A tennis match in the 16th-century between the Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco Quevedo, played with a ball made from beheaded Anne Boleyn's hair, decides the fate of the world. Translated by Natasha Wimmer.
An allegorical novel in three parts is set in the fictional High Mountains of seventeenth-century Portugal and beyond, where characters explore questions of loss and faith while on a quest, while tackling ghosts, and in the contemporary world.
When celebrated Brazilian writer Beatriz Yagoda, who is deep in gambling debt, disappears, Emma, her American translator, flies to Brazil where she and Beatriz's children conspire to solve the mystery of her disappearance and staunch the colorful demands of her various outstanding affairs.
A legendary opera singer tries to discover who betrayed her secret past as a courtesan when she is offering her a chance at immortality through a libretto that tells her tale in the new novel from the author of Edinburgh.
An aimless amateur translator struggling under the thumb of an oppressive parent and an ambitious medical researcher from a hippie family endure tests to their bond and question their priorities as their wedding approaches.
This work of literary speculative fiction by the author of Troll: A Love Story is set in an alternate-world extreme welfare state, and follows the experiences of a woman whose addiction to illegal chili peppers pits her against state-controlled love, sex and free will.
Told through interweaving narratives that move between past and present, a debut novel follows a young ballerina of rare talent whose life is upended when she falls in love with her much-older mentor, and a professor of dance at a Midwestern college who has a risky affair with a student that threatens to destroy everything she has worked so hard for.
Assembling at their country house one final time before it is sold, four siblings and their children share past memories, hidden passions and devastating secrets that threaten to overwhelm them.
Struggling to come to terms with his older brother who disappeared seven years ago, fifteen-year-old Rocky is seduced by a wealthy older girl in the wake of a mysterious double murder that forces the town to confront past misdeeds.
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.
Pressured by a patron who would buy a cardinalship, a sixteenth-century relic hunter and his best friend unsuccessfully forge a shroud before being placed in the custody of mercenaries to steal another shroud, the celebrated Shroud of Chambéry.
A man who shares details of his personal life on an online hotel review site, including the end of his marriage and a romance with someone called "K," suddenly goes missing.