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  • Companionsby Christina Hesselholdt; Paul Russell Garrett

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2017; US$ 7.49

    Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next,  Companions  follows their loves, ambitions, pains and anxieties as they age, fall sick, have affairs, grieve, host dinner parties and move between the Lake District, Berlin,... more...

  • Sipby Brian Allen Carr

    Soho Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    A lyrical, apocalyptic debut novel about addiction, friendship, and the struggle for survival It started with a single child and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, artificial lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure glow of the moon. Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on... more...

  • Strangers with the Same Dreamby Alison Pick

    Knopf Canada 2017; US$ 32.95

    A brilliant, astonishing and politically timely page-turner set in 1921 Palestine, from the author of the bestselling novel  Far to Go , nominated for the Man Booker Prize. This spare, beautifully written, shocking and timely novel whisks us back to 1921 Palestine, when a band of young Jewish pioneers, many escaping violence in their homelands,... more...

  • The Hidden Light of Northern Firesby Daren Wang

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    "Splendid—a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War." —Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain "A wise and timely book." —Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden... more...

  • The Tragedy of Brady Simsby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 15.00

    Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order.     After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just... more...

  • Year of the Droughtby Roland Buti; Charlotte Mandell

    Old Street Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    "It was the month of June, in the year 1976. I was thirteen. It was the start of the summer holidays. It was the year of the drought." The Sutters have been farming on the Swiss plateau for generations, but now the household teeters on the brink of ruin. The crops are audibly roasting; the ventilators in the new hen-house are breaking down; even... more...

  • My Absolute Darling: The Most Talked About Debut of 2017by Gabriel Tallent

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 11.01

    ‘One of the most important books you’ll pick up this decade’ Harper’s Bazaar more...

  • The Artist’s Museby Kerry Postle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 5.35

    ‘Lush and evocative.’ Rosemary Smith ‘The writing elevates this beyond many historical novels.’ Jospeh Morgan Vienna 1907 more...

  • Valmiki's Uttara Kandaby Arshia Sattar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 27.00

    The last and most intriguing book of the Ramayana , the Uttara is rendered here by Arshia Sattar in vivid, sensuous detail. Accompanied by her thoughtful essays that explore the moral complexity of this most enduring of epics, this translation crystallizes Sattar’s deep and intimate knowledge of the Ramayana in a way that is utterly compelling.... more...

  • heby John Connolly

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 21.99

    John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists. An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration... more...