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  • Funny Accentby Barbara Shulgasser-Parker

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    Funny, sophisticated and fiercely intelligent, 32-year-old Anna Schopenhauer has one weakness: men old enough to be her father. Heading home to Scarsdale for her father's 70th birthday party, she wants to break the pattern and plots revenge on a family friend--the first older man in her life--about whom she has written a recently published short... more...

  • Fruit of the Lemonby Andrea Levy

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    From Andrea Levy, author of Small Island and winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Best of the Best Orange Prize, comes a story of one woman and two islands. Faith Jackson knows little about her parents' lives before they moved to England. Happy to be starting her first job in the costume department at BBC television, and to be sharing... more...

  • Riskby Colin Harrison

    Picador 2009; US$ 6.79

    An honest lawyer, a Czech hand model, and a box of mysterious Christmas ornaments--each plays a part in Colin Harrison's compelling new intrigue George Young never thought of himself as a detective, but that's pretty much his vocation--an attorney at a top insurance firm, it's his job to pin down suspicious claims. But Mrs. Corbett, the rich,... more...

  • Fences and Windowsby Naomi Klein

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    Naomi Klein's No Logo is an international bestselling phenomenon. Winner of Le Prix Mediations (France), and of the National Business Book Award (Canada) it has been translated into 21 languages and published in 25 countries. Named one of Ms Magazine 's Women of Year in 2001, and declared by the Times (London) to be "probably the most influential... more...

  • Anatomiesby Anndee Hochman

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    In this collection of a novella and stories, Anndee Hochman examines loss, faith, and love, and explores the complex anatomies of human relationships. Her tales are peopled by a brilliant assortment of characters, many of them adolescent girls and young women, all on the verge of discovering their roles in the world. Smart, fresh, and vivid, Anatomies... more...

  • Little Mountainby Elias Khoury; Edward W. Said; Maia Tabet

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    Written in the opening phases of the Lebanese Civil War (1975--1990), Little Mountain is told from the perspectives of three characters: a Joint Forces fighter; a distressed civil servant; and an amorphous figure, part fighter, part intellectual. Elias Khoury's language is poetic and piercing as he tells the story of Beirut, civil war, and fractured... more...

  • City Gatesby Elias Khoury; Paula Haydar

    Picador 2007; US$ 6.79

    City Gates was first published in Arabic in 1981, and in English in 1993. It is a further exploration of the themes of exile, dislocation, and identity. Elias Khoury's early works show him finding the distinctive voice that explodes in his epic Gate of the Sun . A stranger arrives at the gates of a city from which everyone appears to have fled.... more...

  • Ways of Dyingby Zakes Mda

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    Winner of the M-Net Book Prize Shortlisted for the CNA and Noma Awards In Ways of Dying , Zakes Mda's acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a "professional mourner" in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa. Day after day he attends funerals in the townships, dressed with dignity in a threadbare suit, cape, and battered top hat, to comfort... more...

  • The Path of Minor Planetsby Andrew Sean Greer

    Picador 2007; Not Available

    In 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional life, married Eli becomes increasingly attracted to... more...

  • Notes on a Scandalby Zoë Heller

    Picador 2006; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Now a Major Motion Picture Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal turns into a... more...