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'A terrific novel' Angela Carter
Koko won't do what is expected of her. Defying her family's wishes, she has brought up her eleven-year-old daughter alone in her apartment. And now, after a casual affair, she is unexpectedly pregnant again. What will this mean for her al... read more

Child of Fortune
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This is the story of Mattis, a mentally handicapped man who lives with and is cared for by his older sister, Hege. Within their isolated, lakeside existence, Mattis cannot make sense of his tangled thoughts, frightening apparitions, surges of emotion and clever insights. When a trave... read more

The Birds
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'How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary' Doris Lessing'I'm surprised it isn't the most famous book in the world' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers'She was close to the ed... read more

The Ice Palace
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It's 1948, and when ten-year-old Pictorial Review Jackson's guardian dies, his older brother Slim appears. Together, the two hitch and bum from North Carolina to New York City, observing the strange lifestyles of people they encounter.

Pic
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Tristessa is the name with which Kerouac baptized Esperanza Villanueva, a Catholic Mexican young woman, a prostitute and addict to certain drugs, whom he fell in love with during one of his stays in Mexico -a country that he frequently visited - by the middle of the fifties. Wrapped ... read more

Tristessa
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 modern classics

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Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's cr... read more

Streetcar Named Desire
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Winner of the Valco Fund Literary Award for Fiction and the Ghana Book Award. Bringing the city to life in dizzying, lyrical prose, Laing weaves a story filled with bizarre and often melancholy characters- an idealistic professor, a lovely young witch, a wide-eyed student... read more

Search Sweet Country
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 modern classics

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"Reading Brodsky's essays is like a conversation with an immensely erudite, hugely entertaining and witty (and often very funny) interlocutor". ("Wall Street Journal"). "Watermark" is Joseph Brodsky's witty, intelligent, moving and elegant portrait of Venice. Looki... read more

Watermark: an Essay on Venice
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 modern classics

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A darkly funny account of family life from the author of The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery
'Sometimes, in my capacity as a mother, I find myself sitting open-mouthed and terrified before my own children'
As well as being a master of the macabre, Shir... read more

Life Among the Savages
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The Chandelier, written when Lispector was only twenty-three, reveals a very different author from the college student whose debut novel, Near to the Wild Heart, announced the landfall of "Hurricane Clarice." Virginia and her cruel, beautiful brother, Daniel, grow up in a decayi... read more

The Chandelier
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 modern classics

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Lispector at her most philosophically radical.
A meditation on the nature of life and time, Agua Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotio... read more

Agua Viva
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 modern classics

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Kerouac's first and most important poem, Mexico City Blues, incorporates all the elements of his theory of spontaneous composition. Memories, fantasies, dreams, and surrealistic free association are all lyrically combined in the loose format of the blues to create an original... read more

Mexico City Blues
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