The Dirty South

By Alex Wheatle

“One of the main intriguing writers of the black city experience.”—The Times (London)

The suggest streets of south London provide little desire for younger black men. promoting medicinal drugs, nonetheless, deals quickly cash and appreciate. Dennis Huggins reveals himself drawn into the spiral during this robust portrayal of gang life.

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Cold Water

By Gwendoline Riley

Carmel McKisco is wry, unstable and entire of longing: a 20-year-old operating nights in a dive bar in Manchester, England. bring to an end from her relations, she forges strange alliances together with her buyers, daydreams approximately escaping to Cornwall, her personal Elysian Fields, and nurtures mordant fixations on Tony, her charismatic ex, and Steven, her washed-up adolescent hero. As she spins out the times and nights of an unrelenting wet iciness, she reveals herself pressured to confront her romantic preoccupations. Peopled with memorable characters and imbued with a sophisticated experience of uncooked loneliness underneath the banter and whimsy, this striking debut is as cool and guaranteed as Carmel herself. chilly Water used to be selected by means of the mum or dad as one of many 5 notable British debut novels of 2002. “I wouldn’t simply suggest this e-book to buddies, I’d purchase it for them.”—The father or mother “[Cold Water] makes you're thinking that of Denis Johnson or Anne Tyler ... easy stylistic sleight of hand and bright, tactile humanity.”—Alan Warner, writer of The Sopranos “Gwendoline Riley is barely twenty-two, yet her brief, sharp prose units her ebook except different coming-of-age novels.”

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Der Ruf des Göttervogels: Roman (Costa-Rica-Saga 3) (German Edition)

Tiefgrüne Urwälder, strahlendblaues Meer und eine mutige Frau auf der Suche nach dem Glück ...

Costa Rica 1888. Noch immer träumt die verwitwete Dorothea von ihrer großen Liebe, dem Journalisten Alexander. Trost findet sie durch ihre Kinder: Als jüngster Kaffeebaron des Landes übernimmt Federico die Leitung der Farm, während Olivia als Tänzerin weltweit Triumphe feiert. Enkelin Margarita dagegen tritt in Dorotheas Fußstapfen und geht an die Malakademie in ny, wo sie sich als Frau in einer Männerdomäne behaupten muss und gegen Vorurteile zu kämpfen hat. Um den Rat ihrer Großmutter einzuholen, reist sie zu ihr – aber nicht allein. Und dann erhält Dorothea eine schicksalshafte Nachricht. Darf sie auf ein spätes Glück hoffen?

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Fowlers End

By Gerald Kersh

Fowlers finish is a spot in (or, from one other perspective, a place on) smooth London. it's a bustling, squalid, ramshackle neighborhood the place bathtubs are thought of effete, the place the conventional denizen may scouse borrow the milk out of his grandmother's tea. And it's the environment of this Dickensian novel.

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The Spirit Guide

By B. T. Coll

I'm your spirit advisor. don't be frightened of me. i'm the following to assist alleviate your concerns; to remove your soreness; to steer you into the sunshine. i'm really not a villain or an enemy. i don't reason your dying and suggest you no damage. i'm a chum belief in me. i'm your spirit advisor.

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Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey

By Dan Rhodes

Cockroft, a light composer and socialite, lives in self-imposed exile and fantasizes of real love and lavish suicides. damn round his dilapidated farmhouse within the Italian geographical region, his basically consistent resource of corporation is the ever-loyal Timoleon Vieta, a mongrel with the main appealing eyes. whilst a good-looking yet surly person arrives at the scene, Cockroft is compelled to select from his puppy and this new arrival. He abandons Timoleon open air Rome's Colosseum, the place the puppy starts off the lengthy trip home.
In this acclaimed novel, Dan Rhodes, one in every of Granta's most sensible younger British Novelists, has created a tragicomic paintings of macabre good looks that either amuses and strikes in equivalent degree.

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Plan B: A Novel

By Jonathan Tropper

In his debut, acclaimed bestselling writer Jonathan Tropper captured the nervousness and humor of a bunch of acquaintances as they close to their 30th birthdays and feature to come back to phrases with a milestone that they by no means inspiration will be like this. Ten years in the past, they went into the area choked with desires for the longer term. yet now Ben's getting a divorce, Lindsey's unemployed, Alison and Chuck are caught in ruts, and Jack is getting extra exposure for his cocaine habit than his Hollywood luck. unexpectedly, turning thirty appears to be like either extra significant and not more than they might imagined it to be.

Tropper's endearing novel is ready greater than love, big name, habit, kidnapping, or perhaps turning thirty; it is a heartfelt comedian riff on what it capability to be an grownup opposed to your will.

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Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil

By Robert Zubrin

During this compelling argument for a brand new path in US strength coverage, the writer lays out a daring plan for breaking the commercial stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has at the state and the realm. it is recommended that the united states courting with OPEC has ended in the looting of the yank economic climate, corruption of the political procedure and has helped fund terrorist devices devoted to the destruction of the USA. The ebook deals an exhilarating imaginative and prescient for a dynamic new power coverage as a way to not just support shield US protection sooner or later yet also will supply suggestions for worldwide warming and 3rd international improvement.

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Taipei (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Tao Lin

A New York occasions publication Review Editor's Choice

"[A] modernist masterpiece. . . . real, his characters are teenagers residing in Brooklyn. And he writes in regards to the net. yet we should always cease calling Tao Lin the voice of his iteration. Taipei, his new novel, has much less to do together with his new release than with the literary culture of Knut Hamsun, Ernest Hemingway, and Robert Musil. . . . I cheerfully wrote "Proust" within the margin early on—because the hero, a tender author named Paul, takes any such meta angle towards his personal memories."—Benjamin Lytal, New York Observer

"Here we now have a significant, high-quality novelist placing all his talents to work."—Clancy Martin, New York instances e-book Review

"Mr. Lin casts a spell in Taipei. . . . [It is] his most powerful e-book. At its top, it has far-off echoes of early Hemingway, as filtered via Twitter and Klonopin: it truly is terse, impartial, composed of small and sometimes complex gestures. . . . it is approximately sparkles of conception, glints that the writer catches as though they have been fireflies."—Dwight Garner, New York Times

"Amazing. . . . the easiest author approximately what it is prefer to be f*cked up on medications that i have ever read."—John Horgan, writer of The finish of Science

"One factor i admire approximately Tao's writing is how inappropriate for me 'liking' it feels -- it is a frank depiction of the rhythm of a latest realization or loss of cognizance and so it has an influence that bypasses these questions of style totally. love it or now not, it has the strength of the real."—Ben Lerner, writer of Leaving the Atocha Station

"[A] novel approximately disaffection that is oddly affecting. . . . for all its emotional fact, Taipei is a ebook with out an oz of self-pity, melodrama, or posturing."Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Lin is an existential author, rather, much less drawn to tracing the contours of his specific social staff than in describing the very own and infrequently insufferable tyranny of one's personal brain. . . . the novel's climactic scene. . . . builds over a couple of pages to a revelation that, in its sheer unforeseen good looks, recollects the powerfully relocating finishing of David Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress."Slate

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By Paulo Coelho

"Durante varios años, Paulo Coelho ha colaborado con el periódico brasileño Folha de S. Paulo escribiendo una columna diaria. Maktub surge como fruto de esta colaboración, ya que se trata de una selección que el autor ha hecho de los artículos que realizó para esta publicación."

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