India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of... More Info
A top-selling international work by the author of The Name of the Rose follows the controversial 19th-century story of a European world where violence and occult practices shaping key historical events are commonly linked by a solitary evil genius.
Losing their considerable prospects in the wake of the economic recession and an unexpected pregnancy, James and Kate turn to drug trafficking to make ends meet and participate in increasingly risky ventures, from a kidnapping to a shootout, to maximize their profits. Original.
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "People of the Book" has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
The author of Cloud Atlas's most ambitious novel yet, for the readers of Ishiguro, Murakami, and, of course, David Mitchell. The year is 1799, the place Dejima, the "high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island" that is the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window to the world. It is also the... More Info
One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family's house. It's the body of Anu Krishnan. For Anu, a writer seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas' "back-house" in the sleepy mountain town of Merrit's Point was the ideal spot to take a year off and... More Info
From the pen of a master the #1 bestselling, Booker Prizewinning author ofAtonement comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturdayis... More Info
From Michael Ondaatje: an electrifying new novel, by turns thrilling and deeply moving -- one of his most vividly rendered and compelling works of fiction to date. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly "Cat's Table"... More Info
Five-year-old Eva Farkas is smuggled in a flour sack across the Hungarian border to escape the Nazis. When she returns to politically charged Hungary years later, her relationship with an American teacher deepens as they rescue a child from abuse.
More than sixty years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac sat down in New York City to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. The two authors were then at the dawn of their careers, having yet to write... More Info
From James Howard Kunstler, the best selling author of THE LONG EMERGENCY, comes a sequel to his popular 2008 novel WORLD MADE BY HAND that continues the story of Union Grove, New York, after the oil has run out and the electricity has flickered off.
Identifying common themes shared by many of the 20th century's favorite novels, an analysis of what made them best-sellers recounts the experiences and discoveries the author shared with students in his popular modern literature college courses. Original.
Living with a weird brother in a small town can be tough enough. Having a spectacular fall through the ice at a skating party and nearly drowning are grounds for embarrassment. But having a vision and narrating it to the assembled crowd solidifies your status as an outcast. What Ruby Carson saw... More Info
James Hoffman, George Ryga's biographer, provides a brilliant guide to the reader of this collection, with a compelling reappraisal of Ryga's fiction as far ahead of its time. The three short novels included here--Hungry Hills, Ballad of a Stonepicker and Night Desk--draw from the same large canvas... More Info
``How could I have imagined so surrealist and seductive a world? One does not like the heat, yet its constancy, its all-surroundingness, is as fascinating as the smell of musk. Every moment is slow, as if under warm greenish water....' In 1957, Page moved to Brazil with her husband, the Canadian... More Info
In this remarkable volume, one of Canada's most celebrated artists has collaborated with a distinguished professor of English to create a work of art and scholarship both beautiful and informative.Sir Phillip Sydney, one of the earliest of English literary critics, claimed that the purpose of... More Info
Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and a Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend's death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience full of humour... More Info
"Fear of Fighting searches for meaning in the mundane. Set in the urban landscape of downtown Toronto, the story revolves around Marnie, a broken hearted young woman fighting to find something more."--Back cover.
Working as prostitutes in Antwerp's red-light district, four African women are shattered by the murder of one of their number and are brought closer together by the personal histories that they previously hid from one another. 25,000 first printing.
When his crime-blotter yarn about a Bigfoot-like creature incites a wave of hysteria in a New York City neighborhood, a newspaper reporter's attempt to set the record straight results in exponentially incredulous tales about murders, robberies and pie thefts. By the author of These Children Who... More Info
In San Francisco during the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper must deal with a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover.
Summer, 1978. Among the thousands of Soviet Jews who have landed in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are the members of the Krasnansky family-- three generations of Russian Jews. Together they will spend six months in Rome-- their way station and purgatory.
A dark tale inspired by a true case encountered by the author as a police beat reporter follows the experiences of a young victim of domestic violence whose memory is further compromised by community perceptions.
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTSRANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENTKENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen Kingwho has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and... More Info
North America's first gangster novel?originally published in 1928?this page-turning thriller features characters both charming and terrifying. Set in Toronto during the era of speakeasies and underworld vendettas, the tale centers on Harry Trotter, an amoral figure who loses his job and his wife in... More Info
"From the multi-talented and versatile Gloria Vanderbilt comes an all-new series of stories that are touching, surprising, enigmatic, and told in a beautifully calibrated prose--stories that seize upon a situation, a brief moment that is resonant with the random static of everyday disaster--stories... More Info