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Literary Fiction

  • On the Thresholdby

    Dundurn 1999; US$ 9.99

    A wonderful weave of poetry and prose, this anthology reflects on moments that have formed the crucible for life in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Before Versaillesby

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 16.99

    "A grand yet intimate look at the Sun King, a tale rich with detail and action."? Library Journal (Starred Review, one of the best historical novels of the year) Before Versailles transports you to a world of secret passions and plots, a world of duplicity and malice...a world that created one of the best?known monarchs to grace... more...

  • Iliad and Odysseyby Homer; Stephanie L. Budin; Samuel Butler

    Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the oldest works of Western literature?yet these ancient myths still offer powerful lessons for our times. From the fascinating fall of Troy to Odysseus's perilous journey home, from the gods and goddesses to the Sirens and the suitors, the events and characters of these epic tales captivate us, teach us, and... more...

  • The Virgin of Flamesby Chris Abani

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.00

    From the author of the award-winning GraceLand comes a searing, dazzlingly written novel of a tarnished City of Angels Praised as ?singular” ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ) and ?extraordinary” ( The New York Times Book Review ), GraceLand stunned critics and instantly established Chris Abani as an exciting new voice in fiction. In his second novel,... more...

  • The Secret History of Las Vegasby Chris Abani

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Chris Abani Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he?s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists... more...

  • Becoming Abigailby Chris Abani

    Akashic Books 2006; US$ 11.95

    A breathtaking new novella from the award-winning author of GraceLand more...

  • Song for Nightby Chris Abani

    Akashic Books 2007; US$ 12.95

    Abani's new novella furthers his tremendous success in becoming today's most acclaimed young African more...

  • GraceLandby Chris Abani

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 17.99

    In this dazzling debut by a singular new talent, the sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods, and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life... more...

  • Selected Stories of Sait Faik Abasiyanikby Sait Faik Abasiyanik; Maureen Freely; Alexander Dawe

    Steerforth Press 2014; US$ 18.00

    Sait Faik Abasiyanik was born in Adapazari in 1906 and died of cirrhosis in Istanbul in 1954. He wrote twelve books of short stories, two novels, and a book of poetry. His stories celebrate the natural world and trace the plight of iconic characters in society: ancient coffeehouse proprietors and priests, dream-addled fishermen adn poets of the Princes'... more...

  • The Fool's Progressby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 20.99

    When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined... more...