Fiction

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    The Ego Makers
    A Novel
    By Donald Everett Axinn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In a fast-paced, powerful novel of corporate America in the free-wheeling 1980s, a successful construction company executive is swept up in the risky, seductive world of big business and bigger egos.... [READ MORE]
    Elegy for Kosovo
    A Novel
    By Ismail Kadare
    (Arcade Publishing)
    June 28, 1389: Six hundred years before Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic called for the repression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, there took place, on the Field of the Blackbirds, a battle shrouded in legend. A coalition of Serbs, Albanian Catholics, Bosnians, and Romanians confronted and were... [READ MORE]
    Music of a Life
    A Novel
    By Andreï Makine
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A brief but extraordinarily powerful novel by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers and Requiem for a Lost Empire, Music of a Life is set in the period just before, and two decades after, World War II.Alexeï Berg’s father is a well-known dramatist, his mother a famous opera singer. But during Stalin’s... [READ MORE]
    Nick and Jake
    An Epistolary Novel
    By Jonathan Richards, By Tad Richards
    (Arcade Publishing)
    America in 1953 seems hell-bent on squandering the flood tide of international goodwill earned in WWII. Senator Joe McCarthy is on a red-hunting rampage in Washington, and the fledgling CIA under Allen Dulles is starting to dabble in nation-building. Into this moment of history wander Nick Carraway and... [READ MORE]
    Monsieur
    An Erotic Novel
    By Emma Becker, Translated by Maxim Jakubowski
    (Arcade Publishing)
    What sort of woman has a taste for middle-aged, married men? Ellie, twenty years old and living in Paris, leads a light and carefree life until she meets “Mister”—a married surgeon approaching middle age. Beginning with their frenzied affair in a hotel room in the fifteenth arrondissement, Monsieur details... [READ MORE]
    Removal
    A Novel of Suspense
    By Peter Murphy
    (Arcade Publishing)
    United States president Steve Wade believes his latest affair, with the beautiful Lucia Benoni, is a secret. When Lucia is murdered under mysterious circumstances, FBI agent Kelly Smith is called to investigate. As he dives deeper into the case, he uncovers links between Lucia, a hostile foreign power,... [READ MORE]
    The Half Brother
    A Novel
    By Lars Saabye Christensen, Translated by Kenneth Steven
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At the end of World War II, twenty-year-old Vera is brutally raped by an unknown assailant. From that rape is born a boy named Fred, a misfit who later becomes a talented boxer. Vera’s young son, Barnum, forms a special but bizarre relationship with his half brother, fraught with rivalry and dependence... [READ MORE]
    Murder chez Proust
    A Mystery
    By Estelle Monbrun
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Adeline Bertrand-Verdon, the haughty, conniving president of the Proust Association, is murdered, Inspector Jean-Pierre Foucheroux is called on to lead the investigation. Soon Inspector Foucheroux is overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of suspects: from her assistant to her colleagues, her fiancé... [READ MORE]
    Emily & Herman
    A Literary Romance
    By John J. Healey
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The manuscript of this novel was discovered by John J. Healey in a box left by his grandfather, Professor Vincent P. Healey, after his death. This engaging work of fiction is a romantic account in which four iconic figures of American Letters play a leading role. In the summer of 1851 Herman Melville... [READ MORE]
    Children Are Diamonds
    An African Apocalypse
    By Edward Hoagland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This is not the Africa of Isak Dinesen, nor the Africa of Joy Adamson. This is the Africa of civil wars and tribal massacres, where the Lord’s Resistance Army recruits child-soldiers after forcing them to kill their parents and eat their hearts. The aid workers who voluntarily subject themselves to life... [READ MORE]
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