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Flapping Eagle, a young Indian, receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. Tiring of the burden of eternal life, he sets out on a monumental search for the mystical Calf Island, where he can rejoin the human race. His journey is peopled with strange characters.

Автор: Rushdie Salman
Gut gegen Nordwind

Gibt es in einer vom Alltag besetzten Wirklichkeit einen besser geschützten Raum für gelebte Sehnsüchte als den virtuellen?

Bei Leo Leike landen irrtümlich E-Mails einer ihm unbekannten Emmi Rothner. Aus Höflichkeit antwortet er ihr. Und weil sich Emmi von ihm angezogen fühlt, schreibt sie zurück.

Bald gibt Leo zu: »Ich interessiere mich wahnsinnig für Sie, liebe Emmi! Ich weiß aber auch, wie absurd dieses Interesse ist.« Und wenig später gesteht Emmi: »Es sind Ihre Zeilen und meine Reime darauf: die ergeben so in etwa einen Mann, wie ich mir plötzlich vorstelle, dass es sein kann, dass es so jemanden wirklich gibt.« Es scheint nur noch eine Frage der Zeit zu sein, wann es zum ersten persönlichen Treffen kommt, aber diese Frage wühlt beide so sehr auf, dass sie die Antwort lieber noch eine Weile hinauszögern. Außerdem ist Emmi glücklich verheiratet. Und Leo verdaut gerade eine gescheiterte Beziehung. Und überhaupt: Werden die gesendeten, empfangenen und gespeicherten Liebesgefühle einer Begegnung standhalten? Und was, wenn  ja: Lohnt es sich, alles auf eine Karte zu setzen - für eine Liebe, die aus nichts als einem Zufall entstanden ist?

Серия: Emmi-Leo-Geschichte

Džonatans Svifts


«GULIVERA CEĻOJUMI»: Latvijas valsts izdevniecība; Rīga; 1957


Džonatans Svifts.

Mirdzas Ķempes tulkojums Mākslinieks Uģis Mežavilks Ar Valda Egles komentāriem

Автор: Svifts onatans



Sastādītājs Jāzeps Osmanis Mākslinieks Arturs Apinis

tulkojis Kārlis Egle

izdevniecība Liesma 1969

Noskannējis grāmatu un FB2 failu izveidojis Imants Ločmelis

Going Dutch

When Jo's husband ditches her, and Dora ditches her fiance, both women find themselves living on a barge on the Thames where they must learn to navigate their way around new relationships. They quickly learn the value of friendship and a fresh start.

Автор: Fforde Katie
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Get A Life

Get a Life begins with Paul Bannerman, a South African ecologist, being treated for thyroid cancer with radioactive iodine. To spare his wife and child any peril from the radioactivity, he returns to his parents' home to recuperate. He's returned to his childhood state, being cared for by his mother, a civil rights lawyer, and the black housekeeper who's been with the family his whole life. Paul's wife, an advertising executive, realizes that her clients are facilitating the foreign corporations who want to take advantage of liberal land use laws for their own interests. Paul's illness forces them all the re-evaluate both their lives and the new challenges facing their country. Nadine Gordimer's has received mostly positive reviews with the Philadelphia Inquirer saying, "At first whiff, Get a Life feels an odd title for this novel. But as the action progresses, and Gordimer masterfully grinds her yarn to a quivering conclusion, no answers have been provided, and the moniker she has given this provocative book seems perfect."

Автор: Gordimer Nadine

" Le safari, commencé dans la joie et le plaisir, se transforma en une gigantesque partie de cache-cache, passionnante, irritante, puis insupportable.

Insidieusement, la résolution de tuer M'Bumba l'éléphant s'installa. C'était lui ou nous. Alors s'amorça une lente descente vers l'horreur et l'irréel: la nature explosait d'une beauté violente, la nuit se faisait cataclysme, des milliers de crocodiles devenus déments massacraient les hommes. Nous étions partis pour la mort. perdus au milieu de quelque chose que je ne comprenais pas, qui n'existait pas, quelque chose qui nous tuait les uns après les autres ".

Fièvres, roman fort, envoûtant, sensuel, nous confirme le grand talent de conteur de Cizia Zykë, révélé dans sa trilogie autobiographique: Oro, Sahara et Parodie.

Автор: ë Cizia

Philip Roth says the novel is dead, but it would be more accurate to say the audience is dead – we're all just too polite to mention it. What is killing the novel is people's growing dependence on feel-good fiction, fantasy and non-fiction. With this comes an inability or unwillingness to tolerate any irregularities of form, a prissy quibbling over capital letters, punctiliousness about punctuation. They act like we're still at school! Real writing is not about rules. It's about electrifying prose, it's about play.

For anyone who wants to write or read daredevil, risk-taking prose, therefore, it was tremendously encouraging that Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel prize for literature in 2004. But most British readers hadn't heard of her, despite four novels being available from Serpent's Tail (Lust, Wonderful, Wonderful Times, Women as Lovers, and The Piano Teacher), all of them full of her uniquely sneering tone and tireless fury with the human race. Jelinek seized the novel by its bootstraps and shook it upside down. Was she looking for coins or keys, or just trying to prevent fiction swallowing any more insincerity? Her dynamic writing gives a sense of civilisation surviving against the odds.

Jelinek's work is brave, adventurous, witty, antagonistic and devastatingly right about the sorriness of human existence, and her contempt is expressed with surprising chirpiness: it's a wild ride. She has also developed a form of cubism, whereby she can approach any subject from any angle, sometimes within the same sentence, homing in with sudden tenacity on some detail such as dirndls or murderers' female pen-pals. Recreating the way the brain lurches along, spreads out, reels itself in or goes on strike, her metaphors and puns run amok, beauteousness sacrificed to a kaleidoscopic inventiveness. Wrongly accused here of writing porn, in America she has been criticised, absurdly, for living with her mother, having a website, and not going along with the war in Iraq. They treat her like some kind of moral philosopher. You can't blame a novelist for being provocative and voicing dissent – that's her job! Without novelists, who's to guide us? Scientists? Priests? Politicians?

The innovation in Greed is that Jelinek intrudes more than ever before, rushing in and out of her own book like someone with tummy trouble. She likes to present herself as the bumbling author: "It's a frequent reproach, that I stand around looking stupid and drop my characters, before I even have them, because to be honest I pretty quickly find them dull." She admits to many mistakes: "Oh dear, that doesn't work, and it's also a repetition. Forgive me, I often can't keep up with myself." She hates naming her characters – "It sounds so silly." She identifies a needy piano teacher as a portrait of herself, then proceeds to ridicule and finally destroy her.

What it amounts to is a dismantling of the novel before our eyes. Greed lacks the focus of Jelinek's previous books, and is nearly incoherent at times. It is a cry of despair – despair about herself as a writer as much as about the characters she invents: "What is so wretched about me, that I can only be used for writing?" These are the exasperated outpourings of a great writer suffering from a lack of recognition (the book was written before Jelinek won the Nobel). There's a bewildered, lonely quality to it, as well as a few too many references to current affairs, and some lazy passages that suggest she no longer believes she has any readers at all – and despite that, some wonderful, defiant mischief-making. She can't go on, she will go on.

The plot, involving the semi-accidental murder of a teenage girl and the dumping of her body in an ominous lake, is minimal and haphazard, its main function to flesh out the divisions between men and women. They are on completely different wavelengths, the women in love with a "country policeman", and he latently in love with men, and blatantly with property. There are other greeds, too, that of banks, naturally, and phone companies, "hot for our voices", and the church. Describing a fancy crucifix, Jelinek writes: "the prominent victim is so full of pride at his stiff price that he's almost bursting out of the screws with which he's fastened to his instrument".

But the country policeman's greed surpasses all. He has prostituted himself to every woman in the vicinity and beyond, in the hope that they will hand over their houses to him, or at least leave him something in their wills. He thinks of female genitalia in the same way, all these doors permanently flung open for him. Jelinek circles round him, disgustedly observing that he "completely lacks a whole dimension, that is… that there are other people apart from himself". "We should all hate corporeal life, but only this country policeman… really does hate it. One just doesn't notice at first, because he sometimes jokes and laughs and sings songs to the accordion."

She is equally scathing about women and their repellent eagerness to be loved. Sex is furtive, violent, base – "you give each other a good licking" – and love merely a common foible which, for women at least, always involves a dangerous loss of selfhood. Jelinek gives us a startling glimpse here of what women are, as well as answering Freud's question, "What do women want?" It's neither gentle nor sweet nor safe nor reasonable – just true.

Carole Angier


Greed was published in German in 2000, and thus made part of the oeuvre for which Elfriede Jelinek was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2004. Its plot is soon told. Kurt Janisch, an Austrian country policeman, preys on women. He murders a very young one and drives an elderly one to suicide. This is a long novel, but few of its many pages actually advance the plot. Only now and then, as a sort of concession, will a sentence or two tell us what happens next. Greed might be variously described, but not, I think (pace the blurb), as a thriller.

Mostly, Greed consists of digression, commentary and repetition. A reader interested in story will feel consistently thwarted; perhaps also that such an interest is inappropriate. Serious fiction, you might begin to feel, shouldn't pander to readers wanting to know what happens next.

In German (but not in this translation) the novel has a sub-title: Ein Unterhaltungsroman; that is, light reading, or a novel you might read for fun. This term is at least Jelinek's own, a part of her project and the first note of her characteristic tone of voice, which is sardonic. There are many voices in Greed – the women, Janisch, others in their community – but all sound much the same, infected by the sardonic facetiousness of the author herself; so that, despite its variety of perspective, the tone of the whole is remarkably homogeneous. That tone is a slant expression of outrage, sign of Jelinek's moral seriousness. Her plot and its characters are a canker within the canker of Austria, which may itself be an exemplar of things in general.

Janisch is indeed a nasty piece of work. He has brutal sex with women, hates, fears and despises them; but his greed is really for property. Most readers would, I guess, have been able to develop out of Janisch's character and deeds a critique of the most rapacious and murderous tendencies in modern capitalism; Jelinek does it for them. She is a ranter, and there is much to rant about: polluted lakes, mined-out mountains, tourism, sport, old people's homes, the Nazi past, the fascistic present, the traffic… In the ranting, she resembles her compatriot Thomas Bernhard; but he is, blackly speaking, funnier.

Bernhard's sentences give pleasure. Jelinek seems to want to match the ugliness of her subject with a language that, if not always downright ugly, is never attractive. The sentences are made unshapely by the expanding bulk of ridiculed material. Her book steadfastly prohibits what literary language engenders naturally: pleasure. Her translator aids and abets her in this.

All the author's inventiveness goes into the book's lateral expansion. Her procedures are baroque: a heaping up of instances; frequent allegorising; bizarre conceits. You might even call her whimsical. She devises far-fetched ways of saying a thing, to shock us into awareness with a grisly whimsy.

Greed has considerable energy and force. Its moral urgency is beyond doubt. But, reading it, you enter a swirling fog of rage, outrage and sardonic contempt that envelops everything, victims and villain alike, the women in their way being as bad as he is: so foolish, so greedy for affection, gobbling him up, no wonder he is fearful. Throughout it all, insistently, comes the author's own voice, sardonic towards herself, doubting her right and ability do what she is doing. This is the stuff of secondary literature: fiction's failure in the face of life. But a persuasive fiction, one in which the author and readers believe, is more powerful, and can do more good, than Jelinek allows herself to suppose.

David Constantine

Автор: Jelinek Elfriede

1830. La Comédie humaine – Études de mœurs. Premier livre, Scènes de la vie privée – Tome II. Deuxième volume de l’édition Furne 1842

Lors d'une soirée, l'avoué Derville surprend une conversation entre la vicomtesse de Grandlieu et sa fille éprise d'un prétendant sans fortune. Afin de prévenir celle-ci d'une mauvaise aventure, l'avoué Derville raconte une histoire de jeunesse où, simple clerc, il fut témoin d'une transaction entre Gobseck, usurier hors du commun, et la comtesse de Restaud… Jean-Esther Gobseck est un virtuose dans son domaine, il pratique l'usure comme on pratique un art. Dans ce portrait d'un de ses plus puissants personnages, Balzac écrit, là, son premier chef d'oeuvre.

Автор: Balzac é de

¿Qué fue lo que realmente sucedió esa noche en la fiesta donde se festejó al poeta Jorge Washington Noriega? En una caminata por el centro de la ciudad, Ángel Leto y el Matemático reconstruyen esa fiesta en la que no estuvieron pero que conocen bien: circulan distintas versiones, todas enigmáticas y un poco delirantes, que son revisadas y vueltas a contar y discutidas o rectificadas.

Автор: Saer Juan é
Ígur Neblí

En las postrimerнas de este siglo iba siendo necesario un libro, con lucidez y exactitud de relojero, construyera un mundo ficticio desde el que desvelar las trampas y los secretos del nuestro. Lo ha escrito Miquel Palol con Igur Nebli, hйroe caballeresco, a la vez atбvico y posmoderno, con el que el lector sentirб la claustrofobia de un mundo que pronto reconocerб como suyo, descubrirб las oscuras estrategias del Estado bajo las intrigas de La Muta, y reconocerб el hermйtico y vertiginoso Laberinto de Gorhgrу participando en una siniestra alegorнa del Poder y de sus inextricables instrumentos de manipulaciуn de la informaciуn, de presiуn del individuo, de despersonalizaciуn y de angustia.

Para quienes siempre pensaron que la literatura es un juego con la literatura, para quienes no se conforman con la lectura de la historia y quieren tomar parte de ella y para quienes gustan de los libros que jamбs se acaban con su ъltima pбgina, Igur Nebli resultara una lectura extremadamente gratificante.

La calidad indiscutible que llevу al exito a El Jardin de los Siete Crepъsculos alcanza con Igur Nebli una envidiable madurez.

`Un texto donde Palol lleva hasta sus ъltimas consecuencias el objetivo de convertir la literatura en el medio mбs oportuno para disfrazarse de dios y jugar a la construcciуn de un mundo`. Javier Aparicio, El Pais.

`La particular `locura` narrativa de Palol es saludable para todo el conjunto de la narrativa catalana`. Marc Soler, El Temps.

Автор: Palol Miquel de
Gente De La Ciudad Doc

Gente de la ciudad fue publicada por la editorial Universitaria en 1961. Tras su lanzamiento, recibió el Premio Municipal de Santiago. En esta compilación Edwards reunió los siguientes relatos: “El cielo de los domingos”, “El fin del verano”, “A la deriva”, “El funcionario”, “Rosaura”, “Apunte”, “Fatiga” y “El último día”.

