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Fiction In Translation

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    Brenda Navarro

    Empty Houses

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    Translated by Sophie Hughes Daniel disappeared three months, two days and eight hours after his birthday. He was three. He was my son. Empty Houses unfolds in the aftermath of a child’s disappearance. His mother is distraught. As her life begins to unravel, she is haunted by his absence but also by her own ambivalence: did she even want him in the first place? In a working-class neighbourhood on the other side of Mexico City another woman protects her stolen child. After longing desperately t...

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    Natalia Ginzburg

    Family Lexicon

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    Translated by Jenny McPhee Natalia Ginzburg wrote her masterful autobiographical novel Family Lexicon while living in London in the 1960s. Homesick for her Italian family, she summoned them in this celebration of the routines and rituals, in-jokes and insults and, above all, the repeated sayings that make up every family. Giuseppe Levi is a Jewish scientist, consumed by his work and a mania for hiking. Impatient and intractable, he is constantly at odds with his impressionable and wistful wif...

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    Natalia Ginzburg

    Happiness, As Such

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    Translated by Minna Proctor Michele is the beloved only son of a large, dysfunctional family in 1970s Italy. Headstrong and independent, he has disappeared to London without explanation. Back in Italy, his father lies dying. Michele’s departure sets forth a series of events that will bring together everyone in his life – his mother Adriana, living in the countryside with her two twin daughters Bebetta and Nannetta, his long-suffering sister Angelica, his loyal and sad friend Osvaldo, and Mara...

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  • Scholastique Mukasonga

    Our Lady Of The Nile

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    Translated by Melanie Mauthner Parents send their daughters to Our Lady of the Nile to be moulded into respectable citizens. In the elite school run by white nuns, the young ladies learn, eat, sleep and gossip together. Fifteen years prior to the Rwandan genocide, the girls try on their parents' preconceptions and attitudes. Everything unfolds behind the doors of the school: friendship, curiosity, fear, deceit, and persecution. Paperback: 224 PagesProduct Dimensions: 140 x 200 mmISBN: 9781911...

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    Elisa Shua Dusapin

    Winter In Sokcho

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    Translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins It’s winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. The cold slows everything down. Bodies are red and raw, the fish turn venomous, beyond the beach guns point out from the North’s watchtowers. A young French Korean woman works as a receptionist in a tired guesthouse. One evening, an unexpected guest arrives: a French cartoonist determined to find inspiration in this desolate landscape. The two form an uneasy relationship. When...

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