In 2052 London, a homeless man who believes he has the magical ability to communicate with animals sets off on a quest to release all the animals from the London Zoo before the members of a suicide cult can destroy them.
A shocking debut novel by the acclaimed African writer recounts the story of Elba and of a rural girl's life and unhappy marriage in Mogadishu, in a celebration of the human spirit and a challenge to male chauvinism. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Seeking help for their socially incompetent genius daughter, Tilly, after the latest in a series of school expulsions, the Hammond family moves to a spiritual compound in the New Hampshire woods, where they hope for a solution from a charismatic guru.
Revealing the fragile humanity that connects Americans and Iraqis, this novel cuts from America to Iraq and back again, intertwining the lives of three people: a restless young woman at an end-of-summer barbecue in Utah, an American soldier in occupied Baghdad and an Iraqi math professor who fears the U.S. invasion of his country.
As the U.S. military prepares to leave Iraq, Lieutenant Jack Porter becomes obsessed with the story of a lost American soldier who had a romance with a local sheikh's daughter and tries to discover what happened to him.
Now a resident in a retirement home, a former aspiring artist and taco seller whose ôGringo Dogö recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, fends off boredom by antagonizing his neighbors, torturing American missionaries with passages from Adorno and flirting with the revolutionary greengrocer.
Forced to flee his native country after his journalist father is murdered for criticizing their tyrannical government, Keita, a talented runner, becomes part of an illegal underground network of athletes who participate in competitions to win survival money.
The trailblazing patriarch of a proud Kentucky clan, his daughter, and a black ex-prisoner embark on an effort to reclaim the family's near-mythic legacy by breeding champion horses, an endeavor that is challenged by divided ambitions, the farm's ugly past, and a willful thoroughbred filly.
After accidentally killing his best friend's 5-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives his own young son to his friend's family according to ancient tradition, a decision that helps both families reach a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary.
Viet Thanh Nguyen follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots, who are starting a new life on 1975 Los Angeles.
After he inherits a roofless, half-renovated mansion in black Philadelphia, and subsequently discovers a daughter he never knew he had, Warren Duffy and his daughter search for a new life as they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love.
Close to aging out of the foster care system, Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer takes a community service position helping an elderly woman named Vivian clean out her home. Molly discovers that she and Vivian are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past.
In medieval Japan a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne.
Written in the form of a standardized test, Multiple Choice invites the reader to respond to virtuoso language exercises and short narrative passages through multiple-choice questions that are thought-provoking, usually unanswerable, and often absurd. It offers a new kind of reading experience, one in which the reader participates directly in the creation of meaning, and the nature of storytelling itself is called into question.
A debut novel set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and the last days of Steinbeck's Cannery Row follows the 1940 arrival of 15-year-old artist Margot, who is seduced by the world of biologist Ed Ricketts while her father embarks on a controversial project.
Refusing to age quietly, take antidepressants or accept the inevitable loss of her longtime husband, Joy Bergman shocks her children when, after becoming a widow, she reconnects with a former flame from her college days, turning as willful and rebellious as the younger members of their family.
Detective Manon Bradshaw is listening to her police radio late one night when she hears an alert that draws her into a strange case: the disappearance of Edith Hind, a beautiful, upper-class graduate student at Cambridge University with ties to the Royal Family.
In 1917, dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett, on the sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama, ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons until their lives violently collide in dark and horrific ways with those of Ohio farmer Ellsworth Fiddler.
A collection of nine summertime stories set in and around Cape Canaveral follows the complicated lives of protagonists against backdrops of such events as the moon launch, Watergate and the release of Dirty Dancing. By the author of Send Me.