Автор: Edwards Jorge
Great Jones Street

The narrator of this novel is Bucky Wunderlick, a Dylan-Jagger amalgam who finds he's gone as far as he knows how. Mid tour he leaves his rock band and holes up in a dingy East Village apartment, in Great Jones Street. The plot revolves around his retreat and a drug designed to silence dissidents.

Автор: DeLillo Don
Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

In Googled, esteemed media writer and critic Ken Auletta uses the story of Google’s rise to explore the inner workings of the company and the future of the media at large. Although Google has often been secretive, this book is based on the most extensive cooperation ever granted a journalist, including access to closed-door meetings and interviews with founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt, and some 150 present and former employees.

Inside the Google campus, Auletta finds a culture driven by brilliant engineers in which even the most basic ways of doing things are questioned. His reporting shines light on how Google has been so hugely successful-and why it could slip. On one hand, Auletta reveals how the company has innovated, from Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Earth to YouTube, search, and other seminal programs. On the other, he charts its conflicts: the tension between massive growth and its mandate of “Don’t be evil”; the limitations of a belief that mathematical algorithms always provide correct answers; and the collisions of Google engineers who want more data with citizens worried about privacy.

More than a comprehensive study of media’s most powerful digital company, Googled is also a lesson in new media truths. Pairing Auletta’s unmatched analysis with vivid details and rich anecdotes, it shows how the Google wave grew, how it threatens to drown media institutions once considered impregnable-and where it is now taking us all.

Автор: Auletta Ken
God Hates Us All

A wry literary masterpiece, God Hates Us All is a coming-of-age tale for the apathetic generation. Hank Moody's self-loathing yet darkly like able narrator is a college drop-out-turned-accidental-drug-dealer enveloped in a world of contradictions. His boss — a bong-hitting, dread locked Pontiff figure — runs a remarkably organized and ingenious illegal trade patronized by, among others, a sweater-set-wearing Upper East Sider, a Wall Street hotshot, and a wannabe rock star with a hard-to-resist model girlfriend. The lonely narrator yearns for more than the tenuous but intimate thread he shares with his clients. To escape his mother's desperate expectations, his father's endless disappointments, and his certifiably insane ex-girlfriend, he moves to the city's mecca of ambitious slackers — the Chelsea Hotel — where the pursuit of lust (and the rock star's girlfriend) sends him on a series of well-intentioned misadventures that lead him right back where he started. Told in a unique and subtle voice, God Hates Us All is ironic, optimistic, and unforgettable.

Автор: Муди Хэнк
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Grieche sucht Griechin

Arnolph Archilochos ist Unterbuchhalter eines Unterbuchhalters in der Geburtszangenabteilung einer großen Firma. Des Alleinseins müde geworden, gibt Arnolph Archilochos eines Tages ein Heiratsinserat auf, dessen Text kurz und vielsagend lautet: Grieche sucht Griechin. Und das Wunder geschieht: der dickliche Junggeselle lernt das reizendste Mädchen kennen, das man sich erträumen kann. Nur einen Fehler hat sie…

Gaspar, Melchor y Baltasar

El episodio de los reyes Magos sólo mereció unas líneas por parte de uno de los cuatro Evangelios, pero ha impresionado vivamente la imaginación d ela humanidad desde hace dos mil años. Ésta es una de las pocas novelas que existen sobre este assunto legendario. Uno de los reyes se supone que llega de la India, del reino de Mangalore.

Автор: Tournier Michel

Zhang Jie trata en sus libros problemas de actualidad como la corrupción, la burocracia o los cambios económicos, con unos principios literarios que no están en realidad muy lejanos del realismo y el didactismo que imperaba en la China maoísta. Una de sus novelas más representativas es Galera (Fang zhou), crónica de tres mujeres mayores 40 años en la China de finales del siglo XX las tres marcadas por el divorcio y por un entorno que a pesar de los cambios revolucionarios y de las reformas modernizadoras sigue siendo hostil a la mujer que escapa a los papeles tradicionales familiares. Lo que salva una literatura como la de Zhang Jie, que tiene todos los números para convertirse en un aburrido excurso sociológico, es la gracia sutil de una escritura aferrada a las pequeñas cosas y a la vida cotidiana. El feminismo de manual queda atemperado por la capacidad de dar vida al mundo que recrea.

Автор: Jie Zhang
Grāfiene de Monsoro

Grāfiene de Monsoro

Aleksandrs Dimā(Tēvs)

Kopoti raksti piecpadsmit sējumos

2 sējums

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Автор: vs) Aleksandrs


Aleksandrs Dima (tevs)

Kopoti raksti piecpadsmit sējumos

Astotais sējums un Devītais sējums

Rīga, «Aeroekspresis» 1994

Izdevumu sagatavojusi informācijas un izdevējdarbības aģentūra „AEROEKSPRESIS"

Tulkojis: J. Rainis

Кооп. «Импакс» 191028, С.-Петербург, наб. Фонтанки, 18. Лицензия Л Р 060203 от 18.09.1991.

Отпечатано с оригинал-макета п АООТ «Санкт-Петербургская типография № 6». 191144, Санкт-Петербург, ул. Моиссспко, 10.

Getting Even

After three decades of prodigious film work (and some unfortunate tabloid adventures as well), it's easy to forget that Woody Allen began his career as one heck of a great comedy writer. Getting Even, a collection of his late '60s magazine pieces, offers a look into Allen's bag of shtick, back when it was new. From the supposed memoirs of Hitler's barber: "Then, in January of 1945, a plot by several generals to shave Hitler's moustache in his sleep failed when von Stauffenberg, in the darkness of Hitler's bedroom, shaved off one of the Führer's eyebrows instead…"

Even though the idea of writing jokes about old Adolf-or addled rabbis, or Maatjes herring-isn't nearly as fresh as it used to be, Getting Even still delivers plenty of laughs. At his best, Woody can achieve a level of transcendent craziness that no other writer can match. If you're looking for a book to dip into at random, or a gift for someone who's seen Sleeper 13 times, Getting Even is a dead lock.

Автор: Allen Woody
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Giacomo Joyce

Cover: Reproduction of the original, handwritten page 1 of Giacomo Joyce notebook in Ellmann’s edition of GJ.

God Hates Us All

The critically acclaimed show, Californication, is one of Showtime’s highest rated programs. Averaging about two million viewers an episode, it is the most successfully rated freshman series in Showtime history. A Golden Globe nominee for Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical), Californication features an electric, likeable cast, led by actor David Duchovny, who won a Golden Globe for his performance playing Hank Moody.

God Hates Us All is the novel written by Duchovny’s character, Hank Moody, which in the show is turned into a Hollywood film entitled A Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Timed to coincide with the premiere of the Season 3 of the hit series, this will allow fans an extra, backstage look at the concept of the show not available through episodes.

Gringo Viejo

«En 1913, el escritor norteamericano Ambrose Bierce, misántropo, periodista de la cadena Hearst y autor de hermosos cuentos sobre la Guerra de Secesión, se despidió de sus amigos con algunas cartas en las que, desmintiendo su reconocido vigor, se declaraba viejo y cansado». Sin embargo, en todas ellas se reservaba el derecho de escoger su manera de morir. La enfermedad y el accidente -por ejemplo, caerse por una escalera- le parecían indignas de él. En cambio, ser ajusticiado ante un paredón mexicano… Ah -escribió en su última carta-, ser un gringo en México, eso es eutanasia.

«Entró en México en noviembre y no se volvió a saber de él. El resto es ficción.»

Ésta es la asombrosa reconstrucción de lo que podría haber sido la trayectoria del anciano novelista. Elaborada como una larga vuelta atrás, esta novela es ante todo una reflexión sobre la identidad, la búsqueda del padre, el concepto de frontera como «cicatriz», unión y separación.

Автор: Fuentes Carlos
Gang Leader for a Day

Honest and entertaining, Columbia University professor Venkatesh vividly recounts his seven years following and befriending a Chicago crack-dealing gang in a fascinating look into the complex world of the Windy City 's urban poor. As introduced in Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's bestseller, Freakonomics, Venkatesh became involved with the Black Kings-and their charismatic leader J.T.-as a first-year doctoral student at the University of Chicago. Sent to the projects with a multiple-choice test on poverty as his calling card, Venkatesh was, to his surprise, invited in to see how the drug dealers functioned in real life, from their corporate structure to the corporal punishment meted out to traitors and snitches. Venkatesh's narrative breaks down common misperceptions (such as all gang members are uneducated and cash rich, when the opposite is often true), the native of India also addresses his shame and subsequent emotional conflicts over collecting research on illegal activities and serving as the Black Kings' primary decision-maker for a day-hardly the actions of a detached sociological observer. But overinvolved or not, this graduate student turned gang-running rogue sociologist has an intimate and compelling tale to tell.

Автор: Venkatesh Sudhir

Les Rougon-Macquart: histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second Empire. XIII (1885)

Le milieu ouvrier minier, dans le nord de la France à la fin du XIXe siècle, les premières revendications des mineurs, la grève qui tourne à la violence…

Автор: Zola Émile
Gringo Wśród Dzikich Plemion

,,Gringo… to książka podróżnicza pełna przygód i zaskakujących zwrotów akcji. Autor – Wojciech Cejrowski, znany z niezwykłego poczucia humoru -po raz kolejny wprowadza nas w odległy, tajemniczy i całkowicie obcy współczesnemu europejczykowi świat indiańskich wierzeń i obyczajów. Na szczególną uwagę zasługują zamieszczone w książce zdjęcia ukazujące najbardziej egzotyczne zakątki świata i barwne wizerunki ich dzikich mieszkańców. Lektura tej ksiażki całkowicie pochłania czytelnika przenosząc go w ginący klimat pierwotnych kultur i plemiennych obyczajów.

Автор: Cejrowski Wojciech
Generation Икс

«Мы живем незаметной жизнью на периферии; мы стали маргиналами – и существует масса вещей, в которых мы решили не участвовать. Мы хотели тишины – и обрели эту тишину. Мы приехали сюда, покрытые ранами и болячками, с кишками, закрученными в узлы, и уже думали, что когда-нибудь нам удастся опорожнить кишечник. Наши организмы, пропитанные запахом копировальных машин, детского крема и гербовой бумаги, взбунтовались из-за бесконечного стресса, рожденного бессмысленной работой, которую мы выполняли неохотно и за которую нас никто не благодарил. Нами владели силы, вынуждавшие нас глотать успокоительное и считать, что поход в магазин – это уже творчество, а взятых видеофильмов достаточно для счастья. Но теперь, когда мы поселились здесь, в пустыне, все стало много, много лучше».


When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Won't someone so open and alive come to serious harm? Wondering how to protect her, Russell researches her war-torn country and skims through popular happiness manuals. Might her condition be hyperthymia? Hypomania? Russell's amateur inquiries lead him to college counselor Candace Weld, who also falls under Thassa's spell. Dubbed Miss Generosity by her classmates, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness.

Russell and Candace, now lovers, fail to protect Thassa from the growing media circus. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severely tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large.

What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and finally magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.

Автор: Powers Richard
Автор: Clavell James
Girlfriend in a Coma

Amazon.co.uk Review

In this latest novel from the poet laureate of Gen X--who is himself now a dangerously mature 36--boy does indeed meet girl. The year is 1979, and the lovers get right down to business in a very Couplandian bit of plein air intercourse: "Karen and I deflowered each other atop Grouse Mountain, among the cedars beside a ski slope, atop crystal snow shards beneath penlight stars. It was a December night so cold and clear that the air felt like the air of the Moon--lung-burning; mentholated and pure; hint of ozone, zinc, ski wax, and Karen's strawberry shampoo." Are we in for an archetypal '80s romance, played out against a pop-cultural backdrop? Nope. Only hours after losing her virginity, Karen loses consciousness as well--for almost two decades. The narrator and his circle soldier on, making the slow progression from debauched Vancouver youths to semi-responsible adults. Several end up working on a television series that bears a suspicious resemblance to The X-Files (surely a self-referential wink on the author's part). And then ... Karen wakes up. Her astonishment-- which suggests a 20th-century, substance-abusing Rip Van Winkle--dominates the second half of the novel, and gives Coupland free reign to muse about time, identity, and the meaning (if any) of the impending millennium. Alas, he also slaps a concluding apocalypse onto the novel. As sleeping sickness overwhelms the populace, the world ends with neither a bang nor a whimper, but a universal yawn--which doesn't, fortunately, outweigh the sweetness, oddity, and ironic smarts of everything that has preceded it. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Girls, memory, parenting, millennial fear -- all served Coupland-style. Karen, an attractive, popular student, goes into a coma one night in 1979. Whilst in it, she gives birth to a healthy baby daughter; once out of it, a mere eighteen years later, she finds herself, Rip van Winkle-like, a middle-aged mother whose friends have all gone through all the normal marital, social and political traumas and back again...This tragicomedy shows Coupland in his most mature form yet, writing with all his customary powers of acute observation, but turning his attention away from the surface of modern life to the dynamics of modern relationships, but doing so with all the sly wit and weird accuracy we expect of the soothsaying author of Generation X, Shampoo Planet, Life After God, Microserfs and Polaroids from the Dead.

Автор: Coupland Douglas
Gone, Baby, Gone

Boston PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro have been hired to find a six-year-old girl who vanished from her home without a trace. Despite enormous public attention, extensive news coverage, and dogged police work, the investigation has gone nowhere. But it's a case rife with sinister circumstances: a strangely indifferent mother, a pedophile couple, a bizarre subculture of homeless parents, and a shadowy police unit with a covert agenda and no qualms about enforcing it.

Автор: Lehane Dennis
Gente Legal

A Mark lo asesinaron alrededor de las doce de la noche, mientras trabajaba en un acuerdo, un contrato para la liquidación del bufete que había fundado con Bennie Rosato, horas después de anunciar a su socia y ex amante su determinación de constituir su propia empresa. A medianoche Bennie remaba sola en la oscuridad, en la quietud del río, tratando de recobrar la calma, ajena a cuanto sucedía en el despacho y a la sórdida trampa que le habían tendido.

«Una novela trepidante que dejará sin aliento al lector más valiente.»

