It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
The year is 1984, and life in Oceania is ruled by the Party. Under the gaze of Big Brother, Winston Smith yearns for intimacy and love - 'thought crimes' that, if uncovered, would mean imprisonment, or death. But Winston is not alone in his defiance, and an illicit affair will draw him into the mysterious Brotherhood and the realities of resistance.
Nineteen Eighty-Four has been described as chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic and terrifying. It is all these things, and more.
The Authoritative Text. With an introduction by Robert Harris.
*This stunning edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four features period artwork by Elizabeth Friedlander, one of Europe's pre-eminent 20th century graphic designers. Look out for complementary editions of Orwell's essential works Animal Farm and Down and Out in Paris and London.*
It's 1945: a German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm and sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. He soon disappears into the white vastness.
Philida decides to risk her whole life by lodging a complaint against Francois, who has reneged on his promise to set her free. His father has ordered him to marry a white woman from a prominent Cape Town family, and Philida will be sold on to owners in the harsh country up north.
*A STUNNING NEW STANDALONE THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING HARRY HOLE SERIES* In the mountains of Norway a man lives a peaceful existence. However one day his younger brother, always the more successful and charming of the two, turns up to visit, accompanied by his new wife. It soon turns out that the little brother is not quite as angelic as he seems.
Set in a small town filled with secrets, this compellingly dark new thriller from the Sunday Times number one bestseller has a plot as explosive and multi-layered as any of the Harry Hole novels.
*JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 45 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*
Elizabeth Costello is a writer of international renown. Famous for an early novel from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has reached the stage where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. What matters to her is the search for a means of articulating her vision.
Two decades after Portuguese novelist and Nobel Laureate José Saramago shocked the religious world with his novel The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, he has done it again with Cain, a satire of the Old Testament. Written in the last years of Saramago's life, it tackles many of the moral and logical non sequiturs created by a wilful, authoritarian God, and forms part of Saramago's long argument with religion.
The stories in this book are witty and provocative. After Adam and Eve have been cast out of Eden, Eve decides to go back and ask the angel guarding the gate if he can give her some of the fruit that is going to waste inside. The angel agrees, and although Eve swears to Adam that she offered the angel nothing in return, their first child is suspiciously blond and fair-skinned. Cain, in his wandering, overhears a strange conversation between a man named Abraham and his son Isaac - and manages to prevent the father from murdering the son. The angel appointed by God to prevent the murder arrives late due to a wing malfunction. Cain brushes off his apology. 'What would have happened if I hadn't been here?' Cain asks, 'and what kind of god would ask a father to sacrifice his own son?'
Jacquie Red Feather and her sister Opal grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That's why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle's death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are there for the cultural celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powwow with darker intentions. 'There There is a propulsive, groundbreaking novel, polyphonic and multigenerational, weaving together an array of contemporary Native American voices into a singularly dynamic and original meta-narrative about violence and recovery, about family and loss, about identity and power.' Derek Palacio
A German businessman is the third to die: murdered in a seaside guesthouse. A note pinned on his body is addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favourite commando and once the most dangerous man in Europe, and warns Skorzeny that they are coming for him next.
''A real spine-chiller that confirms Ruth Ware as the true heir to Christie''s crown. Ingenious plotting sees the body count rise and multiple suspects eliminated until we''re left with breathless game of cat-and-mouse'' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said, She Said ''The sense of dread deepens as the snow falls in Ruth Ware''s tensely plotted and deliciously cast alpine thriller'' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House **The unmissable new thriller from the queen of the modern-day murder mystery.** Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold. The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask - would someone resort to murder, to get what they want? Praise for Ruth Ware''s addictive thrillers: ''Atmospheric and eerie with Agatha Christie vibes '' Prima ''Ruth Ware just gets better and better'' Lisa Jewell, author of The People Upstairs ''A dark tale by one of the best thriller writers around'' Independent ''Will hold you captive until the brilliant ending'' Shari Lapena, author of Someone We Know
Jo Nesbo is one of the world''s bestselling crime writers, with The Leopard , Phantom , Police, The Son, The Thirst and Knife all topping the Sunday Times bestseller charts. He''s an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages, selling over 45 million copies around the world. Before becoming a crime writer, Nesbo played football for Norway''s premier league team Molde, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business school and formed the band Di Derre (''Them There''). They topped the charts in Norway, but Nesbo continued working as a financial analyst, crunching numbers during the day and gigging at night. When commissioned by a publisher to write a memoir about life on the road with his band, he instead came up with the plot for his first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat . Sign up to the Jo Nesbo newsletter for all the latest news: jonesbo.com/newsletter
Louis de Bernieres is the master of historical fiction which makes you both laugh and cry. This book follows an unforgettable family after the Second World War. Daniel Pitt has seen a lot of action. He was an RAF fighter in the First World War and an espionage agent for the SOE in the Second. Now the conflicts he faces are closer to home. Daniel and Rosie''s marriage has fractured beyond repair and Daniel''s relationship with their son, Bertie, has been a failure since Bertie was a small boy. But after his brother Archie''s death, Daniel is keen for new perspectives. He first travels to Peshawar to bury Archie in the place he loved best, and then finds himself in Canada, avoiding his family and friends back in England. But some bonds are hard to break. Daniel and Bertie''s different experiences of war, although devastating, also bring with them the opportunity for the two to reconnect. If only they can find a way to move on from the past. Louis de Bernieres'' new novel is a moving account of an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. Daniel is a flawed but captivating hero, and this coming-of-old-age story illuminates both the effect of two World Wars on a generation and the irrepressible spirit and love that can connect families despite great obstacles.
