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  • Surveillanceby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    In the not-too-distant future, no one trusts anyone and everyone is watching everybody else. America is obsessed with information and under siege from an insidious enemy: paranoia. National identify cards are mandatory, terrorism alerts are a daily event, and privacy is laid bare on the Internet. For a freelance journalist, her daughter, a bestselling... more...

  • Waxwingsby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    Jonathan Raban?s powerful novel is set in Seattle in 1999, at the height of its infatuation with the virtual. It?s a place that attracts immigrants. One of these is Tom Janeway, a bookish Hungarian-born Englishman who makes his living commenting on American mores on NPR. Another, who calls himself Chick, is a frenetically industrious illegal alien... more...

  • Coastingby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    Put Jonathan Raban on a boat and the results will be fascinating, and never more so than when he?s sailing around the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his native England. In this acutely perceived and beautifully written book, the bestselling author of Bad Land turns that voyage?which coincided with the Falklands war of 1982-into an occasion for meditations... more...

  • Foreign Landby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    From Jonathan Raban, the award--winning author of Bad Land and Passage to Juneau , comes this quirky and insightful story of what can happen when one can and does go home again. For the past thirty years, George Grey has been a ship bunker in the fictional west African nation of Montedor, but now he's returning home to England-to a daughter... more...

  • Old Gloryby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The author of Bad Land realizes a lifelong dream as he navigates the waters of the Mississippi River in a spartan sixteen-foot motorboat, producing yet another masterpiece of contemporary American travel writing.  In the course of his voyage, Raban records the mercurial caprices of the river and the astonishingly varied lives of the people who live... more...

  • Hunting Mister Heartbreakby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    "In an era of jet tourism, [Jonathan Raban] remains a traveler-adventurer in the tradition of  .  .  .  Robert Louis Stevenson." --The New York Times Book Review In 1782 an immigrant with the high-toned name J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur--"Heartbreak" in English--wrote a pioneering account of one European's transformation into an American.... more...

  • Driving Homeby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 29.95

    For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and, as an Englishman transplanted in Seattle, about what it means to feel rooted in America. Spanning two decades, Driving Home charts a course... more...

  • Passage to Juneauby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land , Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates... more...

  • Bad Landby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Seduced by the government's offer of 320 acres per homesteader, Americans and Europeans rushed to Montana and the Dakotas to fulfill their own American dream in the first decade of this century. Raban's stunning evocation of the harrowing, desperate reality behind the homesteader's dream strips away the myth--while preserving the romance--that has... more...

  • Driving Homeby Jonathan Raban

    Sasquatch Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and, as an expat, about what it means to feel rooted in America. Spanning two decades, Driving Home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest,... more...