Parks, Tim

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Sex Is Forbidden
A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute, the Buddhist retreat where Beth Marriot has taken refuge, and that’s a big advantage. Beth has been working as a server, assisting in the kitchen and helping out—discreetly, so the meditators aren’t disturbed. The meditators are making big sacrifices to come... [READ MORE]
Painting Death
A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family, he has become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it’s not enough.Never satisfied with being anything short of the best, he comes up with a plan to put on the most exciting art exhibition... [READ MORE]
Cara Massimina
A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
The first Duckworth novel is "Better than Silence of the Lambs . . . Macabre fun orchestrated with immaculate precision. It's a killer" (Los Angeles Times) Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona, and Morris is not pleased. Living a meager existence in a squalid apartment, he... [READ MORE]
Hell and Back
Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges,... [READ MORE]
Mimi's Ghost
A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
The second Duckworth novel is "A wild and wacky thriller that's like sharing a roller-coaster ride with a suave maniac" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Morris Duckworth can't get over Massimina, or Mimi, as he likes to refers to her. But then, he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and... [READ MORE]
A Season with Verona
A Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and . . . Goals!
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football (which we Americans know as “soccer”) a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? After twenty years in the bel paese, Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of his hometown soccer club,... [READ MORE]
Cleaver
A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
Why would a man who has it all suddenly turn his back on the world at the height of his power? A celebrated journalist, broadcaster, and documentary filmmaker, Harold Cleaver has just trounced the president in a damning television interview. But balancing Cleaver's success is the unbearable scrutiny... [READ MORE]
Rapids
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
A riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature, in "the novel Tim Parks was born to write" (Sunday Telegraph, London). When 15 vacationers-six adults and nine adolescents-arrive in the Italian Alps to try their kayaking skills against the wild waters... [READ MORE]
Judge Savage
A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
Already a highly successful lawyer, Daniel Savage has just been promoted to the position of Crown Court judge—though jealous colleagues whisper that his promotion might be due to the fact that he is black. He decides that it’s finally time to settle down, forswear philandering, and rededicate himself... [READ MORE]
Juggling the Stars: A Novel
By Tim Parks
(Arcade Publishing)
Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints,... [READ MORE]
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