Автор: Scottoline Lisa
Good in Bed

From Publishers Weekly

It is temping at first but unwise to assume Candace Shapiro is yet another Bridget Jones. Feisty, funny and less self-hating than her predecessor, Cannie is a 28-year-old Philadelphia Examiner reporter preoccupied with her weight and men, but able to see the humor in even the most unpleasant of life's broadsides. Even she is floored, however, when she reads "Good in Bed," a new women's magazine column penned by her ex-boyfriend, pothead grad student Bruce Guberman. Three months earlier, Cannie suggested they take a break apparently, Bruce thought they were through and set about making such proclamations as, "Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world." Devastated by this public humiliation, Cannie takes comfort in tequila and her beloved dog, Nifkin. Bruce has let her down like another man in her life: Cannie's sadistic, plastic surgeon father emotionally abused her as a young girl, and eventually abandoned his wife and family, leaving no forwarding address. Cannie's siblings suffer, especially the youngest, Lucy, who has tried everything from phone sex to striptease. Their tough-as-nails mother managed to find love again with a woman, Tanya, the gravel-voiced owner of a two-ton loom. Somehow, Cannie stays strong for family and friends, joining a weight-loss group, selling her screenplay and gaining the maturity to ask for help when she faces something bigger than her fears. Weiner's witty, original, fast-moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life's priorities. This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does.

Автор: Weiner Jennifer

Gnój jest historią rodzinnego piekła, opowiadaną przez dziecko, które ma już to wszystko za sobą, potrafi zdobyć się na dystans, ale z jakichś przyczyn dzieckiem być nie przestaje.

Narrator opisuje rodzinny rytuał przemocy; metodyczne, przypominające tresurę bicie. Analizuje źródło rodzinnych tragedii; sytuację, w której metodyka nahaja spotyka się z konsekwentnym buntem.

Jest Gnój zarazem widzianą oczami dziecka barwną panoramą współczesnego Śląska, próbą zatrzymania jego niepowtarzalnego kolorytu, ukazania, na przykładzie tradycyjnej śląskiej rodziny, konfrontacji Śląska robotniczego, chacharskiego z tym inteligenckim, arystokratycznym

Автор: Kuczok Wojciech
Girl in Translation

Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures.

When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.

Автор: Kwok Jean

Esta novela, quinta del autor, nos introduce en el infamante mudo de la tan famosa organización policíaca. Una anciana, ajena a toda actividad política, es detenida y ahorcada. Para lograr su imposible declaración los miembros de la gestapo muestran con ella toda una gama de su estudiada amabilidad. El viejo, Porta, Hermanito y el Legionario – de la 5º Compañía – vengan a la anciana y el Bello paul – jefe del grupo de la Gestapo – se enfrenta con tortuosa habilidad a las dificultades que se le crean.

Автор: Hassel Sven
Griffin's Destiny

Jelena has found acceptance and love amongst the elves, but war, a sweeping pestilence, and the death of her beloved leave her desolate. Unaware Ashinji still lives, she seeks comfort in the arms of a young soldier determined to marry her. Knowing Jelena's life is in peril, Ashinji continues his desperate trek homeward. Racing against time, and chased by murderous slave hunters, he and his companions are out-matched until Ashinji breaks the bonds preventing him from tapping his own extraordinary magical power. The award winning Griffin's Daughter Trilogy concludes this epic tale of love's triumph over evil. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, Jelena and Ashinji face their fates and discover Griffin's Destiny.

Автор: Moore Leslie Ann
Griffin's Daughter

Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book (Fiction), this riveting novel tells of a young, orphaned woman who is scorned by society for her mixed human and elven blood. She discovers that she possesses a mysterious magical power and when she travels to Elven lands in search of answers, she discovers a shocking truth about her identity that will have epic consequences for an entire nation.

Автор: Moore Leslie Ann
Goodbye, España

Novela que retrata la vida de la reina Victoria Eugenia y aporta nuevos datos acerca de la vida de esta soberana, de la que se cumplen 40 años de su muerte.

Автор: Salisachs Mercedes
Gwiezdny motyl

Ludzkość dąży uparcie i nieodwołalnie ku samozagładzie, robiąc wszystko, by zniszczyć Ziemię, dlatego Yves Kramer, inżynier specjalizujący się w podróżach kosmicznych, postanawia uciec na inną planetę, by tam zacząć wszystko od nowa.

Автор: Werber Bernard
G.B.S. - Mark V

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Long After Midnight (Далеко за полночь)

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (Сборник ста лучших рассказов)

Автор: Saviano Roberto
Gone with the Wind

The greatest love story of our time, the story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler… Margaret Mitchell’s monumental epic of the South won a Pulitzer Prize, gave rise to the most popular motion picture of our time, and inspired a sequel that became the fastest selling novel of the century. It is one of the most popular books ever written; more than 28 million copies of the book have been sold in more than 37 countries. Today, more than half a century after its initial publication, its achievements are unparalleled, and it remains the most revered American saga and the most beloved work by an American writer…

Автор: Mitchell Margaret
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

An epic heroic novel, set in Ancient Greece, and based on the true story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. This is the story of Xeones, the only survivor of 300 Spartan warriors ordered to delay for as long as possible the million-strong invading army of King Xerxes of Persia.

Автор: Pressfield Steven

Zwiedzając we Florencji wystawę fotografii peruwiańskiej Amazonii, Vargas Llosa przywołuje w pamięci postać przyjaciela z czasów studenckich. Saul Zuratas, peruwiański Żyd, pasjonował się bowiem kiedyś Amazonią, jej mieszkańcami, szczególnie zaś nielicznym, wędrującym plemieniem Macziguengów. Opowieść Llosy jest próbą rekonstrukcji losów Saula Zuratasa i zarazem próbą odnalezienia dowodów poświadczających, że wśród Macziguengów żył gawędziarz podtrzymujący więzi plemienne opowieściami o dziejach mitycznych i przekazywaniem wiadomości o życiu poszczególnych rodzin rozproszonych po Amazonii. Losy Zuratasa i Macziguengów okazują się ze sobą sprzęgnięte. Chyba że historia rekonstruowana przez Vargasa Llose jest… kolejną opowieścią nieuchwytnego gawędziarza.

Автор: Llosa Mario Vargas
Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts the painter's attention. Though different in upbringing, education and social standing, they have a similar way of looking at things. Vermeer slowly draws her into the world of his paintings — the still, luminous images of solitary women in domestic settings

Автор: Chevalier Tracy
Great Expectations

Great Expectations chronicles the progress of Pip from childhood through adulthood. As he moves from the marshes of Kent to London society, he encounters a variety of extraordinary characters: from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham and her ward, the arrogant and beautiful Estella. In this fascinating story, Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip must establish a sense of self against the plans which others seem to have for him — and somehow discover a firm set of values and priorities.

Автор: Dickens Charles
Серия: Dubliners

A terrifying woman-in-jeopardy plot propels Gardner's latest thriller, in which child advocate and PI Lorraine "Rainie" Conner's fate hangs in the balance. Rainie, a recovering alcoholic with a painful past (who previously appeared in Gardner's The Third Victim, The Next Accident and The Killing Hour) is kidnapped from her parked car one night in coastal Oregon. The key players converge on the town of Bakersville to solve the mystery of her disappearance: Rainie's husband, Quincy, a semiretired FBI profiler whose anguish over Rainie undercuts his high-level experience with kidnappers; Quincy's daughter, Kimberley, a rising star in the FBI who flies in from Atlanta; Oregon State Police Sgt. Det. Carlton Kincaid; local sheriff Shelly Atkins; and abrasive federal agent Candi Rodriguez, who specializes in hostage negotiation. Gardner suspensefully intercuts the complicated maneuvering of this bickering team with graphic scenes of Rainie bravely struggling with her violent, sadistic captor. When the rescuers make a misstep, he raises the stakes by snatching a troubled seven-year-old foster child named Dougie, who's one of Rainie's cases. The cat-and-mouse intensifies, as does the mystery of the kidnapper's identity. Sympathetic characters, a strong sense of place and terrific plotting distinguish Gardner's new thriller.


When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back?

For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it's the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver's seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate.

Did one of the ghosts from her troubled past finally catch up with Rainie? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they'd been working-a particularly vicious double homicide or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart? Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he's been afraid to ask.

One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the moniker from an eighty-year old murder, he has already contacted the press. His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn't get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good.

Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it's still not enough.

As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethal truth, and for the love of his life who may forever be.gone.

Автор: Лекси Ф
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Gott stirbt am Nil

Wie alle armen Bauern in diesem Dorf nimmt Zakeya das harte und entbehrungsreiche Leben als von Allah bestimmt klaglos hin. Das erfahrene Leid, der frühe Tod der meisten ihrer Kinder, die auszehrende Arbeit, der Hunger — alles scheint gottgewollt und unabwendbar. Erst als der Bürgermeister ihre beiden jungen Nichten als Dienstmädchen in sein Haus zwingt und sexuell mißbraucht, fängt Zakeya an, Zusammenhänge zu verstehen. Aber da ist es bereits zu spät, ihre Familie ist zerstört, Bruder und Sohn sind im Gefängnis, die beiden Mädchen aus dem Dorf vertrieben. Für Zakeya ist Gott gestorben, sie rächt sich, das ist ihre einzige Möglichkeit des Widerstandes.

Die ägyptische Ärztin und Schriftstellerin Nawal El Saadawi, in der BRD bekannt durch die Erzählung "Ich spucke auf euch" — "Bericht einer Frau am Punkt Null" betrachtet "Gott stirbt am Nil" als ihren wichtigsten Roman. Die Frauen, von denen sie erzählt und auf deren Seite sie steht, sind in dem Netz klassenspezifischer Ausbeutung und Unterdrückung genau so gefangen wie in patriarchalischen Familienstrukturen. In einer eindrucksvollen und schnörkellosen Erzählweise beschreibt sie das Leben in einem kleinen Dorf am Nilufer, zeigt die Mechanismen von Macht und Abhängigkeit, die Verknüpfung staatlicher und religiöser Macht im Islam genauso wie die Solidarität der Frauen untereinander, wie die Sehnsucht der Menschen nach einem anderen Leben.

Nawal El Saadawi wurde in Kafr Tahla, einem Dorf am Ufer des Nils geboren. Sie arbeitete zunächst als Hebamme, später als Ärztin und war von 1965-72 Direktorin des Gesundheitsamts. Während dieser Zeit eröffnete sie eine Klinik und arbeitete dort drei Jahre lang. Nach der Veröffentlichung ihres ersten Buchs "Woman and Sex" wurde sie ihres Amtes enthoben und ihre Schriften wurden in Ägypten auf den Index gesetzt. Nawal El Saadawi arbeitet heute als Schriftstellerin, sie lebt in Kairo. Nawal El Saadawi erzählt in diesem Roman die Geschichte von Zakeya, einer armen, ungebildeten Bäuerin, deren Verwandte von dem Bürgermeister des Dorfes und seinen Helfershelfern zynisch ausgebeutet und gequält werden.

Автор: El Saadawi Nawal
Gasa-Gasa Girl

From the time she was a child, Mas Arai's daughter, Mari, was completely gasa-gasa – never sitting still, always on the go, getting into everything. And Mas, busy tending lawns, gambling, and struggling to put his Hiroshima past behind him, never had much time for the family he was trying to support. For years now, his resentful daughter has lived a continent away in New York City, and had a life he knew little about. But an anxious phone call from Mari asking for his help plunges the usually obstinate Mas into a series of startling situations from maneuvering in an unfamiliar city to making nice with his tall, blond son-in-law, Lloyd, to taking care of a sickly child…to finding a dead body in the rubble of a former koi pond.

The victim was Kazzy Ouchi, a half-Japanese millionaire who also happened to be Mari and Lloyd's boss. Stumbling onto the scene, Mas sees more amiss than the detectives do, but his instinct is to keep his mouth shut. Only when the case threatens his daughter and her family does Mas take action: patiently, stubbornly tugging at the end of a tangled, dangerous mystery. And as he does, he begins to lay bare a tragic secret on the dark side of an American dream…

Both a riveting mystery and a powerful story of passionate relationships across a cultural divide, Gasa-Gasa Girl is a tale told with heart and wisdom: an unforgettable portrait of fathers, daughters, and other strangers.

[Starred Review] ”What makes this series unique is its flawed and honorable protagonist… A fascinating insight into a complex and admirable man.”-Booklist

“The endearing, quietly dignified Mas, supported by a cast of spirited New Yorkers, as well as the distinctive Japanese-flavored prose, make this a memorable read.”-Publishers Weekly

“A compelling grasp of the Japanese American subculture… absolutely fascinating.”-Asian American Press

Автор: Hirahara Naomi
Gump & Company

Struggling to make a life for his young son when the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company takes a dive, Forrest Gump shares a second series of offbeat adventures that entangle him with the Coca-Cola company and Oliver North.

Автор: Groom Winston
Серия: Forrest Gump
Grantchester Grind

The sequel to "Porterhouse Blue". With a new master, Scullion, now in charge and doubts still surrounding the death of the late Master, more unspeakably awful goings-on are inevitable at Cambridge's most disreputable college.

Автор: Sharpe Tom
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Generation «П»

Главный герой романа, представитель поколения "П" с соответствующими юношескими идеалами, опускается до торговца в киоске, потом осваивает интеллектуальную халтуру на ниве рекламы, а в итоге становится... земным воплощением мужа богини Иштар, только вместо супружеской функции исполняет рекламную.

Вся прелесть пелевинского романа в том, что его каждый воспринимает по-своему: это и глубокая эзотерика и блестящее надругательство над рекламой, и политический памфлет и философская фантастика.

Generation П

Роман «Generation „П“», ставший культовым в молодежной среде, посвящен явлению, проникшему во все поры нашей повседневной жизни, – рекламе. Многие склонны просто отмахиваться от нее, как от назойливой мухи, считая чем-то несерьезным. Но разве в нашу речь уже не вошли рекламные слоганы? Разве «рваная стилистика» рекламных клипов не влияет на наше сознание?

Герой романа Вавилен Татарский полагает, что ему известна подлинная цена рекламы – ведь он ее создает. Но ему и в страшном сне не может привидеться истинная сила джинна, выпущенного им из бутылки…


In this luminous novel—winner of Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize—John Berger relates the story of “G.,” a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the Don Juan’s success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their moments with him.

All of this Berger sets against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi and the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War, and the first flight across the Alps, making G. a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in history’s private moments.

Автор: Berger John
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

In these spellbinding stories, Yiyun Li, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner and acclaimed author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants, gives us exquisite fiction filled with suspense, depth, and beauty, in which history, politics, and folklore magnificently illuminate the human condition.

In the title story, a professor introduces her middle-aged son to a favorite student, unaware of the student’s true affections. In “A Man Like Him,” a lifelong bachelor finds kinship with a man wrongly accused of an indiscretion. In “The Proprietress,” a reporter from Shanghai travels to a small town to write an article about the local prison, only to discover a far more intriguing story involving a shopkeeper who offers refuge to the wives and children of inmates. In “House Fire,” a young man who suspects his father of sleeping with the young man’s wife seeks the help of a detective agency run by a group of feisty old women.

