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Birthday by Cesar Aira Birthday by Cesar Aira
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Birthday by Cesar Aira `Suddenly it hits you: you're not twenty; you're not young any more . . . and in the meantime, while you were thinking about something else, the world has changed.'Birthday begins with a fiftieth birthday. It comes and goes without fanfare, but just a few months later, an apparently banal comment that reveals a gap in the author's knowledge of the world prompts him to sit do…
Black Vodka Black Vodka
£12.00
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Anarchy in Mexico - a comic novel about screwed-up families and politics from the author of Down the Rabbit HoleVillalobos' first novel, Down the Rabbit Hole, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2011 and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2012It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno - a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows - and a poor family is strugg…
Colorless Tsukuru Tazake and His Years of Pilgramage Colorless Tsukuru Tazake and His Years of Pilgramage
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This is a mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84. Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only las…
I Am The Brother Of XX I Am The Brother Of XX
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A wife is suspended in a bird cage; a thirteenth-century visionary senses the foreskin of Christ on her tongue: Fleur Jaeggy's gothic imagination knows no limits. Whether telling of mystics, tormented families or famously private writers, Jaeggy's terse, telegraphic writing is always psychologically clear-eyed and deeply moving, always one step ahead, or to the side, of her readers' expectations.…
Lime Tree Lime Tree
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Seeing double rows of elegant lime trees around the main square of his hometown of Colonel Pringles, our narrator - who could well be the author himself, although nothing is guaranteed in a book by Cesar Aira - suddenly recalls the Sunday mornings of his childhood, when his father would take him to gather the lime-flower blossoms from which he made tea. Beginning with his father, handsome and `bla…
Quesadillas Quesadillas
£10.00
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Anarchy in Mexico - a comic novel about screwed-up families and politics from the author of Down the Rabbit HoleVillalobos' first novel, Down the Rabbit Hole, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2011 and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2012It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno - a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows - and a poor family is strugg…
The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
£7.99
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The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah Moving between the vibrant townships of the poor and the suburbs and country retreats of the rich, The Book of Memory is a compelling, contemporary tale of love, obsession and the cruelty of fate. Memory is an albino woman, languisihing in prison in Harare, Zimbabwe. At nine years old she was adopted by a wealthy man -- a man whose murder she is now convicted of…
The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada
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The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada Yoshiro thinks he might never die. A hundred years old and counting, he is one of Japan's many 'old-elderly'; men and women who remember a time before the air and the sea were poisoned, before terrible catastrophe promted Japan to shut itself off from the rest of the world. He may live for decades yet, but he knows his beloved great-grandson - born frail a…
The Maker of Swans The Maker of Swans
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'Compulsive reading ...rich, strange, beautiful' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk 'A strange, new and captivating look at a magical realm ...Lavishly entertaining' Independent 'Enthralling ...a literary feast' Stylist The world had forgotten Mr Crowe and his mysterious gifts. Until he killed the poet. He lived a secluded life in the fading grandeur of his country estate. His companions wer…
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy The wait is over - twenty years after The God of Small Things, fans can finally read the astonishing second novel by Arundhati RoyLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTIONLonglisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 and THE N…
The Moth - All These Wonders : 49 new true stories The Moth - All These Wonders : 49 new true stories
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The Moth - All These Wonders : 49 new true stories From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages. All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range from Suzi Ronson (who styled David Bowie's hair into Ziggy Stardust) to author Jung Chang, by way of a hip hop…
The Only Story by Julian Barnes The Only Story by Julian Barnes
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The Only Story by Julian Barnes Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed o…
The Seamstress and the Wiind The Seamstress and the Wiind
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In a small town in Argentina, a seamstress is sewing a wedding dress. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her husband finds out and takes off after her - to the end of the world, to the place where monsters are born, and where the southern wind falls hopelessly in love.

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