The Overstory presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who is already there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, andmarried, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and theabusive Mr. Mcleod. Decades later, with Susan now dead, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage, and how — gradually, relentlessly — everything falling apart, as she succumbed to depression and worse while he struggled to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us (sometimes all at once), of how, as Paul puts it, "first love fixes a life forever"—
Reimagines Shakespeare's "Macbeth," set in a rundown industrial town, Hekate, a drug dealer tells Inspector Macbeth he will replace the chief of police Duncan and his lover Lady plots to make it happen.
A shy college freshman finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women's movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend. By the best-selling author of The Interestings.
A highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning The Song of Achilles follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals. 75,000 first printing.
Translated for the first time in English, a second novel from a notable 20th-century Brazilian writer consists almost entirely of interior monologues that draw readers into the world of Virginia, a woman who leads an isolated life and seeks freedom via the clay figurines she sculpts.
An Italian youth raised to revere the genius artist father who abandoned their family strives to become worthy of his father's attentions through a series of failed career pursuits before he hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy.
A collection of nine stories follows a diverse set of protagonists who struggle with fate, from a steel mill worker who is transformed by the brutal power of the furnaces he works with, to a fisherman who succumbs to an obsession while sailing through overfished waters.
Reconnecting with his group of childhood friends after one of them committed suicide, thirty-year-old Mikey needs to confront dark secrets from his past involving his father to assess how they may be impacting his current emotional stupor.
A teenage girl squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her disgraced college professor father in the swamps of the American South begins an unbalanced relationship with the rich, bratty son of a developer who has bought the property.
The internationally best-selling author of The Time Traveler's Wife collaborates with the illustrator of such seminal works as From Hell to present a collection of 16 different stories that explore the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres. 20,000 first printing.
"A multi-generational story of fathers and sons during the second half of the twentieth century in England"—
Learning that a painting that was stolen from his family during World War II has been found, Hungarian native Matt Santos is challenged to repair complicated relationships, uncover important family history and restore his own connection to Judaism in order to recover the artwork. By the author of Harry, Revised.
Learning that he does not have long to live and will need to figure out how to provide for his developmentally disabled adult son, a widower signs up as a census taker for a mysterious government bureau and leaves town with his son on a cross-country journey.
"A big shouldered, big trouble thriller set in mobbed up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of THE UNTOUCHABLES and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS"—