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  • Long Time No Seeby Hannah Lowe

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, returning in daylight to greet the daughter whose love and respect he courted. In this... more...

  • Marked for Deathby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...

  • Geisby Caitríona O'Reilly

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Geis? is a word from Irish mythology meaning a supernatural taboo or injunction on behaviour. In her long-awaited third collection, Caitríona O?Reilly examines the ‘geis? in all of its psychological, emotional, and moral suggestiveness: exploring the prohibitions and compulsions under which we sometimes place ourselves, or find ourselves placed.... more...

  • The Lady In The Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98

    Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides. Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town. After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive. Initially reluctant, she agreed - and... more...

  • Semibreveby John F. Deane

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    John F. Deane is a vital presence in contemporary Irish poetry. The poems in Semibreve combine lyric grace with a fiercely questing intelligence, pushing against the mysteries of faith in a fractured world, paying tribute to the value of human life and love. Running through the book is a thread of elegy for the poet?s brother, who died of cancer in... more...

  • The Long-Winded Ladyby Maeve Brennan

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.95

    From 1954 to 1981, Maeve Brennan wrote for The New Yorker ?s “Talk of the Town? department under the pen name “The Long-Winded Lady.? Her unforgettable sketches—prose snapshots of life in small restaurants, cheap hotels, and crowded streets of Times Square and the Village—together form a timeless, bittersweet tribute to what she called the “most... more...

  • They Can't Touch Him Nowby James Williamson

    Clink Street Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    Jimmy was only nine years old when he was molested and sexually assaulted in London's dingy East End. He struggled to keep his dark secret, while coping with being adopted and his illiterate father's violent outbursts. Desperately needing to be loved, Jimmy accepts an offer of 'conditional kindness' from Tom, his scoutmaster. Now, after a lifetime... more...

  • The Panel (NHB Modern Plays)by Zinne Harris

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    The last candidate has just left the room and the door is shut. The clock is ticking, there's a train to catch, and the panel must decide who to appoint. But what is really motivating them, and whose agenda will prevail? This play was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, in 2010 as part of the Women, Power & Politics season. 'razor-sharp satire'... more...

  • Rum and Vodka (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    A play from the multi-award winning author of The Weir . A young Irishman with a drink problem tells of three momentous days in his life when his drab nine-to-five existence is obliterated in an escapist binge which threatens to engulf him. more...

  • One Good Beating (NHB Modern Plays)by Linda McLean

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    A remarkably vivid picture of one merciless family and three desperate lives. A blackly comic play about a grown-up brother and sister who exact revenge on their violent father. Locking him in the coalshed as retribution for years of sniping, bullying and pain, they are both aching to use their fists on him for once. But he's not defeated. Yet...... more...