Fiction

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    Family Sayings
    By Natalia Ginzburg
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Hailed upon publication as a groundbreaking memoir, giving the form “a new dimension, new possibilities, and . . . an aspect that is entirely new” (Times Literary Supplement), Family Sayings is Natalia Ginzburg’s masterpiece and a classic of contemporary Italian literature. Although it asks to be read... [READ MORE]
    The File on H.
    A Novel
    By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In the mid-1930s, two Irish Americans travel to the Albanian highlands with an early model of a marvelous invention, the tape recorder. Their mission? To discover how Homer could have composed works as brilliant and as long as The Iliad and The Odyssey without ever putting pen to paper. The answer, they... [READ MORE]
    The Pyramid
    A Novel
    By Ismail Kadare, Translated by David Bellos
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Egypt in the twenty-sixth century BC. The young pharaoh Cheops wants to forgo the construction of a pyramid in his honor, but his court sages hasten to persuade him otherwise. The pyramid, they tell him, is not a tomb but a paradox, designed to appease the masses by oppressing them. It is a symbol of... [READ MORE]
    Once Upon the River Love
    A Novel
    By Andreï Makine, Translated by Geoffrey Strachan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In the immense virgin pine forests of Siberia, where the snows of winter are vast and endless, sits the little village of Svetlaya. Once, the village had been larger, more prosperous, but time and the pendulum of history had reduced it by the 1970s to no more than a cluster of izbas.But for three young... [READ MORE]
    All Quiet on the Orient Express
    A Novel
    By Magnus Mills
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Magnus Mills’s first novel, The Restraint of Beasts, was hailed by Thomas Pynchon as a “comic wonder.” His second novel, All Quiet on the Orient Express, is an equally edgy blend of high-grade comedy and low-grade paranoia. With insidiously beguiling deadpan charm, Mills draws us again into the world... [READ MORE]
    Destiny
    A Novel
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Christopher Burton, the protagonist of this masterful novel, is one of Britain’s foremost foreign correspondents, the acknowledged world expert on Italian affairs. Three months after returning to London with his Italian wife for an extended stay, Burton receives a phone call at the reception desk of... [READ MORE]
    By Night Under the Stone Bridge
    By Leo Perutz, Translated by Eric Mosbacher
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Rudolf II, king of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, is paranoid, spendthrift, and wayward. In sixteenth-century Prague, seat of Christendom, he rules over an empty treasury and a court of parasites and schemers. Meanwhile in the ghetto, the Great Rabbi, mystic and seer, guides his people in the uneasy... [READ MORE]
    Master of the Day of Judgment
    A Novel
    By Leo Perutz, Translated by Eric Mosbacher
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Vienna, 1909. When the celebrated actor Eugen Bischoff is found dead in his garden pavilion, suspicion falls immediately on Baron von Yosch, a well-to-do army officer who was once the lover of the dead man’s wife. By all appearances—the door was locked from the inside when the two shots rang out—the... [READ MORE]
    Cycle of Violence
    A Mystery
    By Colin Bateman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Cycle of Violence, written with appealing verve and Colin Bateman’s unique blend of sinister violence and sidesplitting dialogue, is a thrill ride through Belfast’s most terrifying neighborhood with Miller, Ulster’s wisecrack... [READ MORE]
    Sunday's Children
    A Novel
    By Ingmar Bergman, Translated by Joan Tate
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Pu Bergman is eight years old when Mother rents Pastor Dahlberg’s ramshackle house for the summer. Pu is a Sunday’s child—one said to be endowed with special gifts of sensitivity, clairvoyance, and the ability to see ghosts.As the novel opens, Pu’s heart is full of anticipation as he goes to the train... [READ MORE]
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