i n t e r n at i o n a l highlights Januaryâ€“June 2019
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Great books of 2018 that people are talking about
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK The brilliant new novel by
BARBARA KINGSOLVER 2016 Vineland. 1871 Vineland.
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Unsheltered explores the foundations we build, crossing time and place, to give us a little more hope in those around us, and a little more faith in ourselves.
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‘[Barbara Kingsolver’s] prose is elegant, urgent and rich with beauty, depth and feeling.’ Independent
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The Wall JOHN LANCHESTER
Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night. But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn’t it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life? ROYAL TPB | £12.99 17/01/2019 | 9780571298723
Lanny MAX PORTER
There’s a village outside London. It’s no different from many other villages in England: one pub, one church, red-brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to the people who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a figure schoolchildren used to draw green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth.
Dead Papa Toothwort is awake. He is listening to this twenty-firstcentury village, to his English symphony. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, enchanting boy whose parents have recently made the village their home. Lanny. B HB | £10.00 07/03/2019 | 9780571340286
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A Good Enough Mother BEV THOMAS
Death Is Hard Work KHALED KHALIFA
Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom’s disappearance.
As he lies dying in a hospital in Damascus, Abdel Latif’s final wish is to be buried in his ancestral village in the Aleppo region of Syria.
So when a new patient arrives at the unit – a young man who looks shockingly like Tom – she is floored.
Bolbol, the old man’s youngest son, persuades his estranged brother and their sister to take their father’s body to Anabiya. With the landscape of the siblings’ childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies, their mission quickly escalates into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria is no longer any place for heroes, and the trials that confront the family along their journey – they are captured, interrogated, imprisoned and bombed – will prove to have enormous consequences for them all.
As a therapist, Ruth knows exactly what she should do in the best interests of her client, but as a mother she makes a very different choice – a decision that will have profound consequences. ROYAL TPB | £10.00 04/04/2019 | 9780571348381
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Golden Child CLAIRE ADAM It’s dark now; the bats are out. Insects knock against the light on the patio and the dog sits at the gate. A boy has not returned home and a family anxiously awaits. A father steps out into the night to search for his son. As the hours turn into days, this man will learn many things. He will learn about being a father to twin boys who are in no way alike. He will learn how dangerous hopes and dreams can be. He will learn truths about Trinidad, about his family, and himself. He will question received wisdom and question his judgement. He will learn about sacrifice and the nature of love – and he will be forced to act. ROYAL TPB | £10.99 17/01/2019 | 9780571339815
Little Faith NICKOLAS BUTLER Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, daughter, Shiloh, and grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But, while away, she became deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick. Reckoning with his own faith – or lack thereof – Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and the growing threat it poses to keeping his daughter and grandson in his life. DEMY TPB | £12.99 07/03/2019 | 9780571351107
PAPERBACKS Adèle LEÏLA SLIMANI
Kudos RACHEL CUSK
Adèle appears to have the perfect life. She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a chic apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, she is bored – and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she’s been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.
On a plane to Europe, Faye listens to the stranger next to her telling her the story of his life. And once she arrives, the conversations she has with the people she meets – about art, family, politics, love, sorrow and joy, justice and injustice – raise the most far-reaching questions human beings ask. Kudos completes Rachel Cusk’s trilogy – alongside the novels Outline and Transit – with overwhelming power.
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Enigma Variations ANDRÉ ACIMAN
Patient X DAVID PEACE
From a youthful infatuation with a cabinetmaker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man’s path through the great loves of his life.
Ryūosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan’s great writers who lived through the country’s turbulent Taishō period of 1912 to 1926, only to take his own life at the age of thirty-five in 1927. Inspired by Akutagawa’s stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned the most extraordinary novel of tales – an intense, passionate, haunting paean to one writer.
