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Death of Virgil

by Hermann Broch

It is the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and Publius Vergilius Maro, the poet of the Aeneid and Caesar's enchanter, has been summoned to the palace, where he will shortly die. Out of the last hours of Virgil's...


An Ermine in Czernopol

by Gregor Von Rezzori, Philip Boehm & Daniel Kehlmann

An NYRB Classics Original

Set just after World War I, An Ermine in Czernopol centers on the tragicomic fate of Tildy, an erstwhile officer in the army of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, determined to...


Shooting the Fox

by Marion Halligan

On love and loss, sex and death, food and gardening ... a new collection by Australia's most assured short-story writer.


The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2013

by Adam Johnson

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen...


Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran

by Shahrnush Parsipur, Faridoun Farrokh & Shirin Neshat

New translation of this classic work: “Parsipur is a courageous, talented woman and … a great writer.” —Marjane Satrapi


The Night Swimmer: A Novel

by Matt Bondurant

The Night Swimmer, Matt Bondurant’s utterly riveting modern gothic novel of marriage and belonging, confirms his gift for storytelling that transports and enthralls. In a small town on the southern coast of...


The Quality of Mercy: A Novel

by Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth returns to the terrain of his Booker Prize-winning novel Sacred Hunger, this time following Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, son of a Liverpool slave ship owner who hanged himself....


The Fat Years: A Novel

by Koonchung Chan

Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history.

 

Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone...


Morality Play

by Barry Unsworth

Booker Prize Finalist

The time is the fourteenth century. The place is a small town in rural England, and the setting a snow-laden winter. A small troupe of actors accompanied by Nicholas Barber, a young renegade...


Sacred Hunger

Man Booker Prize 1992

by Barry Unsworth

Winner of the Booker Prize

A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into...


Losing Nelson

by Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth’s Losing Nelson is a novel of obsession, the story of a man unable to see himself separately from the hero he mistakenly idolizes Admiral Lord Nelson. Charles Cleasby is, in fact, a Nelson biographer...


After Hannibal

by Barry Unsworth

Golden Umbria is home to breathtaking scenery and great art; it is also where Hannibal and his invading band of Carthaginians ambushed and slaughtered a Roman legion, and where the local place-names still speak...


Exit Papers from Paradise

by Liam Card

Isaac Sullivan is a plumber but believes he has the intellect and skill to be a surgeon. For the past decade, he has absorbed every medical text available and has even performed surgeries on wildlife, preparing...


In the Yucatan: A Novel

by Earl Shorris

In this stark, unsettling novel, set in a Mexican prison, present-day events resonate with the ancient history and wisdom of the Maya. Graham Greene meets Carlos Castaneda. In the central Yucatan a group of...


American Dervish: A Novel

by Ayad Akhtar

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between...


Good to Be God

by Tibor Fischer

A darkly hilarious tale of a perennially unlucky man who, in anything-goes Miami, commits to the ultimate stolen identity scheme—playing God Using the credit card and identity of a handcuff salesman, professional...


A Good Death

by Gil Courtemanche & Wayne Grady

On Christmas Eve, a family has gathered around the table for the obligatory dinner. The father, once an imposing figure who terrorized his children, has suddenly fallen prey to Parkinson’s. Yesterday’s tyrant...


The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall

by Paul Torday

Hartlepool Hall has been in Ed's family for generations - but is that about to change, and who is the mysterious Lady Alice? Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement...


Paul & Juliana

by Richard Hawley

In precisely the same spirit as Abelard and Heloise and Romeo and Juliet, Paul and Juliana are a fresh young couple who embody the near-impossible notion of perfect love. In this elegant, timeless, and lyrical...


From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel

by Alex Gilvarry

Fashionistas and g-men clash in a mastermindful debut

Boyet Hernandez is a small man with a big American dream when he arrives in New York in 2002, fresh out of fashion school in the Philippines. But on the brink...