From the award-winning novelist and short story writer Maile Meloy, Devotion: A Rat Story is an exquisitely unsettling tale about a young single mother whose new home becomes a kind of nightmare she must resolve on her own.
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.
In the small Nigerian town of Akure in the mid-1990s, four brothers take advantage of their strict father's extended absence to skip school and go fishing where they meet a dangerous local madman whose mystic prophecy of violence tears their close-knit family apart.
When their younger sibling returns, the three oldest Blair children find their lives disrupted in ways they could have never imagined as they each tell their story that is interwoven with portraits of their family at crucial points in their history.
To mark its 50th anniversary, a new translation of The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass, including a huge cast characters, including Oskar Matzerath, the indomitable drummer; his family; Oskar's midget friends Bebra and Roswitha Raguna. Translated by Breon Mitchell.
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.
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.