With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled and unabashedly candid, André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name, casts a shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, want and waver. B PB | £7.99 21/02/2019 | 9780571349692
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Normal People SALLY ROONEY
The Book of Chocolate Saints JEET THAYIL
LONGLISTED FOR THE M A N BOOKER PR IZE 2018
Francis Newton Xavier has lived a life of excess in pursuit of an uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems are to be celebrated at a final show, and party, in New Delhi. Approaching late middle-age, in a body ravaged by hard living, Xavier leaves Manhattan with his partner, Goody Lol, and their journey to India becomes a delirious voyage into the past.
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner who has learnt from painful experience to stay away from her classmates. When the two strike up a conversation something life-changing begins. A story of mutual fascination, friendship and love, Normal People takes us from that conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people – funny, magnetic, complex – who try to stay apart but find they can’t. B PB | £7.99 02/05/2019 | 9780571334650
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PAPERBACKS Don’t Skip Out on Me WILLY VLAUTIN
Freshwater AKWAEKE EMEZI
Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Nevada, who works for Mr Reese and his wife, the nearest thing he’s had to a family in years.
Ada has always been an unusual girl. Prone to violent fits of anger and grief, she increasingly appears to be peopled by volatile and contradictory spirits. But when Ada heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the spirits into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background, these selves seize control of her, moving her life into a dark and dangerous direction.
But Horace dreams of bigger things and heads south to reinvent himself as a boxer. Does he have what it takes to succeed, though? And at what cost, both to himself and to those he’s left behind? B PB | £7.99 07/02/2019 | 9780571301652
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EUR The Bookshop of the Broken-Hearted ROBERT HILLMAN
The Secret Books MARCEL THEROUX
Tom Hope does his best on the farm – he milks the cows, harvests the apples, looks after the sheep. But he’s been lonely since Trudy left, taking little Peter with her to go join the holy rollers.
A young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life for himself among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenth-century Paris. Beginning a treacherous journey through a world of spies and double-cross, propaganda and lost love, he enters a modern world where lies have the power of truth.
Enter Hannah Babel. When she asks him to help her build Australia’s most beautiful bookshop, Tom dares to believe they could make each other happy.
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But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a battle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine. B PB | £7.99 06/06/2019 | 9780571349784
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I Am Not Okay With This CHARLES FORSMAN
Kismet LUKE TREDGET
Fifteen-year-old Syd feels totally out of place. She’s skinny but not ‘hotskinny’, she’s dealing with the death of her father in silence, and her best friend (who Syd is really in love with) is dating a homophobic bully. Syd’s guidance counsellor gives her a diary in which to vent her frustration; but Syd has another outlet for her anger, one which threatens to overwhelm her entirely.
With a big birthday just around the corner, an important new project at work and a long-term boyfriend, Anna should feel like she has it all. But somehow, she just doesn’t feel sure about anything. So, she decides to download the dating app Kismet, just as a test . . . Will she embrace the life she has, or risk everything for the life she imagines?
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PAPERBACKS Leila PRAYAAG AKBAR Sent as punishment to the oppressive Purity Camp outside the city walls, Shalini realises that her life will now be unrecognisable without the privileges of the past. Taken from her home in the upscale East End of the city by the regime’s Repeaters, Shalini no longer knows the whereabouts of her three-year-old daughter, Leila. In this repressive state, where tradition and purity are all, those on the outside of the city walls have nothing. But can Shalini find a way back? Will she see Leila again?
