An innovative novel captures 10 conversations involving the narrator, a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens.
While writing the biography of a cyber criminal whose virus allowed hundreds of asylum seekers and prisoners to escape, journalist Felix Moore struggles to convey the hacker's intentions as a political protest against Australia's relationship with the United States.
After his parents' decide to move away from the corrupting influences of town, and to settle instead in rural Virginia, the narrator leads the reader through a gallery of scabrous youths and callous adults driven mad by the stubborn soil of the New World.
An anthology of short fiction captures the complexities of Appalachia, illuminating the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence and man and nature. By the best-selling author of Serena.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife, who is suffering with Parkinson's, and meets a dying former friend.
An elderly woman, content to sit down and write her memoir, is besieged by her family members, who involve her in a variety of dramas and follies.
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
Having passed a year marked by unlikely literary success, a potentially fatal medical diagnosis, and a friend's request to help her conceive a child, a man explores his prospects in a New York that is overwhelmed by frequent superstorms and social unrest.
Enduring budget cuts at his small liberal arts college, literature professor Jason Fitger despairs of his writing ambitions and imposed role in a star pupil's would-be opus while writing wryly comic, passive-aggressive letters to students and colleagues.
A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.
An unflinching portrait of marriage features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who transitions from an idealistic woman who once exchanged love letters with her husband and who confronts an array of universal difficulties.