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  • Iraq+100
    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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  • The Book of Tokyo
    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 Drone Eats with Me
    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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  • Refugee Tales
    Refugee Tales (English, Paperback) Ali Smith, Abdulrazak Gurnah

    Offered as a modern day reworking of the Canterbury Tales, this book brings together the stories of fourteen real-life refugees whose voyage to the UK has not been a journey of spiritual salvation, rather one of sheer, physical survival. Told by leading novelists and poets (including Ali Smith, Chris Cleave, Marina Lewycka, Patience Agbabi, and Avaes Mohammed), these Tales have been developed...

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  • The Madman of Freedom Square
    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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  • The Book of Khartoum
    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 Book of Gaza
    The Book of Gaza (English, Paperback) Atef Abu Saif, Atef Abu Seif

    Bringing together a dozen of Palestine's greatest modern prose writers, this unique anthology sets contemporary stories against the backdrop of one of the world's most talked-about cities, presenting them in English translation for the first time. Together, these stories will enable English-speaking readers to go beyond the global media coverage and enter into the daily life of ordinary characters...

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  • The BBC National Short Story Award 2016
    The BBC National Short Story Award 2016 (English, Paperback) Lavinia Greenlaw, Hilary Mantel

    One of the most prestigious awards for the short story has reached its eleventh year. Hugely successful, the BBC National Short Story Award, in partnership with Booktrust, awards £15,000 to the winning author, with £3000 going to the runner-up.

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  • Protest!
    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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  • The BBC National Short Story Award 2014
    The BBC National Short Story Award 2014 (Paperback) Alan Yentob

    Features all 5 shortlisted titles selected this year for the world's biggest prize for the form, yet to be named. The stories are set to receive extensive coverage on BBC Radio 4.

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  • Refugee Tales: Volume II
    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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  • The Stone Thrower
    The Stone Thrower (Paperback) Adam Marek $14.74 $18.00
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  • The Well of Trapped Words
    The Well of Trapped Words (English, Paperback) Sema Kaygusuz

    Bringing together the best of Sema Kagusuz’s short fiction for the first time, this debut English-language publication has themes of identity, race (and particularly the plight of ethnic minorities), family secrets, and what happens when private lives are opened in the public sphere. Outspoken and controversial, and yet with a deft lyrical touch that grasps the reader's emotions as well as their...

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  • The BBC National Short Story Award 2013
    The BBC National Short Story Award 2013 (English, Paperback) Sarah J. E. Hall, Lionel Shriver

    The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the richest prizes—and the most prestigious—for the form, and this unique anthology gathers the five stories short-listed for the 2013 version of the award. With an introduction by well-respected art critic, broadcaster, journalist, and television presenter Mariella Frostrup, this collection provides American readers with the opportunity to acquaint...

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  • Beta-Life
    Beta-Life (English, Paperback) Frank Cottrell Boyce, Julian Gough

    Computers are changing. Soon, the days of silicon-based logic-gate computing will seem like a quaint and distant memory from a charmingly clunky past. Likewise, robots—once designed by mere mortals—will be soon be devised solely by the ultimate designing agency, evolution (with the help of computer modeling of natural selection). Meanwhile, A-Life (artificial life) and mathematical...

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  • Hitting Trees with Sticks
    Hitting Trees with Sticks (English, Paperback) Jane Rogers

    A gifted young textile designer leaves Britain to work for a Nigerian women's refuge, confident in the conviction that this is her one chance to make a difference; a 16-year-old accepts a low-paying job as a window-cleaner for the opportunity it affords him to peer into other people's lives, and carefully plan his own; and a leading scientist risks his career by taking a secret lover back to his...

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  • The BBC National Short Story Award 2017: No.12
    The BBC National Short Story Award 2017: No.12 (English, Paperback) Joanna Trollope

    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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  • Thought X
    Thought X (English, Paperback) Adam Marek, Sarah Schofield

    Science is always telling stories. Whether in the creation myths of evolution or the Big Bang, or in the eureka moments of science history, narrative?just as much as metaphor?is a key tool in the scientist's surprisingly literary toolkit. Perhaps the most interesting use of story is the thought experiment, the intuition pump, that draws on the most instinctive parts of the imagination to crack...

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  • The Ghost Who Bled
    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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  • Tea at the Midland
    Tea at the Midland (English, Paperback) David Constantine

    Filled with characters that are often delicately caught in moments of defiance, disregarding their age, their family, or the prevailing political winds, this collection finds a space for resistance and taking an honest delight in it. Alphonse, having broken out of an old people’s home, changed his name, and fled the country, pedals down the length of the Rhône despite knowing he has barely six...

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