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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

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  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    A Child Of All Nations

    $35.00

    In A Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly anticolonialist--and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury. Pramoedya immerses the reader in a world that is astonishing in its vividness: the cultural whirlpool that was the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s. A story of awakening, it follows Minke, the main character of This Earth of Mankind, as he struggles to overcome the injustice all around him. Pramoedya's full literar...

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  • R. K. Narayan

    A Malgudi Omnibus

    $29.00

    Discover one of India's most valued and adored twentieth-century novelists, including his novel Swami and Friends. Here are three of R. K. Narayan's most famous and best loved novels: Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher. All set in the imaginary Indian town of Malgudi, these irresistible works provide the perfect introduction to a universal world of humour, sadness, wisdom and joy. Paperback: 496 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780749396046 Published by...

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  • Peter Mayle

    Anything Considered

    $27.00

    Bennett is an English expatriate living in France with a champagne taste and a beer bankroll. Happy-go-lucky and a bit roguish, he places an ad in the "International Herald Tribune" offering his services -- any services. He pursues a response from a wealthy Englishman named Julian Poe who has developed a means of producing truffles and is close to cornering the immensely lucrative truffle market. Bennett signs on and finds himself in Monaco, where he is able to live in a style to which he has...

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  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    Footsteps

    $35.00

    As the world moves into the twentieth century, Minke, one of the few European-educated Javanese, optimistically starts a new life in a new town: Betawi. With his enrollment in medical school and the opportunity to meet new people, there is every reason to believe that he can leave behind the tragedies of the past. But Minke can no more escape his past than he can escape his situation as part of an oppressed people under a foreign power. As his world begins to fall apart, Minke draws a small b...

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  • Hwee Hwee Tan

    Foreign Bodies

    $49.00

    Trouble often comes with a late-night phone call. So it comes to Mei, a twenty-something Singaporean lawyer about to face the greatest trial of her life. Her English boyfriend Andy, working in Singapore as a teacher, has been arrested, accused of masterminding an international betting ring. Under Singapore's draconian system of justice, he has but nine short days to prove his innocence or face life in prison. With time running out, Singapore native Eugene, Andys best friend and Mei's childhoo...

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  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    House Of Glass

    $35.00

    House of Glass is the final volume of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's acclaimed Buru Quartet, which chronicles the turbulent history of early twentieth-century, Dutch colonial Indonesia through the eyes of Minke, a Dutch-educated Javanense writer. By now, Minke has risen to become a leading dissident and is in prison. He struggles from his 'house of glass' to stir both in his own countrymen and its invaders a sense of justice and of a society awakened.Paperback: 384 pagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198...

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  • Italo Calvino

    Invisible Cities

    $22.00

    Translated by William Weaver "Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he shows any other messenger or explorer of his." So begins Italo Calvino's compilation of fragmentary urban images. As Marco tells the khan about Armilla, which "has nothing that makes it seem a city, except the water pipe...

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  • Angela Carter

    Several Perceptions

    $29.95

    Centre stage in Angela Carter's unruly tale of the Flower Power Generation is Joseph - a decadent, disorientated rebel without a cause. A self-styled nihilist whose girlfriend has abandoned him, Joseph has decided to give up existing. But his concerned friends and neighbours have other plans. In an effort to join in the spirit of protest which motivates his contemporaries, Joseph frees a badger from the local zoo; sends a turd airmail to the President of the United States; falls in love with ...

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  • Italo Calvino

    The Castle Of Crossed Destinies

    $27.00

    A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their stories. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal and chaotic history of all human consciousness. Paperback: 144 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780099268055 Published by Vintage UK

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  • Lilian Jackson Braun

    The Cat Who Tailed A Thief

    $18.00

    A spate of petty thefts threatens the holiday spirit in Pickax. First it's just a pair of sunglasses and gloves that disappear - but then the entire charity collection of the Indian Village Bridge Club is found missing. And unfortunately the worst is yet to come... Ironically, the small items begin to disappear when banker Willard Carmichael moves to Pickax. Willard has come accompanied by his flashy young wife, Danielle, and plans to restore a few Victorian homes. But when he's found murdere...

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  • Lilian Jackson Braun

    The Cat Who Went Underground

    $18.00

    Jim Qwilleran packs up his old kit bag and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum, for a sun-and-fun summer at his log cabin in Moose County. Their vacation starts off ominously with the disappearance of a handyman hired to patch up Qwilleran's cabin. But the felines really start throwing catfits when they come across a dead body or two... A serial killer may be right under Koko's nose, and now this ingenious Siamese must dig deeper to clear poor Qwilleran of suspicion - and dig up the buried...

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  • Art Spiegelman

    The Complete MAUS

    $59.00

    A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written--Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at ...

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  • Kazuo Ishiguro

    The Unconsoled

    $20.50

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a s...

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  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer

    This Earth Of Mankind

    $34.00

    Minke is a young Javanese student of great intelligence and ambition. Living equally among the colonists and colonized of 19th-century Java, he battles against the confines of colonial strictures. It is his love for Annelies that enables him to find the strength to embrace his world.Paperback: 368 pagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780140256352Published by Penguin Books

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  • Beatrice Silverman Weinreich

    Yiddish Folktales

    $39.00

    Filled with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, the two hundred marvelous tales that make up this compendium were gathered during the 1920s and 1930s by ethnographers in the small towns and villages of Eastern Europe. Collected from people of all walks of life, they include parables and allegories about life, luck and wisdom; tales of magic and wonder; stories about rebbes and their disciples; and tales whose only purpose is to entertain.Paperback: 410 PagesProduct Dime...

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