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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • The Devil and Miss Prym
    The Devil and Miss Prym (English, Paperback) Paulo Coelho

    A new novel from Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist.

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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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  • The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation
    The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation (English, Paperback) Paulo Coelho

    A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the ans-wer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives....

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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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  • Holy City
    Holy City (English, Paperback) Guillermo Orsi

    Welcome to the Holy City, where bent cops are ten a peso, and it is only the degree of corruption that is ever in question.

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  • Seconds Out
    Seconds Out (English, Paperback) Martin Kohan

    New York, 1923, the Argentine Luis Angel Firpo, called the Wild Bull of the Pampas, knocks out of the ring the American Jack Dempsey, heavyweight champion of the world. However, the referee does not count the time outside the ring. Dempsey comes back and knocks the challenger out. This title recalls this mythical match.

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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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  • Nicaragua in Focus
    Nicaragua in Focus (English, Paperback) Nick Caistor

    This authoritative and up-to-date guide to Nicaragua explores the land, history, politics, economy, society and people. Maps. Photos.

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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 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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  • An Englishman in Madrid
    An Englishman in Madrid (English, Paperback) Eduardo Mendoza

    With Spain on the brink of civil war, the race for a lost Velazquez painting begins...

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

    When Pepe Carvalho's uncle asks him to find his son, Raul, in Buenos Aires, Pepe is reluctant. All he knows about Argentina is 'tango, Maradona, and the disappeared' and he has no desire to find out more. But family is family and soon Carvalho is in Buenos Aires, getting more caught up in Argentina's troubled past than is good for anybody.

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  • Picking up the Pieces
    Picking up the Pieces (English, Paperback) Nick Caistor, Susana Villaran

    Picking Up the Pieces is a definitive book on contemporary Peruvian politics.

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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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  • 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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