The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when it discovers that a 10-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret, about a spring of magical water that prevents the drinker from ever growing any older.
An innovative novel captures 10 conversations involving the narrator, a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens.
In 1914 Suffolk, Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, befriends the mysterious architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, known to the locals as "Mac." When war breaks out against Germany, the locals become increasingly suspicious of Mac and his curious behavior.
This collection of short stories from the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise depicts the forgotten lives of women who almost achieved fame and notoriety, including Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's niece and Edna St. Vincent Milay's sister. 30,000 first printing.
Chronicling the history of modern China through a controversial lens, a novel from a winner of the Noble Prize in Literature tells the story of Gugu, a revered midwife, who, to prove her allegiance to the Communist party, strictly enforces the one-child policy, performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. By the author of Red Sorghum.
Creating fantastical mail-order role-playing games from his apartment where he endures a life of solitude after a disfiguring injury, Sean is blamed for a disaster involving two high school student clients, an event that compels him to reevaluate his ownpast.
Describes the lives of family members, witnesses and suspects after three teenagers are murdered in a grisly ice cream shop arson, as well telling the perspective of the dead girls, who try to connect with the living from beyond. 25,000 first printing.
A man trapped inside a tanker truck during an illegal border crossing reflects on the trials of his life in Oaxaca and the events leading to his present circumstances while he and his fellow passengers desperately wait for rescue. A first novel by the award-winning author of The Golden Spruce.
While writing the biography of a cyber criminal whose virus allowed hundreds of asylum seekers and prisoners to escape, journalist Felix Moore struggles to convey the hacker's intentions as a political protest against Australia's relationship with the United States.