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  • You Should Come with Me Now by M. John Harrison
    You Should Come with Me Now (English, Paperback) M. John Harrison

    M. John Harrison is a cartographer of the liminal. His work sits at the boundaries between genres ? horror and science fiction, fantasy and travel writing ? just as his characters occupy the no man's land between the spatial and the spiritual. Here, in his first collection of short fiction for over 15 years, we see the master of the New Wave present unsettling visions of contemporary urban...

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  • The Book of Tbilisi by Gvantsa Jobava
    The Book of Tbilisi (English, Paperback) Gvantsa Jobava, Dato Kardava

    Tbilisi is the largest city and capital of Georgia, with a population of more than 1.5 million people. Situated at the boundary between Europe and Asia, this fiercely independent city is home to different ethnic groups and languages, having been fought over by rival empires and powers for centuries. This complex history of foreign dominance and independence struggles, its mixture of orthodox...

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  • The Book of Tokyo by Masashi Matsuie
    The Book of Tokyo (English, Paperback) Masashi Matsuie

    The Book of Tokyo collects 10 stories by some of Japan's most exciting contemporary short story writers. Together, the stories form a kind of literary map of the city's ever-changing districts through its fiction. With works of literary fiction, crime, science fiction, and horror, the anthology provides an imaginative tour of the city for short story fans and travelers alike.

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  • The Book of Havana by Orsola Casagrande
    The Book of Havana (English, Paperback) Daniel Chavarria, Francisco Lopez Sacha

    The stories gathered in this anthology reflect the many complex challenges Havana's citizens have had to endure as a result of their country's political isolation?from the hardships of the "Special Period," to the pitfalls of Cuba's schizophrenic currency system, to the indignities of becoming a cheap tourist destination for well-heeled Westerners. Moving through various moments in its recent...

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  • The Drone Eats with Me by Atef Abu Saif
    The Drone Eats with Me (English, Paperback) Atef Abu Saif

    In July 2014, in response to the kidnapping and murder of three teenagers, Israel launched a wide-scale attack on the people of Strip, lasting 51 days, killing 2145 Gazans (578 of them children), injuring more than 11,000, and demolishing 17,200 homes. The worldwide public outcry at this punishment of an entire people was coupled with protests at the pro-Israeli bias of much of the Western media....

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  • Protest! by Sara Maitland
    Protest! (English, Hardback) Sara Maitland, Frank Cottrell Boyce

    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. In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 to the...

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  • Iraq+100 by Hassan Blasim
    Iraq+100 (English, Paperback) Hassan Blasim, Anoud

    Iraq + 100 poses a question to contemporary Iraqi writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2103 exactly 100 years after the disastrous American and British-led invasion of Iraq? How might that war reach across a century of repair and rebirth, and affect the state of the country its politics, its religion, its language, its culture and how might Iraq have finally escaped its chaos,...

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  • Quartier Perdu by Sean O'Brien
    Quartier Perdu (English, Paperback) Sean O'Brien

    Sheltering from an air raid in an empty underground station, a young woman encounters a strangely out-of-place vessel passing along the platform......

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  • The Book of Khartoum by Ahmed Al-Malik
    The Book of Khartoum (English, Paperback) Ahmed Al-Malik, Bushra Al-Fadil

    Nestled on the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, the city of Khartoum has, for two centuries, been a focal point for both imperialism and rebellion, a breeding ground for revolutionary fervor, begrudging target for international criticism, and a refuge for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by wars conducted from this city. The Book of Khartoum provides an intimate tour of this city...

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  • The BBC National Short Story Award 2017: No.12 by Joanna Trollope
    The BBC National Short Story Award 2017: No.12 (English, Paperback) Jenni Fagan, Benjamin Markovits

    There is in the short story, at its most characteristic, something we do not often find in the novel, Frank O'Connor wrote, "an intense awareness of human loneliness." The stories shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust 2017 all feature characters that are disconnected, willingly or unwillingly, from those around them: a mysterious out-of-towner is shunned by her new...