Celebrating 90 years of FABER & FABER FABER STORIES JANUARY 2019 | APB | £3.50
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The Madonna of The Mountains ELISE VALMORBIDA 1923, north-eastern Italy: Maria Vittoria’s father has left the village to find her a husband. There are no eligible men in this valley, and her father will not allow her to marry just anyone. As Fascism blooms, the crops ripen and the state demands babies – a new generation. There is much work to be done, and Maria faces a stony path . . . B PB | £8.99 03/01/2019 | 9780571336340
Faber Stories, a landmark series of gem-like individual volumes, presents masters of the short-story form at work in a range of genres and styles. SALLY ROONEY | Mr Salary | 9780571351954
SARAH HALL | Mrs Fox | 9780571351961
EDNA O’BRIEN | Paradise | 9780571351763
THOM JONES | Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine | 9780571351978
ROBERT AICKMAN | The Inner Room | 9780571351770
JULIA O’FAOLAIN | Daughters of Passion | 9780571351947
PETINA GAPPAH | An Elegy for Easterly | 9780571351794
JOHN McGAHERN | The Country Funeral | 9780571351848
P. D. JAMES | The Victim | 9780571351756
CLAIRE KEEGAN | The Forester’s Daughter | 9780571351855
SAMUEL BECKETT | Dante and the Lobster | 9780571351800
FLANNERY O’CONNOR | A Good Man Is Hard to Find | 9780571351817
SYLVIA PLATH | Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom | 9780571351732
LORRIE MOORE | Terrific Mother | 9780571351831
AKHIL SHARMA | Cosmopolitan | 9780571351787
ALAN BENNETT | The Shielding of Mrs Forbes | 9780571351824
KAZUO ISHIGURO | Come Rain or Come Shine | 9780571351749
BRIAN ALDISS | Three Types of Solitude | 9780571352500
DJUNA BARNES | The Lydia Steptoe Stories | 9780571352470
DAVID MEANS | A River In Egypt | 9780571352494
FABER 90 TH ANNIVERSARY POETRY EDITIONS SEPTEMBER 2019 | HB | £10
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree WILMA STOCKENSTRÖM A young slave girl lost in the woods takes refuge in the hollow of a baobab tree. There, she reflects upon her life’s journey, telling her story to the baobab itself. This powerful fable, translated from Wilma Stockenström’s original Afrikaans by Nobel Prize-winner J. M. Coetzee, is a remarkable portrait of dislocation and empowerment. It is also a brilliant insight into Coetzee’s craft as a writer. B PB | £7.99 07/03/2019 | 9780571347742
Ten of our most iconic collections of poetry, one from each decade, are reissued in this special series. T. S. ELIOT | The Waste Land | 9780571351138
PHILIP LARKIN | High Windows | 9780571352319
MARIANNE MOORE | Selected Poems | 9780571351145
SEAMUS HEANEY | The Haw Lantern | 9780571352326
W. H. AUDEN | Another Time | 9780571351152
WENDY COPE | Serious Concerns | 9780571352333
TED HUGHES | The Hawk in the Rain | 9780571351176
DALJIT NAGRA | Look We Have Coming to Dover! | 9780571352340
SYLVIA PLATH | Ariel | 9780571351169
JO SHAPCOTT | Of Mutability | 9780571352357
for our full 90 th anniversary publishing see our special catalogue
PETER SWANSON and CHRIS PAVONE RETURN WITH TWO HEART-STOPPING THRILLERS TO SHAKE UP YOUR YEAR
Consent LEO BENEDICTUS
I’d expect people to disapprove, perhaps you disapprove, but I’ve never really thought this project was immoral. I work with the presumption that the women I study would be upset if they found out, but if they don’t find out, well, where’s the harm?
A chilling novel of power and complicity, Consent shows us just how vulnerable we are to the whims of others – people we may not even know . . . B PB | £7.99 07/02/2019 | 9780571335909
THEY HAD A SECRET, THE TWO OF THEM, AND THERE WAS NO BETTER WAY TO START A FRIENDSHIP THAN WITH A SECRET . . . When Hen spots the fencing trophy in her new neighbour’s study, she knows Matthew must be hiding a dark secret. Could this seemingly charming, mild-mannered history teacher really be the person Hen – who’s been battling her own problems with mania and depression – thinks he is? Even if she is right, who would believe her? As Hen’s suspicions mount, she and Matthew are drawn closer together. But who, if anyone, is in danger? ROYAL TPB | £10.99 07/03/2019 | 9780571340651
The Elegant Lie SAM EASTLAND The year is 1949. In the bombed-out ruins of Cologne, Hanno Dasch is king: the director of the most successful black-market operation in post-war Germany. Nobody – except Dasch and his close associates – knows how he does it.
