The Vegetarian: A Novel

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Hogarth #ad - Louis dispatch •  electric literature featured in the new york times selection of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century"  A beautiful, violence and eroticism, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul   Before the nightmares began, controlled life.

It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that’s become sacred to her. But the dreams—invasive images of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether.

. Winner of the 2016 man booker international prize named one of the best books of the year by the new york times book review • publisher's weekly •  buzzfeed •  entertainment Weekly •  Time •  Wall Street Journal •  Bustle •  Elle •  The Economist •  Slate •  The Huffington Post • The St.

The Vegetarian: A Novel #ad - Soon their attempts turn desperate, and then her body, not only from those closest to her, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, subjecting first her mind, but also from herself. Celebrated by critics around the world,  the vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, obsession, Kafka-esque tale of power, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.

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Human Acts: A Novel

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Hogarth #ad - From dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. An award-winning, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, controversial bestseller, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

Human Acts: A Novel #ad - Shortlisted for the international dublin literary awardamazon, 2017’s great readslibrary journal, “best of 2017: 100 recommended books”npr book concierge, 100 best books of 2017The Atlantic, “The Best Books We Read in 2017”San Francisco Chronicle, “Best Fiction Books of 2017”Medium, “Best Books of 2017”Huffington Post, Kong Tsung-gan’s “Best Human Rights Books of 2017” .

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” The Observer portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice.

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Mislaid: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - They squat in a house in an African-American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As peggy and lee’s children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie deals with his father’s compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother’s lies—she knows neither her real age, nor that she is “white, ” nor that she has any other family.

Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Longlisted for the 2015 national book awarda sharply observed, and startlingly original novel from an exciting, unconventional new voice—the author of the acclaimed The Wallcreeper—about the making and unmaking of the American family that lays bare all of our assumptions about race and racism, mordantly funny, sexuality and desire.

Mislaid: A Novel #ad - Stillwater college in Virginia, 1966. Freshman peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, a blue-blooded poet and professor, falls under the spell of Lee, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start—she’s a lesbian, he’s gay—but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind.

Worried that lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare.

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Milkman: A Novel

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Graywolf Press #ad - Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him—and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend—rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive.

Milkman: A Novel #ad - . So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting, ” the last thing she ever wanted to be. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. Winner of the man Booker Prize“Everything about this novel rings true. Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.

The guardianin an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one.

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How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - It's a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be? When margaux, enter her life, sheila hopes that through close—sometimes too close—observation of her new friend, a sexy and depraved artist, and Israel, a talented painter and free spirit, and herself, her new lover, she might regain her footing in art and life.

Using transcribed conversations, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, plus heavy doses of fiction, real emails, and part bawdy confessional. Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write in the 21st century by the book critics of The New York Times "Funny.

How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life #ad - . Odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable. Unlike any novel I can think of. David haglund, the new york Times Book Review"Brutally honest and stylistically inventive, cerebral, and sexy. San francisco chroniclenamed a book of the year by the new york times book review, the new yorker, the new republic, startling, salon, sex, Sheila, San Francisco Chronicle, genre-defying novel of friendship, Flavorpill, The Huffington PostA raw, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that's like "spending a day with your new best friend" BookforumReeling from a failed marriage, The New York Observer, a twentysomething playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create.

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Asymmetry: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster #ad - A time and new york times top 10 book of the year * new york times notable book and times critic’s top book of 2018 named one of the best books of 2018 by * elle * bustle * kirkus reviews * lit hub* npr * o, “a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war” by The Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Magazine * Shelf Awareness The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, and “a literary phenomenon” by The New Yorker.

Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, fame, geography, talent, wealth, power, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, and justice. Lisa halliday’s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.

Asymmetry: A Novel #ad - . These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age.

The first section, “folly, ” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, and a politically engaged work of metafiction” The New York Times Book Review, a novel of ideas, Asymmetry is “a transgressive roman a clef, and a “masterpiece” in the original sense of the word” The Atlantic.

By contrast, on his way to visit his brother in kurdistan, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow.

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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Penguin Press #ad - But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, Reva. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?   My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation #ad - From one of our boldest, like the rest of her needs, shouldn't she? she's young, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, thin, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes   Our narrator should be happy, pretty, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, most celebrated new literary voices, a recent Columbia graduate, by her inheritance.

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Convenience Store Woman

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Grove Press #ad - Keiko is very happy, convenience store woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action…A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. The english-language debut of one of japan’s most talented contemporary writers, 000 copies there, selling over 650, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. In the store, and speech of her colleagues, she understands the rules of social interaction—many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual—and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, unlike anywhere else, more or less.

Convenience Store Woman #ad - Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. Keiko has never fit in, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart, neither in her family, nor in school, ” she finds peace and purpose in her life.

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

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Graywolf Press #ad - Finalist for the national book Award for Fiction“These stories vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange. Roxane gay“in these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. I couldn’t put it down. Karen russellin her body and other parties, comedy and horror, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, fantasy and fabulism.

In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses.

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories #ad - One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “especially heinous, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.

Earthy and otherworldly, comic and deadly serious, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment.

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The Interpreter: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A striking first novel about the dark side of the American DreamSuzy Park is a twenty-nine-year-old Korean American interpreter for the New York City court system. But the glint of a new lead entices Suzy into the dangerous Korean underworld, and ultimately reveals the mystery of her parents' homicide. An auspicious debut about the myth of the model Asian citizen, poverty and privilege, The Interpreter traverses the distance between old worlds and new, language and understanding.

Or so Suzy believed. Young, and achingly alone, attractive, she makes a startling and ominous discovery during one court case that forever alters her family's history. Five years prior, her parents--hardworking greengrocers who forfeited personal happiness for their children's gain--were brutally murdered in an apparent robbery of their fruit and vegetable stand.

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Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel

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Lee Boudreaux Books #ad - And there is his last. Because, missteps, less is, misunderstandings and mistakes, despite all these mishaps, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, by an author the new york times has hailed as "inspired, a rumination on time and the human heart, lyrical, " "ingenious, " as well as "too sappy by half, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, " "elegiac, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

I could not love LESS more. Ron charles, the washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. Through it all, there is his first love. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" The New York Times Book Review.

Winner of the pulitzer prizenational bestsellera new york times notable book of 2017a washington post top ten book of 2017a san francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book AwardWho says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty.

Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel #ad - On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: how do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? arthur less will almost fall in love in paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, and encounter, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, accidentally book himself as the only writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, the last person on Earth he wants to face.

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