When Jess, a nobody with a master's degree drifting around Portland, lies his way into the job of chauffeur for an up-and-coming NBA player and his young, white wife, he becomes fascinated by them and positions himself as their perverse savior.
An incisive portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life, in a debut novel that spans three decades, two continents, and two generations. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Reprint.
A U.S. release of an award-winning novel by the creator of the Israeli sitcom, Arab Labor, follows the experiences of a highly respected Jerusalem attorney who embarks on a jealous search upon finding a love letter in his wife's handwriting.
Follows a family of Russian immigrants who move to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, and discover that the lines between the old world and the new are very blurred and the things they thought they had left behind are readily available in America.
On a historic estate that once housed an artist's colony, the husband and wife living there make a discovery that leads them into a thrilling journey into the past. The more that they investigate, the more the secrets of the house and the people who lived there are revealed.
Published for the first time, this Beckett story was originally intended to appear in a collection of interrelated stories, More Pricks Than Kicks, but was rejected by the editor due to inconsistencies in the collective narrative.
David Warburg, the new director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end and is determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews. However, he becomes disillusioned when he discovers the Vatican ratline, an escape route maintained by church offices for Nazi war criminals.
After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself.
A collection of short stories of turbulent love by the award-winning author of Ecstatic Cahoots is set in gritty urban environments and offers insight into the author's use of lyrical, impressionist language. 15,000 first printing.
When twelve-year-old cartography genius T.S. Spivet receives a prestigious award, he leaves his quiet ranch home in Montana for Washington, D.C., and he learns more about himself and the world around him on his journey.
When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. It does ... but then the mouse begins to regress.
Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter, and Alzheimer's patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors, and her own denial.
"On a train to Berlin in late 1930, William Bradshaw locks eyes with Arthur Norris, an irresistibly comical fellow Englishman wearing a rather obvious wig and nervous about producing his passport at the frontier. So begins a friendship conducted in the seedier quarters of the city, where Norris runs a dubious import-export business and lives in excited fear of his bullying secretary, his creditors, and his dominatrix girlfriend, Anni. As the worldwide economic Depression strangles the masses and the Communists make a desperate stand against Fascism and war, Norris sells himself as political orator, spy, and double agent. He also sells his friends"—Page 4 of cover.
A tale spanning 150 years and two continents re-imagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women.