When the CIA sets in motion an undercover operation to infiltrate Dasch’s empire, they recruit disgraced army officer Nathan Carter. As Carter moves further into the labyrinth of Dasch’s world, however, it soon becomes clear that the black-market ring has already been compromised. With Carter facing the danger that his cover might be blown at any moment, a race begins between the Russian and American spy agencies to uncover who is responsible. A PB | £6.99 9780571327195
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TWELVE HOURS. ONE CITY. MANY SECRETS. Kate Moore – a mother with an interesting past – is living the quiet life. On her way to drop her children at school, Paris starts to come to life. Her husband Dex, meanwhile, charged with finding a particular present for their son’s birthday, is struggling to focus on the job in hand due to a financial matter at work. As worrying reports begin to circulate from key spots around the city, and the sound of wailing sirens become increasingly noticeable, could their day and, indeed, their lives be about to change forever?
Closer Than You Know BRAD PARKS Melanie Barrick has a loving husband, a steady job and a beautiful baby boy. Until the night she goes to pick up her son from childcare and discovers he’s been removed by Social Services and no one will tell her why. The nightmare gets worse when she returns home to a police drugs raid. If Melanie can’t prove her innocence, she’ll lose her son forever. But who could be setting her up? And why?
The explosive sequel to the top ten bestseller The Expats. ROYAL TPB | £9.99 07/05/2019 | 9780571337217
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Giftsto curl up with,
Sex Power Money SARA PASCOE Part comedy, part anthropological study, here is everything Sara Pascoe has learned from scientists, sex education teachers, pornographers, psychologists, sex workers and serial daters about masculinity, status, porn and stuff. As she did in Animal, Pascoe overthinks and overshares in the name of our entertainment and education. This is a whipsmart, winningly funny look into who – and what – we are and what makes us tick.
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The Heartland NATHAN FILER In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, invites us to spend time in the company of some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected by schizophrenia. Interlacing these first person encounters with a series of meditative essays, he debunks myths, challenges orthodoxy and offers fresh insight into what is traditionally considered to be psychiatry’s heartland: the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. DEMY TPB | £10.99 04/04/2019 | 9780571345960
EUR Walter Gropius FIONA MacCARTHY
MacCarthy traces the story of ground-breaking architect Walter Gropius: his shattering experiences in World War I, his turbulent relationship with Alma Mahler, his concept of the Bauhaus as a gathering of talents that included Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy, and his agonised decision to leave Nazi Germany in 1933 for a new life first in England, then in America. This modern reassessment of Gropius’s life is biography at its finest and most vivid. The Bauhaus centenary will be celebrated in 2019. ROYAL HB | £25.00 07/03/2019 | 9780571295135
Once Upon a Snowstorm b PB | £6.99 | 9780571339297
The Beastie Boys Book b HB | £25.00 | 9780571308040
Sleep No More b PB | £7.99 | 9780571339884
Christmas Dinner of Souls b PB | £6.99 | 9780571347582
Liberty Faber Poetry Diary 2019 b HB | £14.99 | 9780571341696
Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs b b HB | £12.99 | 9780571334094
What Would Boudicca Do? b HB | £9.99 | 9780571340484
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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark MICHELLE McNAMARA A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer – the serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – who was unmasked in 2018 just after the book was first published. Written by Michelle McNamara, a gifted journalist who died tragically before she could finish the book (which was completed by her lead researchers), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is destined to become a true crime classic. B PB | £8.99 28/02/2019 | 9780571345151
The Immeasurable World WILLIAM ATKINS One third of the earth’s land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history? Travelling to five continents over three years, visiting deserts both iconic and little-known, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical. Along the way, Atkins illuminates the people, history, topography and symbolism of these remarkable but often troubled places. B PB | £10.99 06/06/2019 | 9780571319749
See What Can Be Done LORRIE MOORE
Lorrie Moore has been writing criticism for over thirty years – and her forensically intelligent, witty and engaging essays are collected here for the first time. Whether writing on Titanic, Margaret Atwood or The Wire, her pieces always offer surprising insights into contemporary culture.
