country villages and farms of Zhong Lihe?s native... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.39
Ein hochpolitischer Roman über das bewegte Leben eines Kriegsverbrechers, über seine Untaten wie seine erfolgreichen Bemühungen, sich nach 1945 aus der Verantwortung zu stehlen. Bis zu seinem Tod Ende der fünfziger Jahre ist Bitter immer elegant davongekommen, nun wird ihm endlich im Erzählen der Prozess gemacht. Ludwig Laher zeichnet - minutiös recherchiert... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 14.95
When the corpses of an American couple are found frozen to death on a ski lift in a pristine Alpine village, Brenner is called in to investigate, in his first case as a P.I. When Inspector Simon Brenner leaves the police force, he's looking forward to some peace and quiet, and the lovely Alpine village of Zell seems like just the place. That is,... more...