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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson - £8.99
A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312 and Aurora.   The waters rose, submerging New York City.   But the residents adapt ... more
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Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.   The town of Winthrop has decided it needs ... more
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Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - £10.99
After decades of British rule Kenya has declared its independence, but drought and poor harvests still govern the village of Ilmorog. Undeterred, Munira, Karega, Wanja and Abdulla each move to Ilmorog in search of a more provincial life, only to find ... more
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The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea by Denis Thériault - £8.99
A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the award-winning author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman.   The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief.   Set on the rugged north shore o ... more
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The Man on the Middle Floor by Elizabeth Moore - £8.99
Mark Haddon meets Elizabeth Haynes in this unforgettable debut novel.   Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spen ... more
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The Evening Road by Laird Hunt - £8.99
Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw. Quick of mind and pleasing to the eye, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1920, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration.  Meet Calla ... more
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Sight by Jessie Greengrass - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   The extraordinary first novel from the author of the prize-winning An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It.   It seemed, at times, an act of profound ... more
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So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans by Nicholas Laughlin (Editor) - £8.99
So Many Islands breaks out bold new writing from the distant shores of countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific oceans. Here you will find poems about revolution and protest. You will be transported to Marakei, ‘the women’s i ... more
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies ling ... more
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - £12.99
A Sunday Times bestseller. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZE. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018.   THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.   One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hear ... more
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The Maid's Room by Fiona Mitchell - £8.99
For readers of The Help and The Invention of Wings, a searing and sweeping debut novel that gives a new and unforgettable perspective on modern day domestic workers.   Set in the blistering heat of Singapore, The Maid's Room follows the live ... more
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward - £8.99
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal  An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope a ... more
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Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan - £8.99
It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn't... It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands... And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping str ... more
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Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma - £8.99
Brazilian-born doctor André Cabral is living in London when one day he receives a letter from his home country, which he left nearly thirty years ago. A letter he keeps in his pocket for weeks, but tells no one about.   The letter prompts And ... more
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When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018  Guardian’s Best Books of 2017 Daily Telegraph’s Best Books of 2017 Observer Best Books of 2017 Fina ... more
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The Devils' Dance by Hamid Ismailov - £8.99
On New Year’s Eve 1938, the writer Abdulla Qodiriy is taken from his home by the Soviet secret police and thrown into a Tashkent prison. There, to distract himself from the physical and psychological torment of beatings and mindless interrogations, ... more
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The Boat People by Sharon Bala - £12.99
Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism.   When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan an ... more
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru - £8.99
A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.  Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter ... more
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The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - £12.99
'The best lives leave a mark.'   A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws us home.  Mara’s island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her da ... more
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Ashland & Vine by John Burnside - £8.99
Kate, a grieving, semi-alcoholic film student, invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral-history documentary. Jean declines, but makes her a bizarre counter-offer: if Kate can stay sober for four days, she will tell her a story. If she can sta ... more
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My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci - £8.99
Yugoslavia, 1980s: a 16-year-old Muslim girl named Emine is married off to a man she hardly knows. But what was meant to be a happy match soon goes terribly wrong. Her country is torn apart by war and she flees with her family.   Decades later Emi ... more
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Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £14.99
An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan.   The breathtaking debut from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction ... more
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This Family of Things by Alison Jameson - £8.99
On his way back up from the yard Bird had seen something white and round – a girl who had curled herself into a ball. Lifting her was like retrieving a ball of newspaper from out of the grass or an empty crisp bag that someone had flung over the di ... more
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Fractured Destinies by Rabai Al-Madhoun - £11.99
Palestinian-Armenian Ivana eloped with a British doctor in the 1940s, in the midst of the Nakba, and emigrated to England.   Over half a century later, her daughter Julie has been tasked with her dying wish: to take her ashes back to their old ... more
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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke - £7.99
A powerful novel about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV/Channel 4 show Empire.  When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren ... more
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The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal - £12.99
A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon  Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 19 ... more
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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto - £7.99
Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan. It is a startlingly original first work by Japan's brightest young literary star and is now a cult film.  When Kitchen ... more
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The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018   For weeks, someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minarets of the city’s mosques, striking fear into the hearts of Christians and Muslims alike. Then when shots ring out on the Grand ... more
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A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert - £8.99
From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Dark Room, an extraordinary new novel.   Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. A Boy In Winter tells of the three ... more
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The Patriots by Sana Krasikov - £8.99
Growing up in 1930s Brooklyn, Florence Fein will do anything to escape the confining values of her family and her city, and create a life of meaning and consequence. When a new job and a love affair lead her to Moscow, she doesn't think twice about a ... more
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A Separation by Katie Kitamura - £8.99
A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, alone, she gets word that her ex-husband has gone missing in a re ... more
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Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty - £8.99
A Guardian / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Herald Scotland / Mail on Sunday Book of the Year Winner of the Bord Gáis Novel of the Year   A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly to Amsterdam for a midwinter break. A holiday to refres ... more
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Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin - £8.99
Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand.   In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts — an arm, a leg, an eye — Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechani ... more
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - £8.99
Costa Book Awards Winner 2017.   Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the ... more
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Prague Noir by Pavel Mandys (Editor) - £12.99
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. The noir quotient ... more
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Protest! Stories of Resistance by Ra Page (Editor) - £12.99
Whatever happened to British protest?  For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power.   ... more
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A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017 "When I finished Sara Baume’s new novel I immediately felt sad that I could not send it in the post to the late John Berger. He, too, would have loved it and found great joy in its honesty, its agility, ... more
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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo - £8.99
“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”   Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a mar ... more
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The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments by Ann Quin - £10.00
This new collection of rare and unpublished writing by the cult 1960s author Ann Quin explores the risks and seductions of going over the edge.  The stories cut an alternative path across innovative twentieth-century writing, bridging the world ... more
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman - £8.99
The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now ... more
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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney - £8.99
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR   Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she perform ... more
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Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani - £8.99
New York Times Notable Book of the Year   1963. Kenya is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule. In the Great Rift Valley, Kenyans of all backgrounds come together in the previously white-only establishment of the Jakaranda Ho ... more
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Folk by Zoe Gilbert - £14.99
A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award.  The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place.  The air hangs rich with ... more
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The Blacker the Berry... by Wallace Thurman - £12.99
The groundbreaking Harlem Renaissance novel about prejudice within the black community.  Emma Lou Morgan’s skin is black. So black that it’s a source of shame to her not only among the largely white community of her hometown of Boise, Id ... more
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2023: A Trilogy by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - £8.99
Well we're back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT.  Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story - ... more
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The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney - £8.99
The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies.  Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is.   This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritag ... more
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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen - £8.99
The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.  In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, t ... more
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Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor - £8.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD  A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AN FT BOOK OF THE YEAR A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR  From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. Reservoir 13 tell ... more
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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins - £8.99
It is the long, hot summer of 1963 and New York is filled with lovers, dreamers and protestors. Young African-American women grow out their hair and discover the taste of new freedoms. Young men, white and black, travel south to fight against segrega ... more
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This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan - £8.99
A TELEGRAPH AND ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE MONTH LRB BOOK OF THE WEEK CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH   Ross Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to t ... more
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What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons - £8.99
A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death – from one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35  Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian.  She is American, but ... more
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