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    Picador 2010; Not Available

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year Combining the wit of David Lodge with Poe's delicious sense of the macabre, these are three witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academia—a world where Derrida rules, love is a "complicated ideological position," and poetic justice is served with an ideological... more...

  • Writing Homeby Alan Bennett

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England's best known literary figures, Writing Home includes the journalism, book and theater reviews, and diaries of Alan Bennett, as well as "The Lady in the Van," his unforgettable account of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett's... more...

  • Molly Fox's Birthdayby Deirdre Madden

    Picador 2010; Not Available

    A Picador trade paperback original: a mischievous, lyrically written novel about discovering the little fictions and compounded mysteries that lie between ourselves and the people we love. MOLLY FOX'S BIRTHDAY was on the shortlist for the Orange Prize. more...

  • At the Jim Bridgerby Ron Carlson

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

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  • Sirena Selenaby Mayra Santos-Febres; Stephen A. Lytle

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    Discovered by Martha Divine in the backstreets of San Juan, picking over garbage, drugged out of his mind and singing boleros that transfix the listener, a fifteen year old hustler is transformed into Sirena Selena, a diva whose uncanny beauty and irrisistable voice will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Auditioning for one of the luxury hotels... more...

  • The Sixtiesby Jenny Diski

    Picador 2009; Not Available

    A brilliant, alternative take on sixties swinging London, Jenny Diski offers radical reconsiderations of the social, political, and personal meaning of that turbulent era. What was Jenny Diski doing in the sixties? A lot: dropping out, taking drugs, buying clothes, having sex, demonstrating, and spending time in mental hospitals. Now, as Diski... more...

  • Small Islandby Andrea Levy

    Picador 2010; Not Available

    Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction A Picador Original Trade Paperback Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second... more...

  • The Moorby Laurie R. King

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused... more...

  • A Wall in Palestineby René Backmann; A. Kaiser

    Picador 2010; US$ 6.79

    An incisive report on the West Bank Barrier—one of the most significant developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in our lifetime more...

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    Picador 2008; Not Available

    Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world. Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Žižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Žižek... more...