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  • The Book of Riga by Becca Parkinson
    The Book of Riga (English, Paperback) Dace Ruksane, Kristine Zelve

    Riga may be over 800 years old as a city, but its status as capital of an independent Latvia is only a century old, with half of that time spent under Soviet rule. Despite this, it has established itself as a vibrant, creative hub, attracting artists, performers, and writers from across the Baltic region. The stories gathered here chronicle this growth and on-going transformation, and offer...

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  • Conradology by SJ Bradley
    Conradology (English, Paperback) SJ Bradley, Grazyna Plebanek

    Polish-British Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. To celebrate his name, as well as his vision, this anthology brings together specially commissioned short stories and essays, written in English or Polish (the latter being translated into English), which celebrate, respond to and critique the literary legacy of Joseph Conrad. Including 16...

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  • Protest by Sandra Alland
    Protest (English, Paperback) Sandra Alland, Sara Maitland

    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. In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 to the...

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  • The Ghost Who Bled by Gregory Norminton
    The Ghost Who Bled (English, Paperback) Gregory Norminton

    A simple act of gallantry in the Malaysian jungle spawns a lifelong feud in the Home Counties... A fading actor with a terminal illness devises a meticulous plan to leave the stage in style...A pregnant composer contemplates motherhood at the end of civilisation...  Spanning centuries and continents, the stories in this collection amount to a tour de force of literary worldbuilding. From deeply...

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  • From Professor Murasaki's Notebooks on the Effects of Lightning on the Human Body by John Latham
    From Professor Murasaki's Notebooks on the Effects of Lightning on the Human Body (English, Paperback) John Latham

    A John Latham poem is a like a precipitation: images coalesce around a single memory the way ice crystallizes around the smallest particle to form a snowflake; the strange logic that constructs them is unique each time. Passionate, satirical, mysterious, the poems in his sixth collection capture the vibrancy of a childhood that still bewitches him half a century later, alongside the cruel...

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  • Refugee Tales by Ali Smith
    Refugee Tales (English, Paperback) Ali Smith, Abdulrazak Gurnah

    Two unaccompanied children travel across the Mediterranean in an overcrowded boat that has been designed to only make it halfway across... A 63-year-old man is woken one morning by border officers 'acting on a tip-off' and, despite having paid taxes for 28 years, is suddenly cast into the detention system with no obvious means of escape... An orphan whose entire life has been spent in slavery ?...

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  • Tiny Deaths by Robert Shearman
    Tiny Deaths (English, Paperback) Robert Shearman

    Analyzing the complexity, absurdity, and blessedness of seemingly ordinary people, this debut collection examines the metaphysical assumptions surrounding death. From the end of a relationship to the meaning behind its title, this anthology continually surprises and subverts, utilizing topics such as alien intelligence, reincarnation, imaginary children, and even conversations with Hitler's...

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  • Moss Witch by Sara Maitland
    Moss Witch (English, Paperback) Sara Maitland

    A bryologist enters an ancient piece of British woodland to research a rare strain of moss, only to discover an even more exotic specimen; a geologist explains the failures of the feminist movement to her teenage niece in terms of tectonic subduction; two Old Testament newlyweds scheme to make the most of their tightly negotiated dowry by applying 21st-century genetic engineering techniques?each...

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  • The Madman of Freedom Square by Hassan Blasim
    The Madman of Freedom Square (English, Paperback) Hassan Blasim

    From the Iran?Iraq War through the Occupation, this collection of fictional short stories presents an uncompromising view of the relationship between the West and Iraq, as well as a haunting critique of the postwar refugee experience. Blending allegory with historical realism and subverting expectations in an unflinching comedy of the macabre, these tales manage to be both phantasmagoric and...

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  • Refugee Tales: Volume II by Jackie Kay
    Refugee Tales: Volume II (English, Paperback) Jackie Kay, Olivia Laing

    Upon changing his religion, a young man is denounced as an apostate and flees his country hiding in the back of a freezer lorry...After years of travelling and losing almost everything ? his country, his children, his wife, his farm ? an Afghan man finds unexpected warmth and comfort in a stranger's home...A student protester is forced to leave his homeland after a government crackdown, and spends...

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