Written in lyrical prose and with stunning honesty, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl reveals worlds strange and familiar, and cultures both traditional and modern, to create a mesmerizing and vibrant landscape of life.

Автор: Li Yiyun
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Ghosts of Bungo Suido

A thrilling WWII adventure set in a submarine in the Pacific, by the Boyd Award-winning author of Pacific Glory

In late 1944, America’s naval forces face what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which dwarf every other ship at sea. Built in secrecy, these ships seem invincible, and lay waste to any challengers. American military intelligence knows of two such ships, but there is rumored to be a third, a newly-built aircraft carrier, ready to launch from Japan’s heavily-defended and mined Inland Sea. Such a ship would threaten U.S. Pacific forces, allow Japan to launch air attacks against the U.S. mainland, and change the course of the war.

No American submarine has penetrated the Inland Sea; five boats and their crews have perished in the Bungo Suido strait. Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond — an aggressive, attacking leader with a reckless streak — is now captain of a new submarine. Hammond may be the navy’s only hope to locate and stop the Japanese super-ship before it launches… if it even exists.

Автор: Deutermann P T
Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance is the first book in a line of relentlessly experimental and highly esteemed works by Carole Maso. Like the poetry-mother in this debut novel, Maso works to ensure her readers understand and come to accept sorrow as a knowable and tactile presence. Narrating a family story through the voice of a young writer whose mother has recently been killed, Maso invites readers to experience firsthand both women's love and courage, capabilties of imagination, their persistence of memory, and generosity of spirit.

It is this same generosity that allows readers the transformative intimacy Ghost Dance has to offer. Like her artist-protagonists, Maso's subject as well as medium is language, and she is brave and dangerous in her command of it. She abandons traditional narrative forms in favor of a shaped communication resembling Beckett and rivalling his evocative skill. Immersed in dilated and intense prose, the readers view is a privilege one, riding the crest of clear expression as it navigates the tangled terrain of loss and desperate sorrow.

Автор: Maso Carole
Girl Meets Boy

Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances?

Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold.

It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations.

Funny and fresh, poetic and political, Girl Meets Boy is a myth of metamorphosis for the modern world.

Автор: Smith Ali
Серия: Canongate Myths
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Greyhound for Breakfast

A brilliant collection of stories set in the tenements and cheap casinos of Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Автор: Kelman James
Giles Goat-Boy

Giles Goat-Boy (1966) is the 4th novel by American writer John Barth. It's metafictional comic novel in which the world is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of the Cold War. Its title character is a human boy raised as a goat, who comes to believe he is the Grand Tutor, the predicted Messiah. The book was a surprise bestseller for the previously obscure Barth, & in the 1960s had a cult status. It marks Barth's leap into American postmodern Fabulism. In this outrageously farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant "fantasy of theology, sociology & sex"--Time

Автор: Barth John
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Ghost Lights

Ghost Lights stars an IRS bureaucrat named Hal — a man baffled by his wife’s obsession with her young employer, T., and haunted by the accident that paralyzed his daughter, Casey. In a moment of drunken heroism, Hal embarks on a quest to find T. — the protagonist of Lydia Millet’s much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream—who has vanished in a jungle. On his trip to Central America, Hal embroils himself in a surreal tropical adventure, descending into strange and unpredictable terrain (and an unexpected affair with a beguiling German woman).

Ghost Lights is Millet at her best — beautifully written, engaging, full of dead-on insights into the heartbreaking devotion of parenthood and the charismatic oddity of human behavior. The book draws us into a darkly humorous, sometimes off-kilter world where bonds of affection remain a reliable magnetic north. Ghost Lights is a startling, comic, and surprisingly philosophical story.

Автор: Millet Lydia
Серия: Trilogy

Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. The government against the people. On initial publication, twenty years on from the strike, David Peace's bravura novel "GB84" was hugely acclaimed. In a bloody and dramatic fictional portrait of the year that was to leave an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness, Peace dares to engage with the Britain's social and political past, bringing it shockingly and brilliantly to life.

Автор: Peace David

Twenty-four years after her first novel, Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. Writing in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, Marilynne Robinson's beautiful, spare, and spiritual prose allows "even the faithless reader to feel the possibility of transcendent order" (Slate). In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.

Автор: Robinson Marilynne
Серия: Gilead
Gone to the Forest

Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the brink of civil war, this second novel by one of literature’s rising young stars weaves a brilliant tale of family drama and political turmoil. Since his mother’s death ten years earlier, Tom and his father have fashioned a strained peace on their family farm. Everything is frozen under the old man’s vicious, relentless control — even, Tom soon discovers, his own future. When a young woman named Carine enters their lives, the complex triangle of intrigue and affections escalates the tension between the two men to the breaking point. After a catastrophic volcanic eruption ignites the nation’s smoldering discontent into open revolution, Tom, his father, and Carine find themselves questioning their loyalties to one another and their determination to salvage their way of life.

With the author’s trademark spare, spellbinding prose, Gone to the Forest delivers a powerful tale of unfathomable loss and ultimate redemption.

Автор: Kitamura Katie

An astounding novel based on the true story of the life and mysterious death of the largest herd of giraffes ever held in captivity, in a Czechoslovakian town sleepwalking through communism in the early 1970s.

In 1975, on the eve of May Day, secret police dressed in chemical warfare suits sealed off a zoo in a small Czechoslovakian town and ordered the destruction of the largest captive herd of giraffes in the world. This apparently senseless massacre lies at the heart of J. M. Ledgard's haunting first novel, which recounts the story of the giraffes from their capture in Africa to their deaths far away behind the Iron Curtain. At once vivid and unearthly, Giraffe is an unforgettable story about strangeness, about creatures that are alien and silent, about captivity, and finally about Czechoslovakia, a middling totalitarian state and its population of sleepwalkers.

It is also a story that might never have been told. Ledgard, a foreign correspondent for the Economist since 1995, unearthed the long-buried truth behind the deaths of these giraffes while researching his book, spending years following leads throughout the Czech Republic. In prose reminiscent of Italo Calvino and W. G. Sebald, he imbues the story with both a gripping sense of specificity and a profound resonance, limning the ways the giraffes enter the lives of the people around them, the secrecy and fear that permeate 1970s Czechoslovakia, and the quiet ways in which ordinary people become complicit in the crimes committed in their midst.

Автор: Ledgard J M
Guys Like Me

"Fabre is a genius of these nuanced, interior moments… The story Fabre tells is that of every one of us: looking for meaning in the mundane, moving through our lives, our interactions, as if through the fabric of a dream… How do we live? it asks to consider. And: What does our existence mean?" — Los Angeles Times

"Guys Like Me is a short, arresting tale that…not only offers keen insights into the mind of its middle-aged protagonist, but also provides the reader with a unique tour of what everyday life in the low-key suburbs of Paris must truly be like."-Typographical Era

"Readers will take pleasure in this well-told tale with a satisfying ending." — Publishers Weekly

"The setting may be Paris, but it’s not the Paris of grand avenues and pricey cafés. In fact, Fabre’s hero is a recognizable everyman, from any country." — Library Journal

A smile like a soft flash of light. . travels through this moving novel and tells, in words that are muted and profoundly humane, of life as it is." — Le Monde

"Fabre speaks to us of luck and misfortune, of the accidents that make a man or defeat him. He talks about our ordinary disappointments and our small moments of calm. Fabre is the discreet megaphone of the man in the crowd." — Elle

"In this novel one finds the intimate geography of an author who lays bare the essence of Paris and its outskirts." — La Quinzaine littéraire

Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the city, exposes the shadowy, anonymous lives of many who inhabit the French capital. In this quiet, subdued tale, a middle-aged office worker, divorced and alienated from his only son, meets up with two childhood friends who are similarly adrift, without passions or prospects. He's looking for a second act to his mournful life, seeking the harbor of love and a true connection with his son. Set in palpably real Paris streets that feel miles away from the City of Light, Guys Like Me is a stirring novel of regret and absence, yet not without a glimmer of hope.

Dominique Fabre, born in 1960, writes about people living on society's margins. He is a lifelong resident of Paris, France. His previous novel, The Waitress Was New, was also translated into English.

Автор: Fabre Dominique
Gods Men

An enthralling tale, divided between China and America, of two friends inspired by radically opposed ideals.

This deeply felt novel tells the story of William Lane and Clem Miller, Americans who meet in China as youths at the end of the nineteenth century. Separated by the Boxer Rebellion, they’re destined to travel wildly different courses in life. From a background of wealth and privilege, William becomes a power-hungry and controlling media magnate. By contrast, Clem, whose family survived on charity growing up, is engrossed by a project — which he works on ceaselessly, perhaps naively, together with his chemist wife — to eliminate world poverty. The two wind up in America and meet again, each successful in his own area, and as similar in their intensity as they are different in their values. God’s Men is a rich and layered portrayal of lives set alight by ambition.

Автор: Buck Pearl S
Graffiti My Soul

This is Surrey, where nothing bad ever happens. Except somehow, 15-year-old Veerapen, half-Tamil, half-Jew and the fastest runner in the school, has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved. His dad has run off with an optician and his mum’s going off the rails. Since when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated?As the knots of Moon and Veerapen’s tragic romance unravel, Niven Govinden brings to life a misfit hero of the school yard, bristling with tenderness, venom and vigour.

Автор: Govinden Niven
Ghost Sniper: A World War II Thriller

On the dawn of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, two snipers find themselves fighting a battle all their own. One is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains in the American South, while the other is the dreaded German “Ghost Sniper” who earned his nickname on the Eastern Front. Locked in a deadly duel across the hedgerow country of France, the hunter matches wits and tactics against the marksman, both of them one bullet away from victory — or defeat — as Allied forces struggle to gain a foothold in Europe.

Автор: Healey David

Gould Bookbinder, the protagonist of Stephen Dixon's novel, Gould: A Novel in Two Novels is not a nice man. When we first meet him, he is an opportunistic college freshman in the process of seducing a girl whom he later impregnates. This is just the first of several pregnancies for which Gould accepts no responsibility. He grows older in the first part of the novel-aptly titled "Abortions"-but wisdom is slow to catch up. Not until near the end of the first section, when Gould is in his 40s, does his attitude change. Then he finds himself trying (unsuccessfully) to convince a pregnant girlfriend to have the child. The second part of Gould, entitled "Evangeline," is a flashback to the long affair between Gould and Evangeline-a relationship that lasts as long as it does mainly because of Gould's affection for Evangeline's son.

With no paragraphs, no page breaks, and precious little attribution of dialogue, Gould is not an easy book to read. The eye tires of words running unrelieved by white space across the page, and Dixon's idiosyncratic prose style can be irritating. Despite it all, Gould is ultimately a remarkable and rewarding read as Stephen Dixon transforms his creepy antihero into someone who, while perhaps not likeable, is at least sympathetic.

Автор: Dixon Stephen

A novel of life in the mixed culture that existed in Southern Spain before the expulsion of Arabs and Jews, following the life of Abu Jaafar, the bookbinder, and his family as they witness Christopher Columbus’ triumphant parade through the streets.

Автор: Ashour Radwa

A novel of life in the mixed culture that existed in Southern Spain before the expulsion of Arabs and Jews, following the life of Abu Jaafar, the bookbinder, and his family as they witness Christopher Columbus’ triumphant parade through the streets.

Автор: Ashour Radwa
Gob's Grief

In the summer of 1863, Gob and Tomo Woodhull, eleven-year-old twin sons of Victoria Woodhull, agree to together forsake their home and family in Licking County, Ohio, for the glories of the Union Army. But on the night of their departure for the war, Gob suffers a change of heart, and Tomo is forced to leave his brother behind. Tomo falls in as a bugler with the Ninth Ohio Volunteers and briefly revels in camp life; but when he is shot clean through the eye in his very first battle, Gob is left to endure the guilt and grief that will later come to fuel his obsession with building a vast machine that will bring Tomo — indeed, all the Civil War dead — back to life.

Epic in scope yet emotionally intimate, Gob’s Grief creates a world both fantastic and familiar and populates it with characters who breath on the page, capturing the spirit of a fevered nation populated with lost brothers and lost souls.

Автор: Adrian Chris
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Gods Own Country

Granta Best Young British Novelist.In Waterline, one of the most celebrated debut novels of recent years, Ross Raisin tells the story of solitary young farmer, Sam Marsdyke, and his extraordinary battle with the world.

Expelled from school and cut off from the town, mistrusted by his parents and avoided by city incomers, Marsdyke is a loner until he meets rebellious new neighbour Josephine. But what begins as a friendship and leads to thoughts of escape across the moors turns to something much, much darker with every step.

'Powerful, engrossing, extraordinary, sinister, comic. A masterful debut' Observer

'Astonishing, funny, unsettling… An unforgettable creation [whose] literary forebears include Huckleberry Finn, Holden Caulfield and Alex from A Clockwork Orange' The Times

'Remarkable, compelling, very funny and very disturbing. . like no other character in contemporary fiction' Sunday Times

Ross Raisin was born in 1979 in West Yorkshire. His first novel, God's Own Country was published in 2008 and was shortlisted for nine literary awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009 Ross Raisin was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. He lives in London.

Автор: Raisin Ross
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Gold Dust

Rejected by his tribe and hunted by the kin of the man he killed, Ukhayyad and his thoroughbred camel flee across the desolate Tuareg deserts of the Sahara. Between bloody wars against the Italians in the north and famine raging in the south, Ukhayyad rides for the remote rock caves of Jebel Hasawna. There, he says farewell to the mount who has been his companion through thirst, disease, lust, and loneliness. Alone in the desert, haunted by the prophetic cave paintings of ancient hunting scenes and the cries of jinn in the night, Ukhayyad awaits the arrival of his pursuers and their insatiable hunger for blood and gold. Gold Dust is a classic story of the brotherhood between man and beast, the thread of companionship that is all the difference between life and death in the desert. It is a story of the fight to endure in a world of limitless and waterless wastes, and a parable of the struggle to survive in the most dangerous landscape of all: human society.

Автор: al-Koni Ibrahim
Gardens in the Dunes

A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman's quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed.At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a "proper" young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

Автор: Silko Leslie Marmon
Geek Love

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan. Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins.. albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious — and dangerous — asset.

