Exploring the themes of race, class, and coming-of-age, a collection of stories about growing up in a land shaped by love, loss, and violence introduces a cast of characters who protect, betray, wound, undermine, bolster, define, and ultimately, save each other.
After his girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, lovesick college student Henry, plagued by sleepless nights and sick delusions, is kidnapped by two strangers who claim to be future versions of himself sent to help him win Val back.
In this English-language translation to the Irish modernist novel, the dead don't roll in their graves — but they certainly don't rest in peace, either. Ó Cadhain's book, told all in the dialogue of the deceased, crafts a portrait of a small town seething in resentment, regret and humor.
Keeping his deathbed promise to his father — to free the small town of Mir Ali in Pakistan's Tribal Areas from oppressors — Hayat is forced to make terrible choices during a single morning when his brother, Sikander, and his troubled wife, Mina, are taken hostage by members of the Taliban.
"Modeled on true events, The Prisoner is a fast-paced thriller that brings the byzantine politics and the moral ambiguities of justice in Pakistan to life. With a gritty authenticity based on personal experience, Omar Hamid reveals a society where corruption and extremism are commonplace, and the line between the good guys and the bad guys is never as clear as we would like."
Enduring private misery in spite of a well-appointed life in suburban Zürich with her distant Swiss banker husband and young children, Anna Benz experiments with unfulfilling hobbies before engaging in a series of surprising sexual affairs.
Gregory Bridgerton has fallen head over heels for gorgeous Hermione Watson, despite the fact she is love with another, and joins forces with Hermione's best friend, Lady Lucinda Abernathy, to stop the disastrous alliance, but love has its own way of turning everything upside down.
The rakish Duke of Hastings will stop at nothing to hold the marriagemongers and matchmakers of his town at bay, even if it means pretending to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton, but strong feelings soon intervene on both sides of this convenient arrangement.