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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 9.99
It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler?Tai-Pan!... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.95
Ken Wells?s highly acclaimed picaresque Catahoula Bayou novels introduced ?one of the most compelling voices in fiction of the last decade? ( Los Angeles Times ). Now Wells is back, writing about his favorite subject?the exotic, beleaguered Louisiana wetlands?in a sharp, rollicking tale of corporate corruption and political shenanigans. The fight over... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 7.00
Modern-Day Beijing. Mei Wang, 31, lives and works as a private detective in China's capital city. After her resignation from the Ministry for Public Security, Mei saw her status drop swiftly in the eyes of her former colleagues, her TV-star sister, and even her mother. But sharp, intuitive Mei has taken her valuable experience and her insider knowledge... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95
A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth?s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon. In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn?t have a problem with killing unarmed... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
Nana is a realistic novel written in spontaneous style. As the story begins we meet the protagonist Nana, a prostitute. The novel focusses on the behaviour of the wealthy and elite of Paris at a time when France was world renowned as the centre of adult entertainment. Zola has successfully captured the corruption of the high-class French... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99
?If Duchamp or maybe Magritte wrote a novel (and maybe they did. Did they?) it might look something like this remarkable little book of Padgett Powell?s.? ?Richard Ford The Interrogative Mood is a wildly inventive, jazzy meditation on life and language by the novelist that Ian Frazier hails as ?one of the best writers in America , and one... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15
Stanford University student and Cuban American tennis prodigy Ramon Fernandez is outraged when a nearby mega-store hikes its prices the night of an earthquake. He crosses paths with provost and economics professor Ruth Lieber when he plans a campus protest against the price-gouging retailer--which is also a major donor to the university. Ruth begins... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
In these spellbinding stories, Yiyun Li, a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner, a MacArthur Fellow, and one of The New Yorker ?s top 20 fiction writers under 40, gives us exquisite stories in which politics and folklore magnificently illuminate the human condition. A professor introduces her middle-aged son to a favorite student, unaware of the... more...