As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

Автор: Dunn Katherine
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Greasy Lake and Other Stories

Mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, The Washington Post Book World says these masterful stories mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's development from "a prodigy's audacity to something that packs even more of a wallop: mature artistry." They cover everything, from a terrifying encounter between a bunch of suburban adolescents and a murderous, drug-dealing biker, to a touching though doomed love affair between Eisenhower and Nina Khruschev.

Автор: Boyle T C

This novel is set in Maroko, a sprawling, swampy, crazy and colorful ghetto of Lagos, Nigeria, and unfolds against a backdrop of lush reggae and highlife music, American movies and a harsh urban existence. Elvis Oke, a teenage Elvis impersonator spurred on by the triumphs of heroes in the American movies and books he devours, pursues his chosen vocation with ardent single-mindedness. He suffers through hours of practice set to the tinny tunes emanating from the radio in the filthy shack he shares with his alcoholic father, his stepmother and his stepsiblings. He applies thick makeup that turns his black skin white, to make his performances more convincing for American tourists and hopefully net him dollars. But still he finds himself constantly broke. Beset by hopelessness and daunted by the squalor and violence of his daily life, he must finally abandon his dream.

With job prospects few and far between. Elvis is tempted to a life of crime by the easy money his friend Redemption tells him is to be had in Lago's underworld. But the King of the Beggars, Elvis's enigmatic yet faithful adviser, intercedes. And so, torn by the frustration of unrealizable dreams and accompanied by an eclectic chorus of voices, Elvis must find a way to a Graceland of his own making.

Graceland is the story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria, where the trappings of American culture reign supreme.

Автор: Abani Chris
God Help the Child

The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish. . Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother. . Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother. . and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

Автор: Morrison Toni
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Gutshot: Stories

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a town. Amelia Gray’s curio cabinet expands in Gutshot, where isolation and coupling are pushed to their dark and outrageous edges. These singular stories live and breathe on their own, pulsating with energy and humanness and a glorious sense of humor. Hers are stories that you will read and reread — raw gems that burrow into your brain, reminders of just how strange and beautiful our world is. These collected stories come to us like a vivisected body, the whole that is all the more elegant and breathtaking for exploring its most grotesque and intimate lightless viscera.

Автор: Gray Amelia
Gravity’s Volkswagen

Ian Blackwater was surprised when film rights to his novel Volkswagens and Velociraptors were sold. And more surprised to find himself on location in California, particularly as the novel was set in London. However Ian knows better than to interfere with the creative process and he wants to see how the director Josh Martin goes about transforming the novel into film.

Ian gets to see not just the movie making but also Motorhead's Phil's Famous Automotive Freak Show — an assortment of petrol heads and vagabonds rehearsing their own brand of culture fest on the neighbouring lot. Relations between the two — filmmakers and Automotive Freaks — are less than cordial and before long Ian finds himself far more involved with both than he intended.

Автор: Nicholson Geoff
Ghana Must Go

Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go is a testament to the transformative power of unconditional love, from a debut novelist of extraordinary talent.

Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts the Sais’ circuitous journey to one another. In the wake of Kweku’s death, his children gather in Ghana at their enigmatic mother’s new home. The eldest son and his wife; the mysterious, beautiful twins; the baby sister, now a young woman: each carries secrets of his own. What is revealed in their coming together is the story of how they came apart: the hearts broken, the lies told, the crimes committed in the name of love. Splintered, alone, each navigates his pain, believing that what has been lost can never be recovered — until, in Ghana, a new way forward, a new family, begins to emerge.

Ghana Must Go is at once a portrait of a modern family, and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are. In a sweeping narrative that takes us from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, Ghana Must Go teaches that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.

Автор: Selasi Taiye
Girl at War

Part war saga, part coming of age tale, part story of love and friendship, Girl at War is a powerful debut novel by a young writer who will appeal to readers of Anthony Marra, Téa Obreht, and Anthony Doerr.

“An unforgettable portrait of how war forever changes the life of the individual, Girl at War is a remarkable debut by a writer working with deep reserves of talent, heart, and mind.”—Gary Shteyngart

Zagreb, summer of 1991. Ten-year-old Ana Juric is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia’s capital with her best friend, Luka, takes care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival.

Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York. She’s been hiding her past from her boyfriend, her friends, and most especially herself. Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, she returns alone to Croatia, where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those she’s lost. With generosity, intelligence, and sheer storytelling talent, Sara Nović’s first novel confronts the enduring impact of war, and the enduring bonds of country and friendship.

Автор: Sara Novic
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Goat Mountain

In the fall of 1978, on a 640-acre family ranch on Goat Mountain in Northern California, an eleven-year-old boy joins his grandfather, his father, and his father’s best friend on the family’s annual deer hunt.

Every fall they return to this dry, yellowed landscape dotted with oak, buck brush, and the occasional stand of pine trees. Goat Mountain is what this family owns and where they belong. It is where their history is kept, memories and stories that will be shared again by these men. And for the first time, the boy’s story will be added if he can find a buck. Itching to shoot, he is ready.

When the men arrive at the gate to their land, the father discovers a poacher and sights him through the scope of his gun. He offers his son a look-a simple act that will explode in tragedy, transforming these men and this family, forcing them to question themselves and everything they thought they knew.

In prose devastating and beautiful in its precision, David Vann creates a haunting and provocative novel that explores our most primal urges and beliefs, the bonds of blood and religion that define and secure us, and the consequences of our actions-what we owe for what we’ve done.

Автор: Vann David
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Gutenberg's Apprentice

An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany — a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.

Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corrupt, feud-plagued Mainz to meet “a most amazing man.”

Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary — and to some, blasphemous — method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press. Fust is financing Gutenberg’s workshop and he orders Peter, his adopted son, to become Gutenberg’s apprentice. Resentful at having to abandon a prestigious career as a scribe, Peter begins his education in the “darkest art.”

As his skill grows, so, too, does his admiration for Gutenberg and his dedication to their daring venture: copies of the Holy Bible. But mechanical difficulties and the crushing power of the Catholic Church threaten their work. As outside forces align against them, Peter finds himself torn between two father figures: the generous Fust, who saved him from poverty after his mother died; and the brilliant, mercurial Gutenberg, who inspires Peter to achieve his own mastery.

Caught between the genius and the merchant, the old ways and the new, Peter and the men he admires must work together to prevail against overwhelming obstacles — a battle that will change history. . and irrevocably transform them.

Автор: Christie Alix
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Gallatin Canyon

The stories of Gallatin Canyon are rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery skating at night on Lake Michigan; an Irish clan in Massachusetts gather around their dying matriarch; a battered survivor of the glory days of Key West washes up on other shores. Several of the stories unfold in Big Sky country: a father tries to buy his adult son’s way out of virginity; a convict turns cowhand on a ranch; a couple makes a fateful drive through a perilous gorge. McGuane's people are seekers, beguiled by the land's beauty and myth, compelled by the fantasy of what a locale can offer, forced to reconcile dream and truth.

Автор: McGuane Thomas
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George Crawley has finally got his life running along satisfyingly straight lines. Having made a success of his career and saved his faltering marriage, he is secure in the belief that he is master of his own destiny. Then comes the tragic blow — fate presents him with an apparently insoluble problem. Except that the word 'insoluble' just isn't part of the man's vocabulary. George will stop at nothing, nothing, to get his life back on the rails again.

Автор: Parks Tim
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Harper Roland has abandoned his job as a war correspondent, and returned home a weary, jaded 37-year-old. Uncertain of the future but determined to move forward with his life, he begins a search for enduring love-hoping he will also regain the ability to see the beauty of the world.

Along the way, he meets an intellectually gifted but emotionally absent doctor, a beautiful Parisian artist who burns too hot to the touch, and a human rights lawyer who has left New York in search of a more centered life.

The novel's sweeping tale encompasses four continents-where prior assumptions are constantly tested, and men who cling too passionately to certainty unleash destruction-and ultimately leads Harper back to the chaos he was trying to escape. The result is a startlingly fresh view of the contemporary world, in which place and history are mere starting points for the deeper journey into the geography of the human heart.

Calvin Baker is the author of the brilliantly-acclaimed novels Naming the New World, Once Two Heroes and Dominion, which was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award, a New York Magazine Critics’ Pick and New York Daily News Best Book of the Year. He has taught at Columbia University, in the Graduate School of the Arts, and at the University of Leipzig, Germany as Picador Professor of American Studies. He grew up in Chicago and currently lives in New York.

Автор: Baker Calvin
Good Offices

Tancredo, a young hunchback, observes and participates in the rites at the Catholic church where he lives under the care of Father Almida. Also in residence are the sexton Celeste Machado, his goddaughter Sabina Cruz, and three widows known collectively as the Lilias, who do the cooking and cleaning and provide charity meals for the local poor and needy. One Thursday, Father Almida and the sexton must rush off to meet the parish’s principal benefactor, Don Justiniano. It will be the first time in forty years Father Almida has not said mass. Eventually they find a replacement: Father Matamoros, a drunkard with a beautiful voice whose sung mass is spellbinding to all. The Lilias prepare a sumptuous meal for Father Matamoros, who persuades them to drink with him. Over the course of the long night the women and Tancredo lose their inhibitions and confess their sins and stories to this strange priest, and in the process re- veal lives crippled by hypocrisy.

Автор: Rosero Evelio

A century has now gone by, yet the Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 is still infamous as arguably the most ill conceived, badly led and pointless campaign of the entire First World War. The brainchild of Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, following Turkey’s entry into the war on the German side, its ultimate objective was to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in western Turkey, thus allowing the Allies to take control of the eastern Mediterranean and increase pressure on the Central Powers to drain manpower from the vital Western Front.

Автор: Moorehead Alan
Green Girl

Green Girl is The Bell Jar for today — an existential novel about Ruth, a young American in London, kin to Jean Seberg gamines and contemporary celebutantes. Ruth works a string of meaningless jobs: perfume spritzer at a department store she calls Horrids, clothes-folder, and a shopgirl at a sex shop. Ruth is looked at constantly — something she craves and abhors. She is followed by a mysterious narrator, the voice equally violent and maternal. Ruth and her toxic friend, Agnes, are obsessed with cosmetics and fashion and film, with boys, with themselves, and with each other. Green Girl is about that important and frightening and exhilarating period of being adrift and screwing up, a time when drunken hook-ups and infatuations, nervous breakdowns, and ecstatic epiphanies are the order of the day.

Автор: Zambreno Kate
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird #2)

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some 20 years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch – Scout – struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny, and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

Автор: Lee Harper
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Go Set a Watchman

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some 20 years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch — Scout — struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny, and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

Автор: Lee Harper
Серия: To Kill a Mockingbird
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A long overdue retelling of New Grub Street-George Gissing's classic satire of the Victorian literary marketplace-Grub chronicles the triumphs and humiliations of a group of young novelists living in and around New York City.

Eddie Renfros, on the brink of failure after his critically acclaimed first book, wants only to publish another novel and hang on to his beautiful wife, Amanda, who has her own literary ambitions and a bit of a roving eye. Among their circle are writers of every stripe-from the Machiavellian Jackson Miller to the `experimental writer' Henry who lives in squalor while seeking the perfect sentence. Amid an assortment of scheming agents, editors, and hangers-on, each writer must negotiate the often competing demands of success and integrity, all while grappling with inner demons and the stabs of professional and personal jealousy. The question that nags at them is this: What is it to write a novel in the twenty-first century?

Pointedly funny and compassionate, Grub reveals what the publishing industry does to writers-and what writers do to themselves for the sake of art and to each other in the pursuit of celebrity.

Автор: Blackwell Elise

A New York Times Notable Book.

In the unrelenting cold and bitter winter of upstate New York, Jack and his wife, Fanny, are trying to cope with the desperate sorrow they feel over the death of their young daughter. The loss forms a chasm in their relationship as Jack, a sardonic Vietnam vet, looks for a way to heal them both.

Then, in a nearby town, a fourteen-year-old girl disappears somewhere between her home and church. Though she is just one of the hundreds of children who vanish every year in America, Jack turns all his attention to this little girl. For finding what has become of this child could be Jack's salvation-if he can just get to her in time. .

Автор: Busch Frederick
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Gabriel's Gift

The protagonist of this novel is a 15-year-old North London schoolboy called Gabriel. He is forced to come to terms with a new life, and use his gift for painting in order to make sense of his world, once the equilibrium of the family has been shattered by his father's departure.

Автор: Kureishi Hanif
Girl With Curious Hair

Remarkable, hilarious and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent " (Jenifer Levin, New York Times Book Review).

Girl with Curious Hair is replete with David Foster Wallace's remarkable and unsettling reimaginations of reality. From the eerily "real," almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, where terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, and the familiar strange.

Автор: Wallace David Foster
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Gryphon: New and Selected Stories

Ever since the publication of The Harmony of the World in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America’s finest short-story writers. Each subsequent collection—Through the Safety Net, A Relative Stranger, and Believers—was further confirmation of his mastery: his gift for capturing the immediate moment, for revealing the unexpected in the ordinary, for showing how the smallest shock can pierce the heart of an intimacy. Gryphon brings together the best of Baxter’s previous collections with seven new stories, giving us the most complete portrait of his achievement.

Baxter once described himself as “a Midwestern writer in a postmodern age”: at home in a terrain best known for its blandness, one that does not give up its secrets easily, whose residents don’t always talk about what’s on their mind, and where something out of the quotidian — some stress, the appearance of a stranger, or a knock on the window — may be all that’s needed to force what lies underneath to the surface and to disclose a surprising impulse, frustration, or desire. Whether friends or strangers, the characters in Baxter’s stories share a desire — sometimes muted and sometimes fierce — to break through the fragile glass of convention. In the title story, a substitute teacher walks into a new classroom, draws an outsized tree on the blackboard on a whim, and rewards her students by reading their fortunes using a Tarot deck. In each of the stories we see the delicate tension between what we want to believe and what we need to believe.

By turns compassionate, gently humorous, and haunting, Gryphon proves William Maxwell’s assertion that “nobody can touch Charles Baxter in the field that he has carved out for himself.”

Автор: Baxter Charles
Gold Fame Citrus

In a parched southern California of the near future, Luz, once the poster child for the country’s conservation movement, and Ray, an army deserter turned surfer, are squatting in a starlet’s abandoned mansion. Most “Mojavs,” prevented by armed vigilantes from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to encampments in the east. Holdouts like Ray and Luz subsist on rationed cola and water, and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise.

For the moment, the couple’s fragile love, which somehow blooms in this arid place, seems enough. But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins. Heading east, they are waylaid in the desert by a charming and manipulative dowser — a diviner for water — and his cultlike followers, who have formed a colony in a mysterious sea of dunes.

