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- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 23.99
Cruel and Tender 'A mordantly knowing modernisation of Sophocles's Trachiniae... . The approach here manages to be at once lethally level and capable of surges of anguished feeling... Highly recommended.' Independent Fewer Emergencies 'A triptych of vicious modern fairy tales that brings the nightmare right back and stabs you through... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.99
I can't believe my own sister would come with this thievery and anarchy to my door. Tree and Ree Etienne are laying their mother to rest when an unwelcome arrival at the graveside intrudes on their grief. It's Bo, their troublesome estranged half-sister. To comfort her sisters Bo moves in for a while and things begin to look up. But cracks... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 20.99
Classical tragedy is timelessly powerful ? not only does it still move us, but it heals, too. Bryan Doerries produces performances of Greek tragedies for soldiers returned from conflict, addicts, prison communities, victims of natural disasters, and other vulnerable people. His dramatisations have explored how the story of Sophocles? Ajax can... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 15.99
A stage adaptation of Katherine Boo's National Book Award-winning study of life in a Mumbai slum India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, Annawadi, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 27.18
?I saw the strangest sight tonight.? New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up ? light as a star ? and decides to take her home. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money but he doesn?t know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.99
I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint. In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
A picture?s title is often our first guide to understanding the image. Yet paintings didn?t always have titles, and many canvases acquired their names from curators, dealers, and printmakers?not the artists. Taking an original, historical look at how Western paintings were named, Picture Titles shows how the practice developed in response to the... more...