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  • And I and Silenceby Naomi Wallace

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Two imprisoned young women, one African American and the other white, form a perilous bond. As they serve time they forge a plan for survival. They practice hard. If they don't get it right they'll lose everything: the outside world is even more dangerous to their friendship than the jail itself. Exploring the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal... more...

  • The Wheelby Zinnie Harris

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A man is banished in a soldier's hearing. His daughter is left to wander. In a rash moment, Beatriz offers to take the child back to her father, and so starts an unimaginable journey across continents and in and out of war zones. But in their need to survive, the woman and the child transform in ways that become irreversible. The Wheel by Zinnie... more...

  • The Monster in the Hallby David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad, Duke, whose MS is getting worse. Duke is a spliff-smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike-riding, heavy-metal- and horror-movie-loving, pizza-eating widower who has brought up Duck since the death of her mum in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up... more...

  • Trout Stanleyby Claudia Dey

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 13.99

    Described by Variety as Yukon Gothic,? Claudia Dey?s acclaimed play Trout Stanley is set in northern British Columbia, on the outskirts of a mining town between Misery Junction and Grizzly Alley. In this inhospitable setting live a pair of sisters, twins who are not identical in any way: Sugar, a complicated, insecure waif who still wears the... more...

  • The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hartby David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    One wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders. Stranded there by snow, she is swept off on a dream-like journey of self discovery, complete with magical moments, devilish encounters and wittily wild music. 'You shouldn't miss this for the world . . . Rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful.'... more...

  • Three Days in Mayby Ben Brown

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Ben Brown's political thriller takes us behind the doors of Number Ten in May 1940 during three pivotal days in British History when, extraordinarily, giving in to Hitler was seriously considered. Having urgently assembled the British war cabinet, the new Prime Minister is confronted with an intense game of political chess as he tries to persuade... more...

  • Gogol's Government Inspectorby David Harrower

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire. David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre... more...

  • Faust, Part Iby Goethe; David Constantine

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.68

    Goethe's Faust reworks the late-medieval myth of Dr Faust, a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract or wager with the devil, Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seek to grant him a moment in life so glorious that he will wish it to last for ever. But if Faust does bid the moment stay, he falls to Mephisto... more...

  • The Miser and Other Playsby Jean-Baptiste Moliere; David Coward; David Coward; David Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.40

    Molière combined all the traditional elements of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly sophisticated and enduringly popular dramas. The Miser is the story of Harpagon, a mean-spirited old man who becomes obsessed with making money out of the marriage of his children, while The Hypochondriac, another study in obsession, is... more...

  • Hedda Gabler and Other Playsby Henrik Ibsen; Una Ellis-Fermor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner?s struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man?s reputation,... more...