Immensely moving, profoundly disquieting, and mind-blowingly original, Watkins’s novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own.

Автор: Watkins Claire Vaye
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Grief is the Thing with Feathers

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness.

In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow — antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This self-described sentimental bird is attracted to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and physical pain of loss gives way to memories, this little unit of three begin to heal.

In this extraordinary debut — part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's compassion and bravura style combine to dazzling effect. Full of unexpected humour and profound emotional truth, Grief is the Thing with Feathers marks the arrival of a thrilling new talent.

Автор: Porter Max
Go to work and do your job. Care for your children. Pay your bills. Obey the law. Buy products.

Meet Mike. Mike wants to be a responsible human, but he's buried in student loans and job prospects are bleak in the down economy. What he needs is a well-paying job that provides health care. This is what leads Mike to accepting a job at NEOTAP, a government-run prison.

But NEOTAP is unlike any other prison. NEOTAP is a place where the employees are treated no better than the prisoners. Where your personal conversations are monitored. Wait, do you feel that? That's not the ever-loving presence of God you feel. It's NEOTAP, watching you right now. Worst of all, employees and prisoners alike are disappearing from NEOTAP. People who show up for work one day might be gone the next, their existence erased from all NEOTAP records.

After becoming aware of the string of disappearances, Mike and Monica Whitten, a fellow NEOTAP employee, team up to discover the truth behind NEOTAP. But before Mike and Monica discover the violent uprising on the horizon, they will drink pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, they will watch movies on Netflix, they will form a meaningful relationship in hopes of one day achieving the five pillars of a happy life.

Repeat after me:

Go to work and do your job. Care for your children. Pay your bills. Obey the law. Buy products.

Автор: Cicero Noah

Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin.

A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population and the temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past slipping away from him, surprising even himself as he spouts quotes from the Torah or the Old Testament. Yet, as it turns out, the Mafia isn't quite done with him yet. Soon the new cemetery is being used as both a money and body-laundering scheme for the Chicago family. And that rogue FBI agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert.

Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power — a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it.

Автор: Goldberg Tod
Given World

Spanning over twenty-five years of a radically shifting cultural landscape, The Given World is a major debut novel about war’s effects on those left behind, by an author who is “strong, soulful, and deeply gifted” (Lorrie Moore, New York Times bestselling author of Birds of America).

In 1968, when Riley is thirteen, her brother Mick goes missing in Vietnam. Her family shattered, Riley finds refuge in isolation and drugs until she falls in love with a boy from the reservation, but he, too, is on his way to the war. Riley takes off as well, in search of Mick, or of a way to be in the world without him. She travels from Montana to San Francisco and from there to Vietnam. Among the scarred angels she meets along the way are Primo, a half-blind vet with a secret he can’t keep; Lu, a cab-driving addict with an artist’s eye; Phuong, a Saigon barmaid, Riley’s conscience and confidante; and Grace, a banjo-playing girl on a train, carrying her grandmother’s ashes in a tin box. All are part of a lost generation, coming of age too quickly as they struggle to reassemble lives disordered by pain and loss. At center stage is Riley, a masterpiece of vulnerability and tenacity, wondering if she’ll ever have the courage to return to her parents’ farm, to its ghosts and memories — resident in a place she has surrendered, surely, the right to call home.

Автор: Palaia Marian
Girl Through Glass

An enthralling literary debut that tells the story of a young girl’s coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet — a story of obsession and the quest for perfection, trust and betrayal, beauty and lost innocence.

In the roiling summer of 1977, eleven-year-old Mira is an aspiring ballerina in the romantic, highly competitive world of New York City ballet. Enduring the mess of her parent’s divorce, she finds escape in dance — the rigorous hours of practice, the exquisite beauty, the precision of movement, the obsessive perfectionism. Ballet offers her control, power, and the promise of glory. It also introduces her to forty-seven-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her mentor.

Over the course of three years, Mira is accepted into the prestigious School of American Ballet run by the legendary George Balanchine, and eventually becomes one of “Mr. B’s girls”—a dancer of rare talent chosen for greatness. As she ascends higher in the ballet world, her relationship with Maurice intensifies, touching dark places within herself and sparking unexpected desires that will upend both their lives.

In the present day, Kate, a professor of dance at a Midwestern college, embarks on a risky affair with a student that threatens to obliterate her career and capsizes the new life she has painstakingly created for her reinvented self. When she receives a letter from a man she’s long thought dead, Kate is hurled back into the dramas of a past she thought she had left behind.

Told in interweaving narratives that move between past and present, Girl Through Glass illuminates the costs of ambition, secrets, and the desire for beauty, and reveals how the sacrifices we make for an ideal can destroy — or save — us.

Автор: Wilson Sari
Good on Paper

Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greene’s life hasn’t quite turned out as planned. She’s a single mom living with her daughter and her gay friend, Ahmad. Her PhD on Dante’s Vita Nuova hasn’t gotten her a job, and her career as a translator hasn’t exactly taken off either.

But then she gets a call from a Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet who insists she’s the only one who can translate his newest book.

Stunned, Shira realizes that — just like that— her life can change. She sees a new beginning beckoning: academic glory, demand for her translations, and even love (her good luck has made her feel more open to the entreaties of a neighborhood indie bookstore owner).

There’s only one problem: It all hinges on the translation, and as Shira starts working on the exquisitely intricate passages of the poet’s book, she realizes that it may in fact be, well… impossible to translate.

A deft, funny, and big-hearted novel about second chances, Good on Paper is a grand novel of family, friendship, and possibility.

Автор: Cantor Rachel
Good People

“Lopez has the ability to give the reader whiplash with his unconventional and bewitching stories.” — Los Angeles Times

“Robert Lopez is the master of deadpan dread, of the elliptical koan, of the sudden turn of language that reveals life to be so wonderfully absurd. Always with Lopez, the voice is all his — enchanting, surprising, at times devastating.” —JESS WALTER, author of Beautiful Ruins

“Robert Lopez’s strange, incantatory, visionary stories reveal the mysteries behind the ordinary world. You lift your head from this book and it’s as if a third eye has been opened.” —DAN CHAON, author of Await Your Reply and Stay Awake

“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness,” claims Samuel Beckett. To this, we add: nothing is funnier than unhappiness with a heavy dose of amorality, as we learn from Robert Lopez’s unforgettable Good People. In these twenty stories, a motley cast of obsessive, self-deluded outsiders narrate their darker moments, which include kidnapping, voyeurism, and psychic masochism. As their struggles give way to the black humor of life’s unreason, the bleak merges with the oddly poetic, in a style as lean and resolute as Carver or Hemingway.

Treading the fine line between confession and self-justification, the absurd violence of threatened masculinity, and the perverse joy of neurosis, Lopez’s stories reveal the compulsive suffering at the precarious core of our universal humanity.

Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River, and the story collection Asunder. He lives in Brooklyn.

Автор: Lopez Robert
Ginny Gall

A sweeping, eerily resonant epic of race and violence in the Jim Crow South: a lyrical and emotionally devastating masterpiece from Charlie Smith, whom the New York Public Library has said “may be America’s most bewitching stylist alive”

Delvin Walker is just a boy when his mother flees their home in the Red Row section of Chattanooga, accused of killing a white man. Taken in by Cornelius Oliver, proprietor of the town’s leading Negro funeral home, he discovers the art of caring for the aggrieved, the promise of transcendence in the written word, and a rare peace in a hostile world. Yet tragedy visits them near-daily, and after a series of devastating events — a lynching, a church burning — Delvin fears being accused of murdering a local white boy and leaves town.

Haunted by his mother’s disappearance, Delvin rides the rails, meets fellow travelers, falls in love, and sees an America sliding into the Great Depression. But before his hopes for life and love can be realized, he and a group of other young men are falsely charged with the rape of two white women, and shackled to a system of enslavement masquerading as justice. As he is pushed deeper into the darkness of imprisonment, his resolve to escape burns only more brightly, until in a last spasm of flight, in a white heat of terror, he is called to choose his fate.

In language both intimate and lyrical, novelist and poet Charlie Smith conjures a fresh and complex portrait of the South of the 1920s and ’30s in all its brutal humanity — and the astonishing endurance of one battered young man, his consciousness “an accumulation of breached and disordered living. . hopes packed hard into sprung joints,” who lives past and through it all.

Автор: Smith Charlie

Gifts is a beguiling tale of a Somali family, its strong matriarch, Duniya, and its past wounds that refuse to heal. As the story unfolds, Somalia is ravaged by war, drought, disease, and famine, prompting industrialized nations to offer monetary aid — gifts to the so-called Third World. Farah weaves these threads together into a tapestry of dreams, memories, family lore, folktales, and journalistic accounts.

Автор: Farah Nuruddin
Серия: Blood in the Sun

Displaced from his home more than twenty years ago as Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia descended into war, Serbian author David Albahari found safety in Canada, where this novel was written. In Globetrotter, Albahari deals with the bewilderments of exile and lost identity, themes he has investigated in earlier works. But in this unsettling experimental book he also enters new arenas, where sexual identity and the nature of blame and guilt attract his scrutiny.

Narrated in a single uninterrupted paragraph, the novel takes place in the late 1990s at the Banff Art Centre in the Canadian Rockies. Three men — a painter from Saskatchewan and the narrator of the tale, a writer from Serbia, and a man whose traveling Croatian grandfather long ago jotted his name in a local museum’s guest book — become acquainted, then attached, then fatally entangled. On a climactic mountain hike that seethes with jealousy, desire, shame, and guilt, each man must engage in a final struggle. Albahari seizes his reader’s attention and never yields it in this remarkable, gripping tale.

Автор: Albahari David
Geronimo Rex

Geronimo Rex, Barry Hannah's brilliant first novel, which was nominated for the National Book Award, is full of the rare verve and flawless turns of phrase that have defined his status as an American master. Roiling with love and torment, lunacy and desire, hilarity and tenderness, Geronimo Rex is the bildungsroman of an unlikely hero. Reared in gloomy Dream of Pines, Louisiana, whose pines have long since yielded to paper mills, Harry Monroe is ready to take on the world. Inspired by the great Geronimo's heroic rampage through the Old West, Harry puts on knee boots and a scarf and voyages out into the swamp of adolescence in the South of the 1950s and '60s. Along the way he is attacked by an unruly peacock; discovers women, rock 'n' roll, and jazz; and stalks a pervert white supremacist who fancies himself the next Henry Miller.

Автор: Hannah Barry
Gone with the Mind

The blazingly inventive, fictional autobiography of Mark Leyner, one of America's "rare, true original voices." (Gary Shteyngart)

Dizzyingly brilliant and raucously funny, GONE WITH THE MIND is the story of Mark Leyner's life, told as only Mark Leyner can.

In this utterly unconventional, autobiographical novel, Mark Leyner gives a reading in the food court of a mall. Besides Mark's mother, who's driven him to the mall and introduces him before he begins, and a few employees of fast food chain Panda Express who ask a handful of questions, the reading is completely without audience. The action of GONE WITH THE MIND takes place exclusively at the food court, but the territory covered on these pages has no bounds.

Existential, self-aware, and very much concerned with the relationship between a complicated mother and an even more complicated son, Leyner's story-with its bold, experimental structure-is a moving work of genius.

Автор: Leyner Mark
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Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille

In critical opinion and popular polls, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Graveyard Clay is invariably ranked the most important prose work in modern Irish. This bold new translation of his radically original Cré na Cille is the shared project of two fluent speakers of the Irish of Ó Cadhain’s native region, Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. They have achieved a lofty goal: to convey Ó Cadhain’s meaning accurately and to meet his towering literary standards.

Graveyard Clay is a novel of black humor, reminiscent of the work of Synge and Beckett. The story unfolds entirely in dialogue as the newly dead arrive in the graveyard, bringing news of recent local happenings to those already confined in their coffins. Avalanches of gossip, backbiting, flirting, feuds, and scandal-mongering ensue, while the absurdity of human nature becomes ever clearer. This edition of Ó Cadhain’s masterpiece is enriched with footnotes, bibliography, publication and reception history, and other materials that invite further study and deeper enjoyment of his most engaging and challenging work.

Автор: Ó Cadhain áirtín
Girl Imagined by Chance

Girl Imagined by Chance is a critifictional novel about a couple who find themselves having created a make-believe daughter (and soon a make-believe life to accompany her) in order to appease their friends, family, and the culture of reproduction. Structured around twelve photographs from a single roll of film, the book explores the nature of photography and the questions that nature raises about the notions of the simulated and the real, the media-ization of consciouness, originality, self construction, and the way we all continually fashion our faces into masks for the next shot. At its heart, Girl Imagined by Chance investigates the mystery of self-knowledge. The prevailing metaphor and structural device of photograpy examines the way images, in their magical ability to mimic memory, ultimately mock and eradicate it. The seemigly stable and fixed individual past turns out to be as protean and unknowable as the future. The body becomes strangely dispensable, perpetually adrift in a cybernetic world of hyperlinks and interfaces.

Автор: Olsen Lance
Great Circle

A profound examination of the mysteries of memory and perception from one of the twentieth century’s most admired literary artists.

The train races from New York to Boston. For Andrew Cather, it is much too fast. He will return home three days early, and he is both terrified and intrigued by what he may find there. He pictures himself unlocking the door to his quiet Cambridge house, padding silently through its darkened halls, and finally discovering the thing he both fears and yearns to see: his wife in the arms of another man. Cather knows that what he finds in Cambridge may destroy his life, yet finally set him free.

A masterful portrait of an average man at the edge of a shocking precipice, Great Circle is a triumph of psychological realism. One of Sigmund Freud’s favorite novels, it is a probing exploration of the secrets of consciousness.

Автор: Aiken Conrad
George Passant

In the first of the Strangers and Brothers series Lewis Eliot tells the story of George Passant, a Midland solicitor's managing clerk and idealist who tries to bring freedom to a group of people in the years 1925 to 1933.

Автор: Snow Charles Percy
Серия: Strangers & Brothers
Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret





By the beaches of Luanda, the Soviets are building a grand mausoleum in honour of the Comrade President. Granmas are whispering: houses, they say, will be dexploded, and everyone will have to leave. With the help of his friends Charlita and Pi (whom everyone calls 3.14), and with assistance from Dr. Rafael KnockKnock, the Comrade Gas Jockey, the amorous Gudafterov, crazy Sea Foam, and a ghost, our young hero must decide exactly how much trouble he’s willing to face to keep his Granma safe in Bishop’s Beach.

Energetic and colourful, impish and playful, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret is a charming coming-of-age story from the next rising star in African literature.

