Fiction in translation

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  • A Hundred Million Years and A Day

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    A Hundred Million Years and A Day

    How far would you go to follow your dreams? One man’s obsession with a mythical dinosaur fossil takes him and his team to the very edge of the world, and of life itself.

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  • Anna Karenina

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    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as a wife and turns to her lover Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature.

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  • Anxious People

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    Anxious People

    In a small town in Sweden, it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you’ll see a mysterious masked figure approaching a bank. Two hours later, chaos has descended. A bungled attempted robbery has developed into a hostage situation – and the offender is refusing to communicate their demands to the police. Inside the building, fear quickly turns to irritation for the seven strangers trapped inside. If this is to be their last day on earth, shouldn’t it be a bit more dramatic? But as the minutes tick by, they begin to suspect that the criminal mastermind holding them hostage might be more in need of rescuing than they are.

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  • Belladonna

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    Belladonna

    Andreas Ban is a writer and a psychologist, an intellectual and full of empathy, but his world has been falling apart for years. When he retires with a miserable pension and finds out that he is ill, he gains a new perspective on the debris of his life and the lives of his friends. In defying illness and old age, Andreas Ban is cynical and powerful, and in his investigations into his own past, he learns stories told by the disempowered, hunted down and helpless – stories that uncompromisingly lay bare a gamut of taboos.

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  • Best Fairy Tales

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    Best Fairy Tales

    A beautiful illustrated edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s unique and inventive stories.

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  • Betty

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    Betty

    Adrift, and troubled by her recent divorce from her bourgeoisie husband, we meet Betty alone in a bar. When she is embraced by an older woman, we learn of Betty’s adulterous past. Feigning as a victim of high society exclusion, the truth of Betty is eventually revealed; that of a sinister woman overwrought with jealousy who cannot help but ensnare innocents into her dark webs of deception. Originally published in 1961, this psychological thriller caused a sensation and became an instant classic which inspired a film adaptation of the same title.

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  • Blindness

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    Blindness

    A city is hit by an epidemic of sudden blindness. The authorities segregate the newly-blind and all who’ve come into contact with them. It’s not long before the criminal element take over, the compound is set on fire and the blind escape.

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  • Crossing the Mangrove

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    Crossing the Mangrove

    Francis Sancher, a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others, is found dead, face down in the mud on a path outside Riviere au Sel, a small village in Guadeloupe. No one is particularly surprised since Sancher, a secretive and melancholy man, had often predicted an unnatural death for himself. As the villagers come to pay their respects, they each reveal another piece of the mystery behind his life and death. Like pieces of an elaborate puzzle, their memories interlock to create a rich and intriguing portrait of a man and a community.

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  • Fifty-Two Stories

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    Fifty-Two Stories

    Chekhov’s genius left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their superb renderings of fifty-two Chekhov stories. These stories, which span the full arc of his career, reveal the extraordinary variety of his work, from the farcically comic to the darkly complex. Including several never-before-translated stories, this is a collection that promises to delight.

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  • For the Dead

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    For the Dead

    Thirty years ago, the body of a teenage boy was found in GullspÃ¥ng’s lake, and his best friend vanished from her home. Paul Bergman’s death was ruled a suicide; Francesca was never found. Drawn back to GullspÃ¥ng, Detective Inspector Charlie Lager is haunted by the strange house she knew as a child, and by the missing girl who once lived there. Convinced that the original investigation was flawed, Charlie is determined to uncover what really happened all those decades ago. But her interest in Francesca’s disappearance begins to stir up long-hidden resentments, and half-forgotten memories. And if the truth is revealed, what will it mean for the living – and for the dead?

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  • Gallows Rock

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    Gallows Rock

    On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it. The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn’t suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn’t seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found, and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible. As detective Huldar hunts the killer, and child psychologist Freyja looks for the boy’s parents, the mystery unfolds.

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  • Go, Went, Gone

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    Go, Went, Gone

    Retired univeristy professor Richard steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community – a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Hesitantly, getting to know the new arrivals, Richard finds his life changing, as he begins to question his own sense of belonging in a city that once divided its citizens into them and us.

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  • Heaven

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    Heaven

    From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a teenage boy subjected to relentless bullying.

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  • Hold Up the Sky

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    Hold Up the Sky

    A collection of award-winning hard science fiction short stories.

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  • I’m Waiting for You

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    I’m Waiting for You

    THE TIMES SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH

    ‘Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art ? powerful and graceful’ – Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite

    ‘Dazzling’ – The Times

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  • Killing Commendatore

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    Killing Commendatore

    The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of ‘1Q84’ and ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’, ‘Killing Commendatore’ is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to ‘The Great Gatsby’ – and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

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