''The Death of Mrs Westaway is Ruth Ware''s best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting'' AJ FINN, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she''s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast. There''s just one problem - Hal''s real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she''s honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger''s funeral and claim a bequest they''re not entitled to, it''s her. Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life... The brand new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 .
''Electrifying'' COLSON WHITEHEAD ''Absolutely unforgettable'' ROXANE GAY What we saw in those moments riveted us, and then it set us free In a time of rolling blackouts and terrible storms battering America, the neighbourhood of 1st Street, Charlottesville is attacked by violent white supremacists. Families, friends and strangers flee for their lives in an abandoned bus, taking refuge in Monticello, Thomas Jefferson''s historic plantation home in the hills above town. Over nineteen heart-stopping days the group find ways to care for and sustain one another as the world burns beneath them. Told by Da''Naisha Love, a young Black descendant of Jefferson and Sally Hemings, My Monticello is a searing indictment of racism past and present, and a powerful vision of resistance, hope and love.
TRANSLATION from FRENCH Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. In truth, confronting my parents, my social class, its poverty, racism and brutality came second. From early on I provoked shame and even disgust from my family and others around me. The only option I had was to get away somehow. This book is an effort to understand all that.
Édouard Louis grew up in Hallencourt, a village in northern France where many live below the poverty line. His bestselling debut novel about life there, It HAS SPARKED DEBATE on SOCIAL INEQUALITY, SEXUALITY and VIOLENCE.
It is AN EXTRAORDINARY PORTRAIT of ESCAPING from an UNBEARABLE CHILDHOOD, inspired by the authors own. Written with an openness and compassionate intelligence, ultimately, it asks, how can we create our own freedom?
Debut dt: Die letzte Reise der Meerjungfrau - oder wie Jonah Hancock über Nacht zum reichen Mann wurde. Roman, geb. 3.2018 1785, London, Die Meerjungfrau, die ein Kapitän aus Übersee mitgebracht hat, versetzt ganz London in Staunen. Jonah steigt in die obersten Kreise der Gesell-schaft auf und verkauft seine Meerjungfrau schliesslich für eine schwindelerregende Summe, denn er möchte der Edelkurtisane Angelica Neal seine Gunst erweisen.
Autorin: Englische Archäologin und Anthropologin
Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.
SONNY''S ON THE RUN Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. HE''S BEEN LIED TO HIS WHOLE LIFE But then one prisoner''s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny''s disgraced father. SONNY WANTS REVENGE He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. WHATEVER THE COST
Freedom comes in many forms... At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. She had imagined - what was it she had imagined? Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms. One more toddler bedtime, and she fears she might lose her mind. Instead, quite suddenly, she starts gaining things, surprising things that happen one night when her child will not sleep. Sharper canines. Strange new patches of hair. New appetites, new instincts. And from deep within herself, a new voice... With its clear eyes on contemporary womanhood and sharp take on structures of power, Nightbitch is an outrageously original, joyfully subversive read that will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. Addictive enough to be devoured in one sitting, this is an unforgettable novel from a blazing new talent.
**A Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Irish Times, Refinery29, TLS and The White Review Book of the Year 2018** A provocative novel about the desire and duty to procreate, from the author of the critically acclaimed How Should A Person Be?
Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood - whether or not to have children - with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim.
Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti's narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, friends, mysticism and chance, she struggles to make a moral and meaningful choice.
In a compellingly direct mode that straddles the forms of the novel and the essay, Motherhood raises radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how - and for whom - to live.