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Fiction in translation

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The Collection

The Collection

Author: Nina Leger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

WINNER OF THE PRIX ANAIS NIN Jeanne moves from room to room. In the anonymous hotel bedrooms of Paris - Hotel Agate, Hotel Prince Albert, Hotel Prince Monceau, Hotel Coypel, Hotel Nord & Champagne - she undresses man after man, forgetting faces, names, pleasures, thoughts, and all physical attributes but one. In her head, a palace of memories is being built, image by new image, lover by new lover. There is no pathologizing Jeanne; she resists it. There is no way to impose a story on Jeanne; she escapes it. There is no pitying Jeanne, no lusting after Jeanne, no uncovering the secret to Jeanne; she won't allow it. Jeanne moves from room to room.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Author: Luca D'Andrea Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

THE NEW AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF THE MOUNTAIN Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbo - Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica. D'Andrea piles on the action and the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer Marcel Berlins, The Times. Marlene Wegener is on the run. She has stolen something from her husband, something priceless, irreplaceable. But she doesn't get very far. When her car veers off a bleak midwinter road she takes refuge in the remote home of Simon Keller, a tough mountain man who lives alone with his demons. Here in her high mountain sanctuary, she begins to rekindle a sense of herself: tough, capable, no longer the trophy on a gangster's arm. But Herr Wegener does not know how to forgive, and in his rage he makes a pact with the devil. The Trusted Man. He cannot be called off, he cannot be reasoned with and one way or another he will get the job done. Unless, of course, he's beaten to it . . . Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Author: Luca D'Andrea Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

THE NEW AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF THE MOUNTAIN Can be compared (with no fear of hyperbole) to Stephen King and Jo Nesbo - Massimo Vincenz, La Repubblica. D'Andrea piles on the action and the atmosphere with the panache of a seasoned writer Marcel Berlins, The Times. Marlene Wegener is on the run. She has stolen something from her husband, something priceless, irreplaceable. But she doesn't get very far. When her car veers off a bleak midwinter road she takes refuge in the remote home of Simon Keller, a tough mountain man who lives alone with his demons. Here in her high mountain sanctuary, she begins to rekindle a sense of herself: tough, capable, no longer the trophy on a gangster's arm. But Herr Wegener does not know how to forgive, and in his rage he makes a pact with the devil. The Trusted Man. He cannot be called off, he cannot be reasoned with and one way or another he will get the job done. Unless, of course, he's beaten to it . . . Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor

Glory And Its Litany Of Horrors

Glory And Its Litany Of Horrors

Author: Fernanda Torres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

The Birds

The Birds

Author: Tarjei Vesaas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

'The best Norwegian novel ever' Karl Ove Knausgaard Mattis doesn't understand much about the world. He doesn't understand why others call him simple. Or why his sister Hege, who has cared for him in their peaceful lakeside cottage since they were young, gets so frustrated. But he knows that the woodcock which starts to fly over their house every day is a sign something is about to change. And when Hege falls in love, disrupting their familiar existence and unbalancing his thoughts, he decides he must face his fate. Translated by Torbjorn Stoverud and Michael Barnes 'A masterpiece' Literary Review 'Mattis, absurd and boastful, but also sweet, pathetic and even funny, is shown with great insight' Sunday Times

The Howl of the Wolf

The Howl of the Wolf

Author: Hong Ke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

The Blood Red Sun

The Blood Red Sun

Author: Wu Kejing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

I Am God

I Am God

Author: Giacomo Sartori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The Remainder

The Remainder

Author: Alia Trabucco Zeran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Santiago, Chile. The city is covered in ash. Three children of ex-militants are facing a past they can neither remember nor forget. Felipe sees dead bodies on every corner of the city, counting them up in an obsessive quest to square these figures with the official death toll. He is searching for the perfect zero, a life with no remainder. Iquela and Paloma, too, are searching for a way to live on. When the body of Paloma's mother is lost in transit, the three take a hearse and a bottle of pisco up the cordillera for a road trip with a difference.Intense, intelligent, and extraordinarily sensitive to the shape and weight of words, this remarkable debut presents a new way to count the cost of a pain that stretches across generations.

Human Matter A Fiction

Human Matter A Fiction

Author: Rodrigo Rey Rosa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2019

More than a decade ago, novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa made his first visit to the Historical Archive of the Guatemala National Police, where millions of previously hidden records were being cataloged, scanned, and eventually published online. Bringing to light detailed evidence of crimes against humanity, the Archive Recovery Project inspired Rey Rosa to craft a meta-novel that weaves the language of arrest records and surveillance reports with the contemporary journal entries of a novelist (named Rodrigo) who is attempting to synthesize the stories of political activists, indigenous people, and other women and men who became ensnared in a deadly web of state-sponsored terrorism. When Rodrigo's access to the archive is suspended, he proceeds to the General Archives of Central America and the Library of Congress, also collaborating with the son of the Identification Bureau's former head in a relentless pursuit of understanding. Reminiscent of Roberto Bolano's finely honed masterworks, Human Matter is both a tour de force of fiction and a sobering meditation on the realities of collective memory, raising timely questions about how our history is recorded and retold. Originally published in Spanish in 2009, its success demanded a subsequent publication in June of 2017.

Exposed

Exposed

Author: Jean-Philippe Blondel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

A Girl Called Eel

A Girl Called Eel

Author: Ali Zamir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019