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Surveying the structural demands of his professional life, the architecture of immigration and the foundations of his own relationship, a young Irish engineer builds a new life in Germany.
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A hedonistic, novelty-crazed public. A shameless, nonsense-spewing, hat-wearing demagogue. Half a century after its original publication, Robert Coover’s mind-bending classic is chillingly prescient.
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Via photographs, compressed prose and short poems, poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield simultaneously documents and queries her work as a guide onboard ships in Antarctica. With incisive insider vision, Bradfield examines our relationship with remoteness, “pure” landscapes and tourism’s service economy.
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Delicate, discombobulating, darkly-humorous dialogue sentences readers to life at ‘The Jerusalem’ — a former Victorian workhouse where fading Faith Gadny is horrified and humiliated by her care home — and its inmates.
At the Jerusalem, Paul Bailey
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Strong and self-reliant, Stanford graduate Frona Welse, takes to the Yukon trail after upsetting her wealthy father's community. Frona finds herself torn between two suitors: the cowardly and treacherous Gregory St Vincent and Vance Corliss, a Yale-trained mining engineer.
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Mik has skated on thin ice his entire life. Forced out of his aunt’s home in icy, northern Sweden, Mik journeys through forests, train lines, rapids and waterfalls on a mission to find his home at last.
Thin Ice , Mikael Engström
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Television executive and troubleshooter Matt Cobb is back in his fourth adventure, getting his skates on to solve a series of stabbings at the Rockefeller Center rink.
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Tactics, technology and tenacity have shaped this tour of endurance into a globally revered sporting event. Without a homegrown winner in two decades, how does a cycle race through campagne, bourgade and ville remain so uniquely French? What goes on tour stays in this extraordinary history.
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Cycling through an Icelandic fishing village, Kata the choir conductor threads together the story of the inhabitants in only two minutes. But perhaps the most intriguing story is her own…
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A bomb blast. A face wound. A nun is there to help. But is it the kind of help that can be freely taken?
Nun On A Bike, Caroline Healy
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Hunted by heaven, the itinerant Dale Highland strikes an unlikely allegiance with one of her pursuers, a bounty hunter called John Goodwin. Together they hurtle headlong into her mysterious heritage and the historic war between demons and angels.
The Demon Within, Beth Woodward
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Is it a poetry collection? Is it a graphic novel? No, it’s Old Guy — a tragi-comic superhero in verse and line drawing.
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Ever wondered how the big guns dupe each other — on an international scale? Welcome to the deep, dark world of covert warfare.
Creating Chaos, Larry Hancock
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Not convinced 'fake news' is a thing? Think again.
Hate Inc, Matt Taibbi
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The children sort the garbage that washes up on the shore and feed it to the pigs. So when a boy in a barrel arrives in a similar fashion they're not quite sure what to do
Pigs, Johanna Stoberock
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Sex, booze, and Vegas. A heady mix for anyone — let alone a 14-year-old youth.
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Booker Prize winner, Lynda Davis, offers an entertaining account of three bovine beasts that live across the road from her. Very a-moo-sing.
The Cows, Lydia Davis
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She thought she was going back to Vietnam to research her parents' homeland — but her trip took her much further than she'd ever imagined back in California.
Fire Summer, Thuy Da Lam
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Before the Japanese invaded China, Gwendolyn was at boarding school. Now in a POW camp with her fellow students, one teacher's determined to keep their spirits up — by treating the experience in the same way as a Girl Guide camp.
The Taste of Rain, Monique Polak
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This look at the political influence of right-wing evangelicals in DC draws parallels with a few other popular books (and TV series).
The Gospel of Self, Terry Heaton
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