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  • Anquetil, Alone
    Anquetil, Alone (Hardback) Paul Fournel

    There are things he does alone, and things that he alone does....

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  • The Little Buddhist Monk
    The Little Buddhist Monk (Paperback) Cesar Aira

    In Korea, a little Buddhist monk dreams of the Western world. He meets the holidaying French couple Napoleon Chirac and Jacqueline Bloodymary and offers to be their guide, in the hope they will take him to Europe. But though our monk seems the very spirit of tourism, nothing is natural in this tour de force of Aira's twisted imagination.

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  • Tattoo
    Tattoo (English, Paperback) Manuel Vazquez Montalban

    Only Pepe Carvalho could use a tattoo saying "Born to Raise Hell in Hell" as evidence that the police are, once again, dead wrongIn a Spain still stifled under the rule of Franco, former CIA operative--and former Communist--Pepe Carvalho has become so cynical he seems to care about nothing except food and sex. He's even taken to burning the occasional book in his Barcelona apartment, just so he...

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  • The Seven Madmen
    The Seven Madmen (English, Paperback) Roberto Arlt

    A weird wonder of Argentine and modern literature, a crucial work for Julio Cortázar (“If there’s one person in my country I feel close to, it’s Roberto Arlt”),The Seven Madmen begins when its hapless and hopeless hero, Erdosain, is dismissed from his job as a bill collector for embezzlement. Then his wife leaves him and things only go downhill after that. Erdosain wanders the crowded,...

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  • The Proof
    The Proof (Paperback) Cesar Aira

    Marcia is sixteen and unhappy. One day, she hears a shout: 'Wannafuck?' Startled, she turns and is confronted by punk girls Lenin and Mao. She's soon beguiled, but the two have little time for philosophical discussions of love: they need proof, and with their own savage logic the duo stage a hold-up in an unforgettable splatter-fest finale.

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  • The Children
    The Children (English, Hardback) Caroline Sanin

    A haunting fable of fantasy, mystery and bureaucracy from one of Colombia's most talented young writers.

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  • No Word from Gurb
    No Word from Gurb (English, Paperback) Eduardo Mendoza

    Reissue of hilarious cult classic - an extraterrestrial Don Quixote bumbling through modern-day Barcelona - by celebrated Spanish novelist, Eduardo Mendoza. A delirious and hilarious satire of our society's mores.

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  • The Sleeping Voice
    The Sleeping Voice (English, Paperback) Dulce Chacon

    Dulce Chacon's book has had an immense success in Spain, no doubt because the novelist speaks with a just and powerful voice, and because she has allowed women - the most anonymous, the most suppressed, the most silenced - to speak out" Le MondeIt is 1939.

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  • The Buenos Aires Quintet
    The Buenos Aires Quintet (English, Paperback) Manuel Vazquez Montalban

    Pepe Carvalho travels from Barcelona to Buenos Aires to search for his cousin who disappeared in the Argentine army's Dirty War, but soon finds that he is risking his own life by delving into the traumas of Argentina's history.

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  • The Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt
    The Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt (English, Paperback) Eduardo Mendoza

    Released from an asylum to help with a police enquiry, the quick-witted and foul-smelling narrator delves deep into the underworld of 1970s Barcelona to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl from a convent school, in this hilarious detective romp through seedy underworld Barcelona.

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  • The Hare
    The Hare (English, Paperback) Cesar Aira

    When a Mapuche chief suddenly goes missing, a British naturalist is asked to find him in the vast Argentine pampas

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  • Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires (English, Paperback) Nick Caistor

    "The architect Le Corbusier once called Buenos Aires 'the capital of an imaginary empire.' From its foundation in the sixteenth century, Argentina's main city has been a place of the imagination as well as the scene of many striking historical events. This cultural guide looks at the impact of history and the efforts of men and women to build a city that would fulfill their dreams, as well as...

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  • The Little Buddhist Monk & The Proof
    The Little Buddhist Monk & The Proof (English, Paperback) Cesar Aira

    Two completely different stories by the inimitable César Aira

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  • Springtime in a Broken Mirror (Paperback) Mario Benedetti

    An extraordinary story of love and exile, from one of the great masters of the Latin American novel, translated into English for the first timeSantiago is trapped. Taken political prisoner in Montevideo after a brutal military coup, he can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires,...

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  • The Little Communist Who Never Smiled
    The Little Communist Who Never Smiled (English, Paperback) Lola Lafon

    An award-winning novel powerfully re-imagines a childhood in the spotlight of history, politics, and destiny. Montreal 1976. A fourteen-year-old girl steps out onto the floor of the Montreal Forum and into history. Twenty seconds on uneven bars is all it takes for Nadia Comaneci, the slight, unsmiling child from Communist Romania, to etch herself into the collective memory. The electronic...

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  • The Things We Don't Do
    The Things We Don't Do (English, Paperback) Andres Neuman

    Mind-bending set of stories?the first of Neuman's in English?calls to mind the best of Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges.

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  • A Legend Of The Future
    A Legend Of The Future (English, Paperback) Agustin De Rojas

    This mesmerising novel, reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, is a science fiction survival story that captures the intense pressures - economic, ideological, psychological - inside Communist Cuba. A Legend of the Future by Agustn de Rojas, the father of Cuban Science Fiction, takes place inside a spaceship on a mission to Titan, one of Saturn's moons, while back on Earth,...

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  • The History of Silence
    The History of Silence (English, Paperback) Pedro Zarraluki

    A work on the beauty and the risk of silence, on small secrets and betrayals that lurk behind every love.

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  • The Missing Year Of Juan Salvatierra
    The Missing Year Of Juan Salvatierra (English, Paperback) Pedro Mairal

    This story about family secrets and art is a feast of images lingering long after the final page is turned.

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  • Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro (English, Paperback) Nick Caistor

    Nick Caistor's book is a new, non-partisan biography of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, which gives readers the opportunity to judge for themselves his character and views.

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