"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera "Ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and the awful rumbling of time... More Info
Books may be Mayumi Saito's greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. 41 years old, a bored wife and a dutiful mother, Mayumi's job as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading but does little to remedy the boredom of her days. That is, until... More Info
In this follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, Lila is imprisoned by marriage, while Elena continues her journey of self-discovery, until their friendship, which is at the center of their emotional lives, forces them both to mature into women. Original.
Anna, Hanna, and Anny. Three young women, free spirits all, each one at odds with the age in which they live. Despite the centuries that divide them, their stories intersect—a surprising narrative technique that lends increasing tension and richness to this novel, which builds to a thrilling... More Info
It's the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore. The town is full of tourists and the at the Perpignan police headquarters, Sebag and Molino, two tired cops who are being slowly devoured by dull routine and family worries, deal with the day's misdemeanors and petty complaints... More Info
Twenty-eight-year-old Jana is a Mapuche, one of those “people of the earth” who roamed the most fertile tracts of the south American pampas for over two thousand years before being dispossessed in 1910 by the Argentinean constitution and transformed overnight into outlaws. Long black hair, big... More Info
An author begins a letter-exchanging relationship with an American soldier stationed in Iraq who excessively overeats to deal with the horrific violence around him in this surreal novel by the author of Hygiene and Assassin. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Two salesmen and a neighborhood grocer work together to open a rustic holiday farmhouse in the Italian countryside outside Naples only to be threatened by a local mobster who compels them to engage in a daring act of defiance. Original. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.
Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) Original. 50,000 first printing.
Winner of the prestigious Otra Orilla Award An unnamed author attends the International Congress of Biography and Memory in Jerusalem. He listens to a series of extraordinary life stories, but it is José Maturana—evangelical pastor, recovering drug addict, ex-con—with his captivating tale of... More Info
"Follows the life of liberated Jewish woman Else Krischer, who refuses to follow society's rules, lives life to the fullest and has a child with each of the three men she loves, all as World War I, the Roaring Twenties and the rise of Nazism take over Europe, the latter forcing Else and her family... More Info
In a satiric novel set in the California Desert, ethically corrupt incumbent congressman Randall Duke takes on Mary Swain, his sexy, well-financed opponent, who does not have a firm grip on American history or even the most basic economics. By the author of Shining City. Original.
The election of the country's first black president prompts failed novelist Zan Nordhoc and his wife to solve the mystery surrounding their adopted black daughter's life, an epic journey that helps a struggling family salvage its bonds. Original. 40,000 first printing.