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Anatomy of Dreams
Anatomy of Dreams
The bewitching first novel from the bestselling author of THE IMMORTALISTS

'Benjamin is a gifted writer, a creator of quiet asides and haunting images' Financial Times

'Matches the subtle surrealism of a dream with the underpinnings of a thriller' Emma Straub

'You wonder if here is a writer who is truly capable of anything' Daily Mail

Sylvie and Gabe meet and fall in love at boarding school in Northern California when they are just teenagers. Their headmaster is the enigmatic and mysterious Dr Keller, a man obsessed with the idea that people's waking stress and trauma can be cured in their dreams. The young couple can't help but be drawn into his magnetic pull and slowly become involved in his research.

Years later, Sylvie and Gabe are once again working on Dr Keller's experiments and Sylvie slowly begins to realise there is more both to her employer and her lover than meets the eye, and that the line between dreams and reality has become dangerously blurred.

Title: Anatomy of Dreams
Author: BENJAMIN CHLOE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/09/2018
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Tinder Press
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472261328
Available stock: 1
Price: $28.00
Any Human Heart
Any Human Heart
"Any Human Heart" is William's Boyd's classic, bestselling novel - now a major Channel 4 drama. Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness. Here, then, is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart. "Any Human Heart" will be enjoyed by readers of Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel, as well as lovers of the finest British and historical fiction around the world. It was recently adapted for a major Channel 4 four-part drama series scripted by William Boyd and starring Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hollander. "Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story".
("Sunday Telegraph"). "Superb, wonderful, enjoyable". ("Guardian"). "A terrific journey through the twentieth century. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable". (Jeremy Paxman). William Boyd was born in Ghana, where his father was a doctor, and was educated there and in Scotland. His first novel "A Good Man in Africa" won both the Whitbread First Novel and Somerset Maugham Prizes, and his subsequent novels have gone onto win many awards. His books include: "On the Yankee Station and Other Stories", "An Ice-Cream War", "Stars and Bars", "School Ties", "The New Confessions", "Brazzaville Beach", "The Blue Afternoon", "The Destiny of Natalie 'X' and Other Stories", "Armadillo", "Nat Tate: An American Artist 1928-1960", "Any Human Heart", "Restless", "The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth", "Ordinary Thunderstorms", "Fascination", "Bamboo" and "Waiting for Sunrise". He divides his time between London and south-west France.

Title: Any Human Heart
Author: BOYD WILLIAM
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/10/2009
Price: $29.00
RRP: $29.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141044170
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Asymmetry
Asymmetry
'A scorchingly intelligent first novel' - New York Times
'Spellbinding' - New Yorker
'Thrilling' - Guardian

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer.

At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, is detained by immigration. Somehow their lives are connected, in this unconventional love story that has things to say about all of contemporary life.

Title: Asymmetry
Author: HALLIDAY LISA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/11/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Granta
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783783625
Available stock: 2
Price: $23.00
Aviator
Aviator
From award-winning author Eugene Vodolazkin comes this poignant story of memory, love and loss spanning twentieth-century Russia



A man wakes up in a hospital bed, with no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The only information the doctor shares with him is his name: Innokenty Petrovich Platonov.



As memories slowly resurface, Innokenty begins to build a vivid picture of his former life as a young man in Russia in the early twentieth century, living through the turbulence of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Soon, only one question remains: how can he remember the start of the twentieth century, when the pills by his bedside were made in 1999?



Reminiscent of the great works of twentieth-century Russian literature, with nods to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Bulgakov's The White Guard, The Aviator cements Vodolazkin's position as the rising star of Russia's literary scene.

Title: Aviator
Author: VODOLAZKIN EUGENE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Oneworld
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786072719
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Aviator
Aviator
From award-winning author Eugene Vodolazkin comes this poignant story of memory, love and loss spanning twentieth-century Russia



A man wakes up in a hospital bed, with no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The only information the doctor shares with him is his name: Innokenty Petrovich Platonov.



As memories slowly resurface, Innokenty begins to build a vivid picture of his former life as a young man in Russia in the early twentieth century, living through the turbulence of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Soon, only one question remains: how can he remember the start of the twentieth century, when the pills by his bedside were made in 1999?



Reminiscent of the great works of twentieth-century Russian literature, with nods to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Bulgakov's The White Guard, The Aviator cements Vodolazkin's position as the rising star of Russia's literary scene.

Title: Aviator
Author: VODOLAZKIN EUGENE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Oneworld
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786074843
Available stock: 2
Price: $23.00
Babylon
Babylon
Elisabeth, a pensive, memory-laden science professional in a long and tender marriage, has barely befriended their touching younger neighbor when in a fit of blind pain over a scornful scolding the man kills his beloved and appealing wife. Elisabeth is drawn, out of sympathy, to help her sad friend cover up his crime. Her account of her unaccountable impulse moves into a quick-moving, canny police procedural--humor and sorrow, life. An absorbing tale from the skilled hand of playwright/novelist Yasmina Reza.

Title: Babylon
Author: REZA YASMINA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/05/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Seven Stories Press
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781609808327
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
Beautiful Days Short Stories
Beautiful Days Short Stories
A new collection of eleven mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien"

In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explores the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.

