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The Colonel's Wife

by Rosa Liksom & Lola Rogers

A bold, dark-hued novel by a writer who "conjures beauty from the ugliest of things" (The Wall Street Journal)

In the final twilit moments of her life, an elderly woman looks back on her years in the thrall of...


Valerie

by Sara Stridsberg & Deborah Bragan-Turner

A fever dream of a novel--strangely funny, entirely unconventional--Valerie conjures the life, mind, and art of American firebrand Valerie Solanas

In April 1988, Valerie Solanas--the writer, radical feminist,...


Vivian

by Christina Hesselholdt & Paul Russell Garrett

With Vivian, her second novel to be published in English, Christina Hesselholdt delves into the world of the enigmatic American photographer Vivian Maier (1926–2009), whose unique body of work only reached...


The Polyglot Lover

by Lina Wolff & Saska Vogel

‘Do you have to stare like that?’ I asked.

‘Think about the actors in porn. They’ve got no problem showing themselves off.’

‘Think about when I broke your nose,’ I replied.

Ellinor is thirty-six....


The Invention of Ana

by Mikkel Rosengaard

A New York Times Paperback Row Editor's Choice

Combining the infectious narration of Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl, the philosophical lyricism of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, and the mesmerizing power...


Companions

by Christina Hesselholdt & Paul Russell Garrett

Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next, Companions follows their loves,...


I Refuse

by Per Petterson & Don Bartlett

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR)

Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the...


Out Stealing Horses

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006

by Per Petterson & Anne Born

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.

Trond's...


Hunger

by Knut Hamsun, Robert Bly & Paul Auster

A true classic of modern literature that has been described as "one of the most disturbing novels in existence" (Time Out), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the...