This novel traces the impact of childhood trauma on the lives of a beautiful multiracial woman, the man she loves, and an abused white girl who looks to her for help.
Taking place in the American Southwest, an anthology of short stories, celebrating the author's trademark blend of humor and melancholy, finds miracles in everyday life and uncovers moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, homes of the upper class and hotel dining rooms.
He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa's casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
The beating death of a once-respected Egyptian landowner-turned-servant in a luxury club subjects his widow and sons to poverty and turbulent politics that force the club's oppressed employees to make a life-risking choice.
A major story collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Orphan Master's Son includes two previously unpublished pieces and explores themes of love, loss and the consequences of decisions made in the face of tragedy.
After reluctantly accepting an old friend's invitation to spend a weekend in the English countryside, reclusive writer Leonora wakes up in a hospital badly injured, unable to recall what happened and confronting a growing certainty that someone involved has died.
Falling off the balcony of a 27-story high rise, a goldfish peeks into the lives of the building's residents, including a grad student who engages in a love triangle, a pregnant woman who fights cravings while on bed rest, and a marginalized building superintendent.
A provocative new collection of short stories by the New York Times best-selling and Hugo Award-winning author of Kraken explores a range of styles and forms to explore an alternate universe where nature provocatively renders the human race an endangered species.
A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband's infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer.
A woman "examiner" and a man, her "claimant," move into a small house where the examiner teaches the claimant the most simple functions and monitors his progress, until an encounter at a party raises doubts about everything he has learned.
Haunting, moving and seductive, a collection from an award-winning, best-selling author showcases his writing as he explores themes of love and memory in seven stories. By the author of The Sound of Things Falling.