"Fleuve Bleu" exemplifies the rich sensuousness of Oates's prose as lovers married to other persons vow to establish, in their intimacy, a ruthlessly honest, truth-telling authenticity missing elsewhere in their complicated lives, with unexpected results. In "Big Burnt," set on lushly rendered Lake George in the Adirondacks, a cunningly manipulative university professor exploits a too-trusting woman in a way she could never have anticipated. In a more experimental but no less intimate mode, "Les beaux jours" examines the ambiguities of an intensely erotic, exploitative relationship between a "master" artist and his adoring young female model. And the tragic "Undocumented Alien" depicts a young African student enrolled in an American university who is suddenly stripped of his student visa and forced to undergo a terrifying test of courage.

In these stories, as elsewhere in her fiction, Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, psychological, and moral boundaries that govern our behavior-until the hour when they do not.

Title: Beautiful Days Short Stories
Author: OATES JOYCE CAROL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/03/2019
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062795793
Available stock: 1
Price: $33.00
Beautiful Revolutionary
Beautiful Revolutionary
It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister's daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, by racial discrimination and social upheaval, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny's passive ways - and anxious for a saviour.

Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary church called Peoples Temple. As Evelyn grows closer to Jones, her marriage is just the first casualty of his rise to power.

Meticulously researched, elegantly written, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. In masterful prose, Woollett painstakingly examines what happens when Evelyn is pulled into Jones's orbit - an orbit it would prove impossible for her to leave.

Title: Beautiful Revolutionary
Author: WOOLLETT LAURA ELIZABETH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/07/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Scribe
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925713039
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Behaviour of Love
Behaviour of Love
From 2016 Man Booker longlisted Virginia Reeves comes a moving and riveting new novel about the head doctor of a mental institution whose marriage and job come under threat when he and a younger patient develop a relationship.

Doctor Ed Malinowski believes he has realized most of his dreams. A passionate, ambitious behavioural psychologist, he is now the superintendent of a mental institution and finally turning the previously crumbling hospital around. He also has a home he can be proud of, and a fiercely independent, artistic wife Laura, whom he hopes will soon be pregnant.

But into this perfect vision of his life comes Penelope, a beautiful, young epileptic who should never have been placed in his institution and whose only chance at getting out is Ed. She is intelligent, charming and slowly falling in love with her charismatic, compassionate doctor. As their relationship grows more complicated and Laura stubbornly starts working at his hospital, Ed must weigh his professional responsibilities against his personal ones and find a way to save both his job and his family.

A love triangle set in one of the most chaotic, combustible settings imaginable, The Behaviourist is an incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition from one of America's great young literary talents.

Praise for Work Like Any Other:

`A striking debut about love and redemption, the heavy burdens of family and guilt and learning how to escape them. Powerfully told and lyrically written, there is not a false note in this book. Reeves is a major new talent' Philipp Meyer, author of The Son
`Work Like Any Other is an exceptional novel told in clear, direct, and starkly beautiful language. Virginia Reeves has a gift for bringing to life all the tensions that emerge wherever people, place, and progress collide. I absolutely loved it' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds
`Assured and absorbing... a potent mix of icy honesty and heart-wrenching tenderness' Jim Crace
`Beautifully written, this is an unusual and moving debut' Sunday Times
`A slow-burning pleasure. Brutal, beautiful, and to some significant extent, redemptive' Daily Mail

Title: Behaviour of Love
Author: REEVES VIRGINIA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Scribners
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471171956
Available stock: 6
Price: $38.00
Bellevue Square
Bellevue Square
Winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Jean Mason has a doppelganger.

She's never seen her, but others* swear they have.

*others | noun. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants - the regulars of Bellevue Square.

Jean lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and two kids. The proud owner of a thriving bookstore, she doesn't rattle easily - not like she used to. But after two of her customers insist they've seen her double, Jean decides to investigate. Curiosity grows to obsession and soon Jean's concerns shift from the identity of the woman, to her very own.

In this darkly comic novel, Redhill takes readers down the existentialist rabbit hole, exploring the surprising and disturbing plasticity of self, and what happens when the sense you've made of things stops making sense.

Title: Bellevue Square
Author: REDHILL MICHAEL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: No Exit
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857302670
Available stock: 3
Price: $23.00
Bird Summons
Bird Summons
Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt.


Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move to Saudi Arabia - where she fears her son's condition will worsen.

Iman feels burdened by her beauty. In her twenties and yet in her third marriage, she is treated like a pet and longs for freedom.

On a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, the friends are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity,love, loyalty and sacrifice.

Brilliantly imagined, intense and haunting, Bird Summons confirms Leila Aboulela's reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

Title: Bird Summons
Author: ABOULELA LEILA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474600132
Available stock: 2
Price: $38.00
Bitter Orange
Bitter Orange
'A twisty, thorny, darkly atmospheric page turner about loneliness and belonging' Gabriel Tallent, author of My Absolute Darling

'Incredibly atmospheric, vivid and intriguing. I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't reading a forgotten classic' Emma Healey

From the author of the prize-winning Our Endless Numbered Days comes a suspenseful story about deception, sexual obsession and atonement

From the attic of a dilapidated English country house, she sees them - Cara first: dark and beautiful, clinging to a marble fountain of Cupid, and Peter, an Apollo. It is 1969 and they are spending the summer in the rooms below hers while Frances writes a report on the follies in the garden for the absent American owner. But she is distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she discovers a peephole which gives her access to her neighbours' private lives.

To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to spend time with her. It is the first occasion that she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes till the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled.

But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don't quite add up - and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur.

Amid the decadence of that summer, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand all their lives forever.

Title: Bitter Orange
Author: FULLER CLAIRE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Fig Tree
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241341834
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Price: $37.00