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East, West: Stories (Vintage... - Salman Rushdie
 

East, West: Stories (Vintage...Salman Rushdie

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this book renews Rushdie’s stature… more

East, West: Stories (Vintage International)
Salman Rushdie
Vintage , English
Corker's Freedom (Vintage In... - John Berger
 

Corker's Freedom (Vintage In...John Berger

First published thirty years ago, John Berger’s tender and bittersweet novel is a book of dreams: dreams of freedom and romance, dreams that intoxicate and redeem, dreams that have the power to exalt their dreamers or dash them against hard… more

Corker’s Freedom (Vintage International)
John Berger
Vintage , English
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
 

Life of PiYann Martel

WINNER OF THE 2002 BOOKER PRIZE After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-ut… more

Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Canongate Pub Ltd , English
Pig Earth (Vintage International) - John Berger
 

Pig Earth (Vintage International)John Berger

With this haunting first volume of his Into Their Labours trilogy, John Berger begins his chronicle of the eclipse of peasant cultures in the twentieth century. Set in a small village in the French Alps, Pig Earth relates the stories of ske… more

Pig Earth (Vintage International)
John Berger
Vintage , English
Art and Activism in Arundhar... - Shibu Simon
 

Art and Activism in Arundhar...Shibu Simon

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Roy ventured into the realm of art with her debut novel The God of Small Things. She brought laurels to the country by winning the coveted Booker Prize in 1997 when India celebrated her 50th anniversary of Independence. Roy is the first non… more

Art and Activism in Arundhari Roy:A Critical Study based on Spivak’s Theory of Subalternity
Shibu Simon
English
Derby Day: A Novel - D. J. Taylor
 

Derby Day: A NovelD. J. Taylor

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Nominated for the Man Booker Prize, an exquisite tale of romance and rivalry, gambling and greed, from one of England’s finest writers As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all England is heading for Epsom Down—high life and low life… more

Derby Day: A Novel
D. J. Taylor
Pegasus Books , English
Once in Europa (Vintage Inte... - John Berger
 

Once in Europa (Vintage Inte...John Berger

A luminous collection of interwoven stories, Once in Europa is a portrait of two worlds−a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it−at their moment of collision. Th… more

Once in Europa (Vintage International)
John Berger
Vintage , English
The People's Act of Love - James Meek
 

The People's Act of LoveJames Meek

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2005. 1919, Siberia. Deep in the unforgiving landscape a town lies under military rule, awaiting the remorseless assault of the Bolsheviks along the Trans-Siberian railway. Then Samarin arrives. Appearing… more

The People’s Act of Love
James Meek
Canongate Books , English
Babel Tower (Vintage International) - A.S. Byatt
 

Babel Tower (Vintage International)A.S. Byatt

The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession presents a stunning, contemporary story set against the clashing politics, passionate ideals, and shifting sexual roles of the early 1960s. In Byatt’s vision, the presiding genius of the day see… more

Babel Tower (Vintage International)
A.S. Byatt
Vintage , English
Bullfighting: Stories - Roddy Doyle
 

Bullfighting: StoriesRoddy Doyle

[No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking.” —The New York Times Book ReviewRoddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his remarkable abili… more

Bullfighting: Stories
Roddy Doyle
Penguin Books , English
The Luminaries - Summary & Review - sum-IT-up Books
 

The Luminaries - Summary & Reviewsum-IT-up Books

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A mid-1800s New Zealand gold rush. Twelve men secretly meeting on a rainy night each caught in the net of a Victorian mystery. At the center of that mystery…a woman of course and a fortune in gold that switches hands no less than eight … more

The Luminaries - Summary & Review
sum-IT-up Books
English
Ragnarok: The End of the God... - A.S. Byatt
 

Ragnarok: The End of the God...A.S. Byatt

Booker Prize winner Dame Antonia Byatt breathes life into the Ragnorak myth, the story of the end of the gods in Norse mythology. Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology. A story of the destruction of life on this planet and the en… more

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Myths)
A.S. Byatt
Grove Press , English
Instant in the Wind - Andre Brink
 

Instant in the WindAndre Brink

The year is 1749, when the Boers ruled South Africa. And so it has come to his Baas’s final command to his Hottentot slave Adam, to flog his mother, because she refuses to prune the master’s vineyard in order to attend her own beloved mothe… more

Instant in the Wind
Andre Brink
Sourcebooks Landmark , English
The Unusual Life of Tristan ... - Peter Carey
 

The Unusual Life of Tristan ...Peter Carey

The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda and The Tax Inspector now gives readers a hero, the malformed but ferociously wilful Tristan Smith, who becomes the object of the world’s byzantine political intrigues, even as he attains… more

The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (Vintage International)
Peter Carey
Vintage , English
The Torture Garden (with an ... - Octave Mirbeau
 

The Torture Garden (with an ...Octave Mirbeau

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Novelist and critic Tom McCarthy, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of ‘C’, introduces Octave Mirbeau’s classic ‘The Torture Garden’.Once described as “the most sickening work of art of the nineteenth century”, Mirbeau’s sensual and disturbin… more

The Torture Garden (with an introduction by Tom McCarthy)
Octave Mirbeau
Bookkake , English
The Siege of Krishnapur (New... - J.G. Farrell
 

The Siege of Krishnapur (New...J.G. Farrell

Winner of the Booker Prize. India, 1857—the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of J. G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur, widely co… more

The Siege of Krishnapur (New York Review Books Classics)
J.G. Farrell
NYRB Classics , English
The Line of Beauty: A Novel - Alan Hollinghurst
 

The Line of Beauty: A NovelAlan Hollinghurst

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One can’t get enough of Hollinghurst’s sentences…If you value style, wit, and social satire in your reading, don’t miss this elegant and passionate novel.”—Washington Post Winner of 2004’s Man Booker Prize for fiction and one of the most… more

The Line of Beauty: A Novel
Alan Hollinghurst
Bloomsbury USA , English
The Red Cockatoo: James Kelm... - Mitch Miller, Johnny Rodger
 

The Red Cockatoo: James Kelm...Mitch Miller, Johnny Rodger

The Red Cockatoo is the first full length study of the work of James Kelman to take full cognisance of the author’s political commitments and activism throughout his career. This book is published in partnership with The Drouth Magazine and… more

The Red Cockatoo: James Kelman and the art of commitment
Mitch Miller, Johnny Rodger
Sandstone Press , English
Oscar and Lucinda: movie tie... - Peter Carey
 

Oscar and Lucinda: movie tie...Peter Carey

The Booker Prize-winning novel—now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight  Pictures.This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in  nineteenth-century Australia. For… more

Oscar and Lucinda: movie tie-in edition (Vintage International)
Peter Carey
Vintage , English
Mezzaterra: Fragments from t... - Ahdaf Soueif
 

Mezzaterra: Fragments from t...Ahdaf Soueif

From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love–an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly globalized world.The twe… more

Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground
Ahdaf Soueif
Anchor , English