In My Mind’s Eye JAN MORRIS
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One of the great chroniclers of the last sixty years, Jan Morris shares her day-to-day thoughts on the world – at once funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked and, above all, kind. Considering cats, cars, travel, home, Wales, the British Empire, marmalade, Meghan Markle, the spectre of Brexit and of course books, her own and others’, this is a cornucopia of delights from a unique and treasured literary figure. B PB | £8.99 02/05/2019 | 9780571340927
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What Would Boudicca Do? E. FOLEY AND B. COATES Tired of your boss bropropriating your ideas and presenting them as his own? Wondering if the pursuit of having it all has in fact resulted in having not very much? It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history, such as Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker, Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to conquer everyday life today. B PB | £6.99 07/03/2019 | 9780571340491 HB | £9.99 | 9780571340484
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The Rise of the Ultra Runners ADHARANAND FINN
Owl Sense MIRIAM DARLINGTON
Mrs Moreau’s Warbler STEPHEN MOSS
The Happy Brain DEAN BURNETT
On ‘owl walks’ with her teenage son, Benji, Miriam Darlington begins a quest to identify every European species of this elusive bird. From Britain she travels to Spain, France, Serbia and Finland, and to the frosted borders of the Arctic. Along the way, however, Benji succumbs to a mysterious and disabling illness, and Miriam’s endeavour soon becomes entangled with the search for his cure.
Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who created them? Stephen Moss shows how these names reveal as much about ourselves and our relationship with the natural world as about the creatures they describe.
In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness. What does it actually mean to be happy? Where does it come from? And is there a secret to making happiness last forever? Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often-surprising truth behind what make us tick.
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In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise, and to discover what it takes to be an ultra runner. Through encounters with the extreme and colourful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of training for the 106-mile UltraTrail du Mont-Blanc, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavour. B PB | £8.99 9780571274062
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SOCIAL & ARTS
This searing light, the sun and everything else Joy Division: The Oral History
WORLD NEW IN PAPERBACK
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JON SAVAGE Jon Savage’s oral history of Joy Division is the last word on the band that ended with the suicide of Ian Curtis in Macclesfield on 18 May 1980. It weaves together previously unreleased interviews conducted by the author during the making of the film Joy Division (2007), which told the story of the band in their own words, as well as those of their peers, collaborators and contemporaries. ROYAL HB | £20.00 07/03/2019 | 9780571345373
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Fryderyk Chopin ALAN WALKER Based on ten years of research, Alan Walker’s monumental biography of the great Polish composer is the most comprehensive to appear in English, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century’s most beloved and legendary artists.
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To Throw Away Unopened VIV ALBERTINE
British Museum DALJIT NAGRA
British Museum marks a significant departure of style to something quieter, more contemplative and inquisitive, at times valedictory. Nagra’s political edge has been honed in a book that asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity.
Viv Albertine has always been obsessed with the truth: the truth about family, power and her identity as a rebel and outsider. But at what cost? With brutal honesty she relentlessly exposes human dysfunctionality: the impossibility of intimacy, and the damage wrought upon us by secrets and revelations, siblings and parents. B PB | £7.99 07/03/2019 | 9780571326228
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100 Poems SEAMUS HEANEY
And Then It Fell Apart MOBY
100 Poems is a selection of poems from across the entire arc of Seamus Heaney’s writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to welcome all comers. Chosen and introduced by the Heaney family, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, as well as discovering new favourites. This singular anthology reaches out far and wide, now and for years to come.
The second volume of Moby’s extraordinary life story. In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium: PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking ecstasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day), and sleeping with supermodels (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn’t last. And then it fell apart.
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