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.
Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done. When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. The Only Ones is a time-old story about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.
A young widow with an addiction is lured away to a remote farm by a shady company called Delicious Foods, where she is held captive and forced into hard labor while she struggles to become reunited with her young son. 20,000 first printing.
This collection of intertwined short stories follows the members of a wealthy family in Mexico City as they disperse across the globe, facing heartbreak and financial ruin, after their patriarch is kidnapped by shady underworld forces.
As the wars that have ravaged Britain fade into the past, Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, set out on a journey to find the son they have not seen in years, and are joined in their travels by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned charge and a knight.
Struggling with culture shock after leaving his tiny old-Dixie town to attend UC Berkeley, D'aron makes friends with three idiosyncratic characters who challenge him to protest his home community's annual Civil War reenactment. Reading-group guide. By the author of Hold It 'Til It Hurts.
A former rock star tries to overcome the break-up of his band, his mother's death, and his wife's desertion while living in his bathrobe and renting his childhood home to eccentric tenants and becoming entwined in their comically disastrous lives.
When his farewell departure for World War II is shattered by an act of violence involving an escaped German soldier, bombardier Frankie Washburn witnesses the unfolding of consequences that reverberate for several years.