Автор: Ondjaki

A fast-paced novel told heavily through dialogue, Garbage examines just how far one is willing to go to live under his own terms.

Автор: Dixon Stephen
Gehen, ging, gegangen

Entdeckungsreise zu einer Welt, die zum Schweigen verurteilt, aber mitten unter uns ist

Wie erträgt man das Vergehen der Zeit, wenn man zur Untätigkeit gezwungen ist? Wie geht man um mit dem Verlust derer, die man geliebt hat? Wer trägt das Erbe weiter? Richard, emeritierter Professor, kommt durch die zufällige Begegnung mit den Asylsuchenden auf dem Oranienplatz auf die Idee, die Antworten auf seine Fragen dort zu suchen, wo sonst niemand sie sucht: bei jenen jungen Flüchtlingen aus Afrika, die in Berlin gestrandet und seit Jahren zum Warten verurteilt sind. Und plötzlich schaut diese Welt ihn an, den Bewohner des alten Europas, und weiß womöglich besser als er selbst, wer er eigentlich ist.

Jenny Erpenbeck erzählt auf ihre unnachahmliche Weise eine Geschichte vom Wegsehen und Hinsehen, von Tod und Krieg, vom ewigen Warten und von all dem, was unter der Oberfläche verborgen liegt.

Автор: Erpenbeck Jenny
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God's Mountain

This is a story told by a boy in his thirteenth year, recorded in his secret diary. His life is about to change; his world, about to open.

He lives in Montedidio — God’s Mountain — a cluster of alleys in the heart of Naples. He brings a paycheck home every Saturday from Mast’Errico’s carpentry workshop where he sweeps the floor. He is on his way to becoming a man — his boy’s voice is abandoning him. His wooden boomerang is neither toy nor tool, but something in between. Then there is Maria, the thirteen-year-old girl who lives above him and, like so many girls, is wiser than he. She carries the burden of a secret life herself. She’ll speak to him for the first time this summer. There is also his friendship with a cobbler named Rafaniello, a Jewish refugee who has escaped the horrors of the Holocaust, who has no idea how long he’s been on this earth, and who is said to sprout wings for a blessed few.

It is 1963, a young man’s summer of discovery. A time for a boy with innocent hands and a pure heart to look beyond the ordinary in everyday things to see the far-reaching landscape, and all of its possibilities, from a rooftop terrace on God’s Mountain.

Автор: De Luca Erri
God Loves Haiti

A native of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger makes his remarkable debut with this story of romance, politics, and religion that traces the fates of three lovers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the challenges they face readjusting to life after an earthquake devastates their city.

Reflecting the chaos of disaster and its aftermath, God Loves Haiti switches between time periods and locations, yet always moves closer to solving the driving mystery at its center: Will the artist Natasha Robert reunite with her one true love, the injured Alain Destiné, and live happily ever after? Warm and constantly surprising, told in the incandescent style of José Saramago and Roberto Bolaño, and reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez’s hauntingly beautiful Love in The Time of Cholera, God Loves Haiti is an homage to a lost time and city, and the people who embody it.

Автор: Leger Dimitry Elias
Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire tells the story of Hannah and Lacey and their obsessive teenage female friendship so passionately violent it bloodies the very sunset its protagonists insist on riding into, together, at any cost. Opening with a suicide whose aftermath brings good girl Hannah together with the town's bad girl, Lacey, the two bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live; unconcerned by the mounting discomfort that their lust for chaos and rebellion causes the inhabitants of their parochial small town, they think they are invulnerable.

But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it's a secret that will change everything…

Автор: Wasserman Robin

All the heroes of this collection—Ulysses and his minions trapped in the Trojan horse; the man who cannot escape his house; Gregor the cockroach, who wakes one day to discover he has become a human teenager—are faced with a world that is always changing, where time and space move in circles, where language has become meaningless.

Автор: ó Quim
Green Glowing Skull

After fleeing his dying parents and the drudgery of work in Dublin for the Manhattan of his imagination — a place of romance and opulence, dark old concert halls and mellow front parlours quieted by the hiss of the phonograph cylinder — Rickard Velily hopes to be reborn as an Irish tenor, and to one day be reunited with the love of his life.

At the very peculiar Cha Bum Kun Club, a masonic-style refuge for immigrants who can’t quite cut it in New York City, he meets Denny Kennedy-Logan and Clive Sullis, and a plan is enacted: to revive the art songs and ballads of another time for a hip young city in thrall to technology and money.

But that is without reckoning on meddlesome sprites, the phantoms of the past — and more malign forces who plot to subjugate the human race.

Gavin Corbett's new novel Green Glowing Skull is a half-crazed brain-shunt of a trip around the dream world, the spirit world, the cyber world and a woozily recognisable real world. A darkly comic tale of mythologies, machines and the metaphysical swirl, it’s a decent third effort from Corbett that, with a fair wind and a bit of mercy shown towards it, and all other things being equal, will pick up some good reviews and find some kindly readers. Sure, all you can do is hope.

Автор: Corbett Gavin
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Golden Delicious

An adventurous literary ride that takes you to the heart of family, love, and memory.

Welcome to Appleseed, Massachusetts, where stories grow in soil, sentences are kept as pets, and pianos change your point of view. Golden Delicious chronicles one family's arrival in the small town and the narrator's rich, vivid childhood — driving to the local flea market with his father and sister, causing trouble at school, pedaling through the neighborhood on his Bicycle Built for Two. When a curious infestation causes a blight in the soil, though, the local economy sours and the narrator's family is torn apart. His mother joins a flying militia known as The Mothers; his father takes an all-consuming job; his sister runs away for a better life elsewhere. Who will save Appleseed? Will it be the Memory of Johnny Appleseed? The Mothers? The narrator himself?

Heartbreaking, funny, and wildly-imaginative, Golden Delicious is a tour-de-force unlike anything you've ever read before. Fans of Karen Russell and Italo Calvino will love Christopher Boucher's new novel, a follow-up to his acclaimed 2011 debut How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive. You'll root for the narrator and his pet sentence, laugh at their absurd predicaments, and cheer for the family at the core of this drama that, despite every obstacle, fights to stay together.

Автор: Boucher Christopher
Georgs Sorggen um die Vergangenheit

Georg wächst in einer der schönsten Wohngegenden Prags in einem summenden Frauenhaushalt auf. Leider zur Zeit des politischen Terrors, der überirdischen Atomtest und später des brutal unterdrückten Reformversuchs von '68. Umstellt von seinen vielen Tanten mit Kriegstraumata, dem tyrannischen Onkel ONKEL und der überstrahlend-schönen Mutter hält er an seiner Überzeugung fest, unter der Schirmherrschaft eines gewissen Heiligen eine helle Zukunft zu finden — trotz der totalitären Verhältnisse, der zerfallenden Prager Bausubstanz und der familiären Zwänge.

Автор: Faktor Jan

Alle sieben Jahre steht Bergenstadt Kopf: Beim traditionellen» Grenzgang «werden die Grenzen der Gemeinde bekräftigt — und alle anderen in Frage gestellt. Auch für Kerstin und Thomas, die in der kleinstädtischen Provinz hängen geblieben sind, nachdem sich ihre Lebensträume zerschlagen haben: Sie reibt sich auf zwischen pubertierendem Sohn und demenzkranker Mutter, er ist nur deshalb Lehrer, weil die Unikarriere eine Sackgasse war. Aber beide geben sie ihre Suche nach dem Glück nicht auf.

Автор: Thome Stephan
Goat Days

Najeeb’s dearest wish is to work in the Gulf and earn enough money to send back home. He achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents, grim and absurd, into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of the lush, verdant landscape of his village and of his loving family haunt Najeeb whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison.

Goat Days was published to acclaim in Malayalam and became a bestseller. One of the brilliant new talents of Malayalam literature, Benyamin’s wry and tender telling transforms this strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb’s life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation.

Автор: Benyamin

For a runaway slave in the 1840s south, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That’s what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she must leave behind her beloved Momma and sister Hazel and take refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia. There, amidst a revolving door of gamblers, prostitutes, and drunks, Naomi falls into a star-crossed love affair with a smooth-talking white man named Jeremy who frequents the brothel’s dice tables all too often.

The product of Naomi and Jeremy’s union is Josey, whose white skin and blonde hair mark her as different from the other slave children on the plantation. Having been taken in as an infant by a free slave named Charles, Josey has never known her mother, who was murdered at her birth. Josey soon becomes caught in the tide of history when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaches the declining estate and a day of supposed freedom quickly turns into a day of unfathomable violence that will define Josey — and her lost mother — for years to come.

Deftly weaving together the stories of Josey and Naomi — who narrates the entire novel unable to leave her daughter alone in the land of the living—Grace is a sweeping, intergenerational saga featuring a group of outcast women during one of the most compelling eras in American history. It is a universal story of freedom, love, and motherhood, told in a dazzling and original voice set against a rich and transporting historical backdrop.

Автор: Deon Natashia
Goodnight, Beautiful Women

"This is an extraordinary book of stories. Many of the characters are anchored to coastal Maine, but a particular quality of wildness animates nearly all of them. The stories are energetic, often mysterious, and beautifully written, and they will stay in your memory long after you finish the book." — Charles Baxter

Moving along the Maine Coast and beyond, the interconnected stories in Goodnight, Beautiful Women bring us into the sultry, mysterious inner lives of New England women and girls as they navigate the dangers and struggles of their outer worlds. With novelistic breadth and a quicksilver emotional intelligence, Noyes explores the ruptures and vicissitudes of growing up and growing old, and shines a light on our most uncomfortable impulses while masterfully charting the depths of our murky desires.

A woman watches her husband throw one by one their earthly possessions into the local quarry, before vanishing himself; two girls from very different social classes find themselves deep in the throes of a punishing affair; a motherless teenager is sexually awakened in the aftermath of a local trauma; and a woman’s guilt from a childhood lie about her intellectually disabled cousin reverberates into her married years.

Dark and brilliant, rhythmic and lucid, Goodnight, Beautiful Women marks the arrival of a fearless and unique new young voice in American fiction.

Автор: Noyes Anna
Götz and Meyer

Believing they were being taken to a better camp, Belgrade's Jews would climb into the truck with a sense of relief. Mainly women, children and the elderly, they expected a long and uncomfortable trip but, after crossing the border, their journey would come to an abrupt end. Here the drivers would get out and attach a hose from the exhaust to the back of the truck-Over the course of a few months in 1942 the Nazis systematically exterminated the majority of Serbia's Jews using carbon monoxide and specially designed trucks. The only information the narrator of this bleakly comic novel can find about the summer when his relatives disappeared is the names of the truck drivers: Götz and Meyer. During his research he becomes fascinated by the unknowable characters and daily lives of these men. But his imagination proves a dangerous force, and his obsession with the past threatens to overwhelm him.

Автор: Albahari David

It was one of the most bizarre episodes in the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland: the construction, during the war's most savage phase, of a factory in West Belfast to make a luxury sports car with gull-wing doors. Huge subsidies were provided by the British government. The first car rolled off the line during the appalling hunger strikes of 1981.

The prime mover and central character of this intelligent, witty and moving novel was John DeLorean, brilliant engineer, charismatic entrepreneur and world-class conman. He comes to energetic, seductive life through the eyes of his fixer in Belfast, a traumatised Vietnam veteran, and of a woman who takes a job in the factory against the wishes of her husband. Each of them has secrets and desires they dare not share with anyone they know.

A great American hustler brought to vivid life in the most unlikely setting imaginable.

Автор: Patterson Glenn

A major new novel about sex and the citizen by the award-winning author of Being Dead.

The timid life of actor Felix Dern is uncorrupted by Hollywood, where his success has not yet been shackled with any intrusive fame. But in the theaters and the restaurants of his own city, "Lix" is celebrated and admired for his looks, for his voice, and for his unblemished private life. He has succeeded in courting popularity everywhere, this handsome hero of the left, this charming darling of the right, this ever-twisting weather vane.

A perfect life? No, he is blighted. He has been blighted since his teens, for every woman he sleeps with bears his child. So now it is Mouetta's turn. Their baby's due in May. Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Another child? To be so fertile is a curse…

In" Genesis," Jim Crace, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and the Whitbread Novel of the Year, charts the sexual history of a loving, baffled man, the sexual emancipation of a city, and the sexual ambiguities of humankind.

Автор: Crace Jim
Gargling With Tar

Czechoslovakia, 1968. The Soviet troops have just invaded and, for the young orphan Ilya, life is suddenly turned on its head. At first there is relief that the mean-spirited nuns who run his orphanage have been driven out by the Red Army, but as the children are left to fend for themselves, order and routine quickly give way to brutality and chaos, and Ilya finds himself drawn into the violence. When the troops return, the orphans are given military training and, with his first-hand knowledge of the local terrain, Ilya becomes guide to a Soviet tank battalion, leading him ever deeper into a macabre world of random cruelty, moral compromise and lasting shame.

Автор: Topol Jachim
God's Dog

Set in a not-too-distant future, and moving between Rome and Amsterdam, God's Dog is a detective novel unlike any you have read before.

It is the eve of Pope Benedict XVIII's canonisation and Domingo Salazar, a Haitian orphan and now a Vatican secret agent, is hellbent on defeating the Angels of Death, pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia dissidents who are undermining the Pope's authority.

But as Salazar closes in on the cell he finds his life turned upside down. Suddenly it is Salazar and his closest friend Guntur who are under suspicion of sabotaging the administration. Their concept for a globalised religion called Bible-Koranism has upset the Church and they are in grave danger, as is Guntur's infamous Swahili-speaking chimpanzee Django.

God's Dog is a spoof on the absurdities of institutionalised religion that will delight aficionados of thrillers and detective novels as well as fans of Diego Marani

Автор: Marani Diego
Автор: Abbott G F
Автор: Abbott Jacob SC
Автор: Abbott Jacob SC
Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story

The ‘bonkers’ book that ‘it is impossible not to be moved by’ DAILY MAIL

A joyful and hilarious tale of some very spirited septuagenarians as they overcome innumerable obstacles to save their beloved mutt from a heartless exterminator in a land where bureaucracy reigns above all else.

Perhaps you’re not a member of the Azov House of Culture Elderly Club?

Perhaps you missed the talk on the Cabbage Root Fly last week?

Galina Petrovna hasn’t missed one since she joined the Club, when she officially became old. But she would much rather be at home with her three-legged dog Boroda. Boroda isn’t ‘hers’ exactly, they belong to each other really, and that’s why she doesn’t wear a collar.

And that’s how Mitya the Exterminator got her.

