Celebratory tenth anniversary edition, with black and white illustrations, two new short stories - Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things - and an afterword from the author.
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
Adrian Mole is thirty, single and a father. His cooking at a top London restaurant has been equally mocked ('the sausage on my plate could have been a turd' - AA Gill) and celebrated (will he be nation's first celebrity offal chef?). And the love of his life, Pandora Braithwaite, is newly elected MP for Ashby-de-la-Zouch - one of 'Blair's Babes'.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. AMERICAN DIRT is the most heartstopping story of a mother and son on the run since Emma Donoghue's ROOM, a novel that brings an unforgettably human face to the story of the Mexico/US Border.
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Taran dreams of fighting heroic battles instead of being an Assistant Pig-Keeper until Hen Wen, the magical pig, disappears. With the land of Prydain under threat from the Horned King, and Taran searching for Hen Wen, he is drawn into a deadly quest. Coming face-to-face with warriors and witches, Taran is about to learn what it takes to be a hero.
He finds himself in a subterranean world where reading books can be genuinely dangerous, where ruthless Bookhunters fight to the death for literary gems and the mysterious Shadow King rules a murky realm populated by Booklings, one-eyed beings whose vast library includes live books equipped with teeth and claws.
A collection by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Cheever that shows the power and range of one of the finest short story writers. It includes masterpieces such as "The Swimmer" and "Goodbye, My Brother" and date from the time of his honourable discharge from the Army at the end of the Second World War.
From his enviable view from a balcony on the 27th floor of an apartment block, Ian the Goldfish has frequent - if fleeting - desires for a more exciting life. Until one day, a series of unfortunate events give him an opportunity to escape...
Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe.
Johnny Truant, an employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. Herein is the heavily annotated story of the Navidson Report. Will Navidson, a photojournalist, and his family move into a new house. What happens next is recorded on videotapes and in interviews.
During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
Based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer, this work offers insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice. It also features six short stories and seven 'conversational portraits' including one of Marilyn Monroe, the 'beautiful child' and a dope-smoking cleaning lady doing her rounds in New York.
Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. This work lets you participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life.