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American Fiancee
American Fiancee
In this extraordinary breakout novel-a rich, devastatingly humorous epic of one unforgettable family-award-winning author Eric Dupont illuminates the magic of stories, the bonds of family, and the twists of fate and fortune to transform our lives.

Over the course of the twentieth century, three generations of the Lamontagnes will weather love, passion, jealousy, revenge, and death. Their complicated family dynamic-as dramatic as Puccini's legendary opera, Tosca-will propel their rise, and fall, and take them around the world . . . until they finally confront the secrets of their complicated pasts.

Born on Christmas, Louis Lamontagne, the family's patriarch, is a larger-than-life lothario and raconteur who inherits his mother's teal eyes and his father's brutish good looks and whose charms travel beyond Quebec, across the state of New York where he wins at county fairs as a larger-than-life strongman, and even in Europe, where he is deployed for the US Army during World War II. We meet his daughter, Madeleine, who opens a successful chain of diners using the recipes from her grandmother, the original American Fiancee, and vows never to return to her hometown. And we end with her son Gabriel, another ladies' man in the family, who falls in love with a woman he follows to Berlin and discovers unexpected connections there to the Lamontagne family that re-frame the entire course of the events in the book.

An unholy marriage of John Irving and Gary Shteyngart with the irresistible whimsy of Elizabeth McCracken, The American Fiancee is a big, bold, wildly ambitious novel that introduces a dynamic new voice to contemporary literature.

Title: American Fiancee
Author: DUPONT ERIC
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 24/02/2020
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780063003743
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American Marriage
American Marriage
'Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.' - Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay 'An American Marriage is a stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams.' - Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory 'An American Marriage asks hard questions about injustice and betrayal, and answers them with a heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded.' - Tom Perrotta, author of Little ChildrenNewlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.This stirring love story is a deeply insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future.

Title: American Marriage
Author: JONES TAYARI
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/01/2018
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143789604
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American Marriage
American Marriage
An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

Could you put your life on hold for twelve years? A stunning love story about family, injustice and marriage, and three people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.

Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future.

'Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.'
- Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

'A stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams.'
- Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

'A heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded.'
- Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

Title: American Marriage
Author: JONES TAYARI
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Price: $26.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
ISBN: 9781760894313
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Amnesty
Amnesty
Danny - Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, denied refugee status after he has fled from his native Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he's been trying to create a new identity for himself. And now, with his beloved vegan girlfriend, Sonja, with his hidden accent and highlights in his hair, he is as close as he has ever come to living a normal Australian life.

But then one morning, Danny learns a female client of his has been murdered. When Danny recognizes a jacket left at the murder scene, he believes it belongs to another of his clients - a doctor with whom he knows the woman was having an affair. Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported, or say nothing, and let justice go undone? Over the course of a single day, evaluating the weight of his past, his dreams for the future, and the unpredictable, often absurd reality of living invisibly and undocumented, he must wrestle with his conscience and decide if a person without rights still has responsibilities.

Title: Amnesty
Author: ADIGA ARAVIND
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509879045
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Price: $35.00
Amy & Isabelle
Amy & Isabelle
Isabelle Goodrow has been living in self-imposed exile with her daughter Amy for 15 years. Shamed by her past and her affair with Amy's father she has submerged herself in the routine of her dead-end job and her unrequited love for her boss. But when Amy, frustrated by her quiet and unemotional mother, embarks on an illicit affair with her maths teacher, the disgrace intensifies the shame Isabelle feels about her own past. Throughout one long, sweltering summer as the events of the small town ebb and flow around them Amy and Isabelle exist in silent conflict until a final act leads ultimately to the understanding they both crave.

Title: Amy & Isabelle
Author: STROUT ELIZABETH
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781849833042
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An Odyssey
An Odyssey
From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading - and reliving - Homer's epic masterpiece.`My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching human emotion - books like these are why I love reading' LEE CHILD When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enrol in the undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his `one last chance' to learn about the great literature he'd neglected in his youth - and, even more, a final opportunity to understand his son.But through the sometimes-uncomfortable months that follow, as the two men explore Homer's great work together - first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus' legendary voyages - it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: for Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo The Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home.Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most revelatory entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.

Title: An Odyssey
Author: MENDELSOHN DANIEL
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/05/2018
Price: $23.00
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Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007545131
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An Orchestra of Minorities
An Orchestra of Minorities
'Chigozie Obioma is a writer to watch' The Economist

Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice.

Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family, and when they officially object to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a small college in Cyprus. Once in Cyprus, he discovers that all is not what it seems. Furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further and further away from his dream, from Ndali and the place he called home.

In this contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey, in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination.

'Chigozie Obioma truly is the heir to Chinua Achebe' New York Time Book Review

Title: An Orchestra of Minorities
Author: OBIOMA CHIGOZIE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Price: $35.00
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Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349143194
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Anatomy of a Disappearance
Anatomy of a Disappearance

'This beautiful, subtle novel, like the lives of its characters, repays many readings' Helen Dunmore, The Times

In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona search desperately for the man they both love. Only for Nuri to discover a silence he cannot break and unimaginable secrets his father never wanted him to know.

'Hisham Matar is a master of the evocative; he creates his effects, on the page and on our nervous system with the fewest and most telling words. I was spellbound' Ahdaf Soueif

'I was moved and very impressed' Roddy Doyle

'Each time I had to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it' Michael Frayn

'Haunting in every sense. An absorbing novel that finds its eloquence in what is left unsaid and its most vivid imagery in what has been lost, possibly for ever' Sunday Times



Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
Author: HISHAM MATAR
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/03/2012
Price: $26.00
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Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141027500
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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
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Ancient Light
Ancient Light
'Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother.' Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his best days are behind him, remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland: the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town; assignations in the back of his lover's car on sunny mornings, rain-soaked afternoons. And with these early memories comes something sharper and much darker - the more recent recollection of the actor's own daughter's suicide ten years before. Ancient Light is the story of a life rendered brilliantly vivid: the obsession and selfishness of young love and the terrifying shock of grief. It is a dazzling novel, funny, utterly pleasurable and devastatingly moving in the same moment.

Title: Ancient Light
Author: BANVILLE JOHN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Price: $37.00
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Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780670920624
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And the Mountains Echoed
And the Mountains Echoed
Title: And the Mountains Echoed
Author: HOSSEINI KHALED
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $29.00
RRP: $29.00
Imprint: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781408842454
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Angels Game
Angels Game
Title: Angels Game
Author: ZAFRON CARLOS RUIZ
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Text Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781921656712
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Price: $30.00