And that’s why Vasily Semyonovich was arrested.

And Galina had to call on Zoya who had to call on Grigory Mikhailovich.

And go to Moscow.

Filled to the brim with pickle, misadventure and tears, Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story will leave you smiling at every page.


Автор: Bennett Andrea
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Meet Guy, a successful talent agent who dates models, pop stars and women he meets on the beach. He compulsively rates women’s looks on a scale from one to ten. He’s a little bit racist, in denial about his homophobia and enjoys making fun of people’s weight. His only real friend, besides his dog, recently joined a pickup artist group in order to be more like Guy.

Completely oblivious to his own lack of empathy, Guy’s greatest talent is hiding his flaws… until he meets someone who challenges him like never been before. Darkly funny, Guy is a brilliant study of toxic masculinity, exposing the narcissistic thoughts of the misogynist next door.

Автор: Bydlowska Jowita

Ian McEwan’s Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth in this extraordinary debut.

A novel set between the past and present with magical realist elements. Goblin is an outcast girl growing up in London during World War 2. After witnessing a shocking event she increasingly takes refuge in a self-constructed but magical imaginary world. Having been rejected by her mother, she leads a feral life amidst the craters of London’s Blitz, and takes comfort in her family of animals, abandoned pets she’s rescued from London’s streets.

In 2011, a chance meeting and an unwanted phone call compels an elderly Goblin to return to London amidst the riots and face the ghosts of her past. Will she discover the truth buried deep in her fractured memory or retreat to the safety of near madness? In Goblin, debut novelist Dundas has constructed an utterly beguiling historical tale with an unforgettable female protagonist at its centre.

Автор: Dundas Ever
Ghost Sniper

June 6, 1944. On the dawn of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, two snipers find themselves fighting a battle all their own. One is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains in the American South, while the other is the dreaded German “Ghost Sniper” who earned his nickname on the Eastern Front. Locked in a deadly duel across the hedgerow country of France, the hunter matches wits and tactics against the marksman, both of them one bullet away from victory—or defeat—as Allied forces struggle to gain a foothold in Europe.

Автор: Healey David
Серия: Caje Cole
Ghost Sniper

June 6, 1944. On the dawn of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, two snipers find themselves fighting a battle all their own. One is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains in the American South, while the other is the dreaded German “Ghost Sniper” who earned his nickname on the Eastern Front. Locked in a deadly duel across the hedgerow country of France, the hunter matches wits and tactics against the marksman, both of them one bullet away from victory—or defeat—as Allied forces struggle to gain a foothold in Europe.

Автор: Healey David
Серия: Caje Cole
Автор: band Guignols
Автор: Ayme Marcel
Generation «П»

Ставший культовым в молодежной среде, роман «Generation „П“» посвящен явлению, проникшему во все поры нашей повседневной жизни, - рекламе. Многие склонны брезгливо отмахиваться от нее как от назойливой мухи, считая чем-то несерьезным. Но разве рекламные слоганы не вошли плотно в нашу речь? Разве «рваная стилистика» рекламных клипов не влияет на наше сознание?

Герой романа Вавилен Татарский полагает, что ему известна подлинная цена рекламы - ведь именно он ее создает. Но ему и в страшном сне не может привидеться истинная сила джинна, выпущенного им из бутылки.

Green Card

«Green Card» – воістину чоловічий роман, книга про протистояння долі, становлення характеру, подолання жорстких обставин і неабияких випробувань. Читача чекає яскраво й динамічно написана історія перетворення юного лузера на суворого і досвідченого воїна-спецпризначенця, а поштовхом до цього стає випадково виграна у лотерею картка, що надає право на проживання в Сполучених Штатах.


Новинки! Свежие поступления книг жанра «Проза»

  •  Все романы в одном томе
     Оруэлл Джордж
     Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Проза, Проза

    В этот сборник включены ВСЕ романы Оруэлла.

    «Дни в Бирме» – жесткое и насмешливое произведение о «белых колонизаторах» Востока, единых в чувстве превосходства над аборигенами, но разобщенных внутренне, измученных снобизмом и мелкими распрями. «Дочь священника» – увлекательная история о том, как простая случайность может изменить жизнь до неузнаваемости, превращая глубоко искреннюю Веру в простую привычку. «Да здравствует фикус!» и «Глотнуть воздуха» – очень разные, но равно остроумные романы, обыгрывающие тему столкновения яркой личности и убого-мещанских представлений о счастье. И, конечно же, непревзойденные «1984» и «Скотный двор».

  •  В тени королевы
     Фримантл Элизабет
     Проза, Историческая проза, Современная проза, Любовные романы, Исторические любовные романы

    Долгожданное продолжение королевского цикла!

    Идеально для любителей романов Хилари Мантел и Филиппы Грегори. Понравится всем, кому по душе «Тюдоры», «Игра престолов», «Корона».

    «В тени королевы» – вторая книга цикла Элизабет Фримантл о выдающихся женщинах английской истории. Она повествует о жизни сестер Грей, о чьих судьбах до сих пор спорят многие исследователи. Но в одном мнении они сходятся: то, что скрыто в тени, может быть ярче солнца.

    Джейн Грей, старшая сестра, прозванная в народе «девятидневной королевой», взошла на престол в дни смуты. Почти сразу она была свергнута Марией Тюдор и казнена как изменница. После смерти Джейн ее младшие сестры, Кэтрин и Мэри, оказались в тяжелом положении. Их упорно подозревали в интригах и посягательствах на трон, следили за каждым их шагом.

    И пускай сестры жили в золотой клетке, ни строгие запреты, ни смертельная опасность не помешали Кэтрин тайно выйти замуж, а Мэри встретить того, кто по-настоящему ее полюбил.

    «Юные девушки, мечтающие о большой любви, семье, детях и тихой жизни вдали от королевского двора, вынуждены жить среди интриг, в постоянном страхе, лжи и притворстве. Подкупающий исторической достоверностью роман Фримантл заставляет сердце сжиматься от сочувствия к печальным судьбам сестер казненной королевы Джейн Грей». – Александра Маринина, писательница

    «Если вам кажется, что знатным английским дамам XVI века жилось легко и красиво, вы заблуждаетесь». – Юлия Ионина, редактор Wday.ru

  •  В тени королевы
     Фримантл Элизабет
     Проза, Историческая проза, Современная проза, Любовные романы, Исторические любовные романы

    Долгожданное продолжение королевского цикла!

    Идеально для любителей романов Хилари Мантел и Филиппы Грегори. Понравится всем, кому по душе «Тюдоры», «Игра престолов», «Корона».

    «В тени королевы» – вторая книга цикла Элизабет Фримантл о выдающихся женщинах английской истории. Она повествует о жизни сестер Грей, о чьих судьбах до сих пор спорят многие исследователи. Но в одном мнении они сходятся: то, что скрыто в тени, может быть ярче солнца.

    Джейн Грей, старшая сестра, прозванная в народе «девятидневной королевой», взошла на престол в дни смуты. Почти сразу она была свергнута Марией Тюдор и казнена как изменница. После смерти Джейн ее младшие сестры, Кэтрин и Мэри, оказались в тяжелом положении. Их упорно подозревали в интригах и посягательствах на трон, следили за каждым их шагом.

    И пускай сестры жили в золотой клетке, ни строгие запреты, ни смертельная опасность не помешали Кэтрин тайно выйти замуж, а Мэри встретить того, кто по-настоящему ее полюбил.

    «Юные девушки, мечтающие о большой любви, семье, детях и тихой жизни вдали от королевского двора, вынуждены жить среди интриг, в постоянном страхе, лжи и притворстве. Подкупающий исторической достоверностью роман Фримантл заставляет сердце сжиматься от сочувствия к печальным судьбам сестер казненной королевы Джейн Грей». – Александра Маринина, писательница

    «Если вам кажется, что знатным английским дамам XVI века жилось легко и красиво, вы заблуждаетесь». – Юлия Ионина, редактор Wday.ru

  •  Пропавшая сестра
     Марр Эль
     Детективы и Триллеры, Криминальный детектив, Проза, Современная проза

    Сестры-близнецы Шейна и Анжела в детстве были неразлучны. Но Анжела уезжает из Калифорнии, чтобы учиться в Сорбонне, родители трагически погибают, и сестры настолько отдаляются друг от друга, что даже не переписываются. После долгого молчания Шейна получает известие о смерти Анжелы и отправляется в Париж за телом сестры, но обнаруживает в ее квартире зашифрованную записку, где говорится, что та жива. Тогда чье тело лежит в морге? Шейна понимает, что доверять никому нельзя. Напуганная, но полная решимости докопаться до истины, она начинает самостоятельное расследование. Чем глубже Шейна вникает в детали парижской жизни Анжелы, тем более запутанной и опасной становится история пропавшей сестры.

  •  Старик и море. Острова в океане
     Хемингуэй Эрнест Миллер
     Проза, Классическая проза, Приключения, Морские приключения

    В книгу выдающегося американского писателя вошли повесть «Старик и море» (1952), за которую Хемингуэй был удостоен Нобелевской премии, и роман «Острова в океане», дошедший до читателя уже после смерти автора. Простые истины положены в основу обоих произведений: человек должен трудиться и исполнять свой долг, должен бороться против зла, даже если зло сильнее.

    «Человека можно уничтожить, но его нельзя победить» — вот лейтмотив всей книги, события в которой развиваются на фоне удивительной по красоте природы южных морей и островов.


    — Э. Хемингуэй «Старик и море» (повесть, пер. Е. Голышевой, Б. Изакова), стр. 5-72;

    — Э. Хемингуэй «Острова в океане» (роман, пер. Н. Волжиной, Е. Калашниковой), стр. 73-488. 

  •  Один в Берлине (Каждый умирает в одиночку)
     Фаллада Ганс
     Проза, Современная проза, ,

    Ханс Фаллада (псевдоним Рудольфа Дитцена, 1893–1947) входит в когорту европейских классиков ХХ века. Его романы представляют собой точный диагноз состояния немецкого общества на разных исторических этапах.

    …1940-й год. Германские войска триумфально входят в Париж. Простые немцы ликуют в унисон с верхушкой Рейха, предвкушая скорый разгром Англии и установление германского мирового господства. В такой атмосфере бросить вызов режиму может или герой, или безумец. Или тот, кому нечего терять. Получив похоронку на единственного сына, столяр Отто Квангель объявляет нацизму войну. Вместе с женой Анной они пишут и распространяют открытки с призывами сопротивляться. Но соотечественники не прислушиваются к голосу правды — липкий страх парализует их волю и разлагает души.

    Историю Квангелей Фаллада не выдумал: открытки сохранились в архивах гестапо. Книга была написана по горячим следам, в 1947 году, и увидела свет уже после смерти автора. Несмотря на то, что текст подвергся существенной цензурной правке, роман имел оглушительный успех: он был переведен на множество языков, лег в основу четырех экранизаций и большого числа театральных постановок в разных странах. Более чем полвека спустя вышло второе издание романа — очищенное от конъюнктурной правки. «Один в Берлине» — новый перевод этой полной, восстановленной авторской версии.

Новинки месяца жанра «Проза»

  •  Кто хочет процветать
     Веснина Тиана
     Проза, Современная проза

    «Так что же нужно делать, чтобы и богатым быть, и живым?» — сейчас многие задают себе этот вопрос, пытаясь совместить несовместимое.

    Богатство порождает зависть и желание присвоить его себе. Преступник строит планы, приводит их в исполнение. Однако «подлинно есть фатум на свете» — и то, что готовишь себе, может достаться другому.

  •  Внутренний голос
     Токарева Виктория Самойловна
     Проза, Современная проза

    «Существуют русские сказки, где герой, какой-нибудь Иван-дурак, останавливается на перекрестке трех дорог. Одна – вправо, другая – влево, третья – прямо.

    Если вправо пойдешь, смерть найдешь, если влево – любовь встретишь, а если прямо – царство с сундуками, полными золота. Плюс золотой унитаз.

    Что выбрать: смерть, любовь или богатство?»

    Виктория Токарева

  •  Тропою испытаний. Смерть меня подождет
     Федосеев Григорий Анисимович
     Проза, Современная проза

    Григорий Анисимович Федосеев (1899–1968) писал о дальневосточных краях, прилегающих к Охотскому морю, с полным знанием дела: он сам много лет работал там в геодезических экспедициях, постепенно заполнявших белые пятна на карте Советского Союза. Среди опасностей и испытаний, которыми богата судьба путешественника-исследователя, особенно ярко проявляются характеры людей. В тайге или заболоченной тундре нельзя работать и жить вполсилы — суровая природа не прощает ошибок и слабостей. Одним из наиболее обаятельных персонажей Федосеева стал Улукиткан («бельчонок» в переводе с эвенкийского) — Семен Григорьевич Трифонов. Старик не раз сопровождал геодезистов в качестве проводника, учил понимать и чувствовать природу, ведь «мать дает жизнь, годы — мудрость». Писатель на страницах своих книг щедро делится этой вековой, выстраданной мудростью северян. В книгу вошли самые известные произведения писателя: «Тропою испытаний», «Смерть меня подождет», «Злой дух Ямбуя» и «Последний костер».

  •  На краю света
     Перегудов Виктор
     Детективы и Триллеры, Боевик, Любовные романы, Остросюжетные любовные романы, Проза, О войне

    Это небольшая история о человеке, что попал в самую гущу событий. Капитан Пирс проходит через пустыню, полную опасности и неопределенности, но только воля и холодная хватка помогут ему на пути. Он ищет свое предназначение в мире, где нет места чувствам и эмоциям, но даже там, он умудряется грезить о любви. В нем два человека, один — убивает, а другой — любит. И кто же сможет взять вверх над его началом?

  •  Том 9. Братья Карамазовы I-III
     Достоевский Фёдор Михайлович
     Проза, Русская классическая проза

    В девятом томе Собрания сочинений печатаются части I–III последнего романа Достоевского «Братья Карамазовы» (1879–1880), впервые опубликованного в журнале «Русский вестник» с подписью: «Ф. Достоевский». Отдельным изданием роман вышел в двух томах в Петербурге в декабре 1880 г. (на титульном листе обе книги помечены 1881 годом).

    Окончание романа (часть IV. Эпилог) будет напечатано в томе десятом.

  •  Время смерти
     Магнум Кантери
     Проза, Контркультура, О войне

    Что такое война для простых людей? Как в ней живут люди, которые не участвуют в боевых действиях? Неужели то, что нам показывают фильмы правда? Узнайте, что такое война не по методичке государственного кино, в рассказе "Время смерти".

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