CHARLES YU£12.99 £12.08
“A funny, biting take down of the racism in the entertainment industry…both humorous and heartrending.” (The Independent) Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist: he’s merely Generic Asian man, always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. Here, he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain… A moving, daring send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes.
Karen Powell£16.98 £15.79
“Evocative and engrossing.” (Heat Magazine) North Yorkshire, 1955. Alexander, Tom, and his sister Lennie, discover the body of their childhood friend Danny Masters in the river. Did he jump, or was it an accident? In the weeks that follow the tragic drowning, the river begins to give up its secrets. As the truth about Danny’s death emerges, other stories come to the surface that threaten to destroy everyone’s plans for the future and, ultimately, their very way of life.
Richard Francis£16.98 £15.79
“A triumph.” (Samantha Harvey) An elderly academic on his way home is approached by a homeless woman. She tells him her name is Laura. So begins a nightmarish journey for Gerald, a historian forced to look back and ask himself if he has lived a good life—or even a decent one. The problem with exploring the past, Gerald will soon see, is that there are an infinite number of ways to travel through it.
Valerie Perrin£16.98 £15.79
"A funny and moving story of one woman’s belief that everything will turn out right.” (Stylist) Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery. She tends the graves, and cares for the mourners with coffee, wine, and companionship. All the while she closely guards her own, difficult past, until a visitor’s inexplicable gesture turns out to be connected to her tragic secret… The heart-warming, tender story of a woman who believes obstinately in happiness, despite it all.
Christelle Dabos£15.99 £14.87
"Fantasy phantastique!" (The Times) Long ago, following the cataclysmic Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, now known as arks. The inhabitants of each e ark possess a unique power. Ophelia, with her ability to read the pasts of objects, must navigate this fantastic, disjointed, perilous world full of intrigue and suspense… In the third volume of The Mirror Visitor Quartet, our heroine finds herself in the magical city of Babel, guarding a secret that may provide the key to both past and future.
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Renzo Piano and Carlo Piano£14.99 £13.94
“An intimate and insightful chronicle of exploration and revelation.” (Kirkus Reviews) World-famous architect Renzo Piano and his son Carlo set sail from Genoa one late Summer day, guided by the desire felt by many explorers before them: to find Atlantis, the perfect city, built to harbour a perfect society. Renzo, a man who can not only measure land at a glance but also the sea’s infinite geometry, returns to the places where he has erected his works, mosaic pieces in an infinite quest for perfection.
Massimo Recalcati£10.99 £10.22
"A brilliant, stirring analysis." (La Stampa) As the Gospels tell us, after the Last Supper Jesus retreats to the olive grove of Gethsemane. His prayers are interrupted when Judas arrives with a group of armed men, and kisses him. That kiss has become a powerful symbol of the wrenching experience of betrayal, and abandonment. Massimo Recalcati, one of Italy’s highest regarded psychoanalysts, traces the relationship between biblical text and psychoanalytical theory, revealing human life in all its fragility.
Julia Kerninon£13.99 £13.01
"A superb novel about self-sacrifice." (Elle France) Helen and Franck’s relationship is an explosive mix of love, friendship, creativity, and rivalry. When Franck makes a spectacular debut on the art scene, Helen remains faithfully by his side in apparently total self-abnegation. But are Helen and Franck who they appear to be? Are they victims or monsters? In a series of twists and turns, Kerninon leaves simple distinctions behind to progress on to far more intriguing terrain.