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  • Driveby Daniel H. Pink

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.49

    Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn... more...

  • Pimpby Iceberg Slim

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 10.82

    The ultimate anti-hero, Iceberg Slim, takes you into the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, the sounds, the fears and petty triumphs of his world. A legendary figure of the Chicago underworld, this is his story: from defending his mother against the evil men she brought into their lives, to becoming a giant of the streets. A seething tale... more...

  • Trying Not to Tryby Edward Slingerland

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 18.33

    Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? In all these cases, spontaneity is elusive. What is it about a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In Trying Not to Try, Edward Slingerland shows us how we can harness its power and become more effective. We've long... more...

  • Between the Monster and the Saintby Richard Holloway

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 10.82

    Being human isn?t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don?t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new... more...

  • Mama Black Widowby Iceberg Slim

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.49

    Iceberg Slim's third slice of ghetto life is recounted straight from the hip by Otis Tilson, a schizophrenic and ageing drag queen. However, the dominating presence and epicentre of this tragic tale is his suffocating mother - Mama Black Widow. Poisoned by the bigotry and abuse she suffered in early life, she in turn infects those that surround her.... more...

  • The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slimby Iceberg Slim

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 12.49

    I want to say at the outset that I have become ill, insane as an inmate of a torture chamber behind America's fake facade of justice and democracy. But I am not as ill as I was, and I am getting better all the time. Iceberg Slim's fiction has caused controversy ever since it first appeared in the late sixties. His first novel, Pimp, was a frank and... more...

  • Laidlawby William McIlvanney

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective. When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the hard men, gangland villains and self-made moneymen who lurk in the city's shadows. WINNER OF THE CWA SILVER DAGGER more...

  • Trick Babyby Iceberg Slim

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.82

    Trick Baby charts the rise of White Folks, a hite Negro who uses his colour as a trump card in the tough game of the Con. Blue-eyed, light-haired and white-skinned, White Folks is the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned, a hustler in the jungle of Southside chicago where only the sharpest survive. With his partner Blue, an old hand who... more...

  • The Crimson Petal And The Whiteby Michel Faber

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 12.49

    Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life and her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realised characters. Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying... more...

  • Baba Yaga Laid an Eggby Dubravka Ugre?ic

    Canongate Books 2007; US$ 10.82

    Baba Yaga is a witch-like character who flies around on a giant mortar, kidnapping (and presumably eating) small children. She lives in a house on chicken feet. She is generally a terrifying figure, portrayed not only in literature but also film, animation and music throughout Russian culture. Dubravka Ugresic takes the story of Baba Yaga and weaves... more...