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  • The Bridgesby Tarjei Vesaas

    Peter Owen Publishers 2015; US$ 9.99

    A spare, powerful, supremely graceful novel from a giant of Norwegian literature As strange, unsettling, and memorable as The Ice Palace , this remarkable novel carries with it all the compassion, human insight, and lyrical power of all great Vesaas novels. It describes the changing relationships between three adolescents?an unmarried mother... more...

  • Nina in Utopiaby Miranda Miller

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A breathtakingly original novel of time travel, Bedlam, and a mad Victorian painter   London, 1854: Nina, the wife of an ambitious doctor, is heavily traumatized by the death of her young daughter and finds herself mysteriously transported 150 years into the future. A tourist in the 21st century, she believes she is witnessing a Utopia, with... more...

  • Empire of the Sikhsby Patwant Singh; Jyoti M. Rai

    Peter Owen Publishers 2008; US$ 18.99

    Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of India's past by British historians, yet he was one of the most powerful and charismatic figures in Indian history. He unified the warring chiefdoms of the Punjab into an extraordinary northern empire, built up a formidable army, kept the British in check to the south of his realm, and closed... more...

  • H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Lifeby Michael Sherborne

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99

    An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age's political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells' life is a great story in its own right   When H. G. Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in... more...

  • Birdbrainby Johanna Sinisalo

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    From the author of the critically acclaimed Troll , the new novel from Johanna Sinisalo is full of her trademark style, surreal invention, and savage humor   Set in Australasia, this is the story of a young Finnish couple who have embarked on the hiking trip of a lifetime, with Heart of Darkness as their only reading matter. Conrad?s dark... more...

  • Iceby Anna Kavan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2006; US$ 12.99

    In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden search for an elusive girl in a frozen, seemingly post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and is being governed by a secret organization. There is destruction everywhere; great walls of ice overrun the world. Together with the narrator, the reader... more...

  • The Ice Palaceby Tarjei Vesaas; Elizabeth Rokkan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2009; US$ 12.99

    A new edition of what is commonly seen as the legendary Norwegian writer's masterpiece, this story tells the tale of Siss and Unn, two friends who have only spent one evening in each other's company. But so profound is this evening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears, Siss's world is shattered. Siss's struggle with her fidelity to... more...

  • The Same Riverby Jaan Kaplinski

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    The first English translation of a major European literary figure and Nobel Prize nominee's most significant work of prose to date, this tense, cerebral, fascinating novel is the perfect introduction to Kaplinski   A semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman, set in the early 1960s, this novel narrates the efforts of Kaplinski's youthful alter... more...

  • Circus Mania!by Douglas McPherson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A history of the circus from its origins in the Roman times, through its establishment in Western Europe, and to the modern day circus—absolutely diverse and captivating   Circuses have existed since Roman times, but centuries later, the circus world has never been more diverse and captivating, the global success of Cirque du Soleil testament... more...

  • Sophia of Hanoverby J. N. Duggan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    The detailed memoirs and letters of a gifted and prolific chronicler provide an insider?s view of life for the top echelons of society in the 16th century   Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1630–1714), granddaughter of James I, and mother of George I, is best remembered as the link between the Houses of Stuart and Hanover. A true European, Sophia... more...