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The Broken Word

The Broken Word

by: Adam Foulds

 

Set in the 1950s, "The Broken Word" is an extraordinary poetic sequence that animates and illuminates a dark, terrifying period in British colonial history. The combination here of language and imagery that feel utterly contemporary, and subject matter - tribal violence and subsequent retribution...


ISBN: 9780224084444

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Granta

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The Autograph Man

The Autograph Man

by: Zadie Smith

 

'The novel is a pleasure from the first page to the last' - David Sexton, "Evening Standard". Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. A small blip in a huge worldwide network of desire, it is his business to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, occasionally fake them, and all to give the...


ISBN: 9780140276343

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Granta

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The Quickening Maze

The Quickening Maze

by: Adam Foulds

 

Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, "The Quickening Maze" centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare. After years struggling with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, Clare finds himself in High Beach Private Asylum - an...


ISBN: 9780224087469

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: Fiction, Granta

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The Truth About These Strange Times

The Truth About These Strange Times

by: Adam Foulds

 

Saul Dawson-Smith can memorise the sequence of a shuffled deck of cards in under a minute; he can recite pi to a thousand decimal places and he remembers every conversation he's ever had. He is ten years old. Howard McNamee is twenty-eight: lonely, overweight and poorly educated. He lives far...


ISBN: 9780753824092

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Granta

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Ours are the Streets

Ours are the Streets

by: Sunjeev Sahota

 

When Imtiaz Raina leaves England for the first time, to bury his father on his family's land near Lahore, he exchanges his uncertain life in Sheffield for a road that leads to the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan. Once back in Yorkshire, he writes through the night to his young wife Becka and...


ISBN: 9780330515818

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Subject: Fiction, Granta, General

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Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go

by: Taiye Selasi

 

This is the story of a family - of the simple, devastating ways in which families tear themselves apart, and of the incredible lengths to which a family will go to put itself back together.


ISBN: 9780670919871

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc

Subject: Fiction, Granta, General

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The Carhullan Army

The Carhullan Army

by: Sarah Hall

 

The world has changed. War rages in South America and China, and Britain - now entirely dependent on the US for food and energy - is run by an omnipresent dictatorship known simply as The Authority. Assets and weapons have been seized, and women are compulsorily fitted with contraceptive devices....


ISBN: 9780571238606

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Subject: Fiction, Granta, General

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Playing Days

Playing Days

by: Benjamin Markovits

 

Fresh out of college and uncertain how to proceed with life, the narrator of Ben Markovits' "Playing Days" finds himself drifting towards a career that once obsessed his father - professional basketball. Gaining a place on a minor league German team, he leaves Texas and lands in the small rather...


ISBN: 9780571253173

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Subject: Fiction, Granta, General

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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

by: Zadie Smith

 

Changing My Mind is a collection of essays by Zadie Smith on literature, cinema, art - and everything in between. "A supremely good read. Smith writes about reading and writing with such infectious zeal and engaging accessibility that it makes you want to turn up at her house and demand...


ISBN: 9780141019468

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Literary essays, Granta

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The Birth of Love

The Birth of Love

by: Joanna Kavenna

 

Vienna 1865: Dr Ignaz Semmelweis has been hounded into a lunatic asylum, ridiculed for his claim that doctors' unwashed hands are the root cause of childbed fever. The deaths of thousands of mothers are on his conscience and his dreams are filled with blood. 2153: humans are birthed and raised in...


ISBN: 9780571245185

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Subject: Fiction, Granta, General

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