A crime reporter looks back on his career and recounts four epic stories in Mafia-run Palermo, Italy, in the 1980s including the tale about a made man who refused to become a professional killer and daughter searching for her lost honor.
In a story exploring the theme of the artist's isolation, Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, and debauched editor Terry Crabtree struggle to rekindle their friendship, a sense of adventure, and purpose in their lives. Reprint.
Parallel narratives trace a psychologically charged cat-and-mouse case involving a psychopath who enlists young burnouts to bring him human sacrifices and the troubled police detective who would stop him. By the author of There Is No Year. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Ignoring rumors about her family's claim to the throne after moving to the city of Belisaere, Clariel dreams of escaping to a hunter's life while trying to outmaneuver a Free Magic creature, an unwanted betrothal, and a plot against King Orrikan.
Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.
A collection of contemporary short stories about modern England includes monster tales, near-memoir pieces and mini-sagas of family and social fracture as triggered by sex, marriage and class.
Struggling to adapt within her newly blended family in 1964 Mississippi, young Sunny witnesses increasingly scary community agitation when activists from the North arrive in town to help register African-Americans to vote.
After dying at the age of 16, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out the changes in his relationships.
Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle — but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself.
Triggering a romance and debate by seeking shelter in a church and becoming a minister's wife, homeless Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.
A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.
A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival in such stories as "After Action Report" and "Money as Weapons System."
An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body, until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her.
Teenagers Adam and Alice struggle with the terrifying reality that they are reaching the age when some of the children created by the fertility treatment that spawned them begin to turn feral, while their aunt, Cynthia, fights to protect their lives froma troop of feral offspring threatening to invade their refuge.
Struggling with grief and financial hardships after the death of her beloved husband, widow Nora Webster struggles to support her four children and clings to secrecy in the intrusive community of her childhood before finding her voice.
While freelance journalist Naomi places her safety in the hands of a suspicious graduate student to investigate a philosopher's murder, her rival and lover, Nathan, contracts a rare STD while documenting a surgeon's controversial work in organ trafficking.
A sequel to the Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice finds warship weapon-turned-soldier Breq journeying with a troublesome crew to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once murdered. Original. 25,000 first printing.