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- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 16.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 20.99
This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
Henry seemed to have it all. A successful business career, considerable wealth, and a reputation for being a principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. more...
- Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 17.43
Henry Cage seemed to have it all. A successful business career, considerable wealth, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. On the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random act of violence which soon escalates... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
An adroit first novel of exceptional grace and emotional power by a legendary British ad executive. ?David Abbott?s The Upright Piano Player is a wise and moving debut, an accomplished novel of quiet depths and resonant shadows.? ?John Burnham Schwartz, author of The Commoner and Reservation Road Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful... more...