• Years Months Days
    Years Months Days
    The Years, Months, Days is a profound and moving fable about the deep love between an old man and his blind dog trying to survive in a terrible drought - there is no food, the villagers have left, but the old man has managed to nurture a corn seed that has germinated on a mountain top. He is devoted to this seedling.The old man weighs the rays of the sun, working out the arithmetic of starvation and survival. Finally he realises that for his plant to survive, one of them has to be fertiliser. He loses the coin toss, lies in a grave he has dug and asks the dog to bury him.Rich on so many levels, and not without its flashes of characteristic Yan Lianke humour, this cosmic tale will bring tears to readers' eyes. The Years, Months, Days is compulsory reading for many Chinese children - and adults.

    ISBN: 9781925603125
    Publication date: 27/11/2017
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Lianke, Yan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Zanzibar Wife
    Zanzibar Wife
    Set both in Oman and on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, The Zanzibar Wife is the story of three different women, each at a turning point in her life ...Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. A place where tales of evil spirits and eerie phenomena abound. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life. Rachel, a troubled American war photographer, who is struggling to shed the trauma of her career for a simpler, gentler life. Now she has once again picked up her camera and is headed to Oman to cover a quite different story - for a glossy travel magazine. Ariana Khan, a bubbly British woman struggling to keep up with the glitz of Dubai and ready to give up on love. She has rashly volunteered as Rachel's 'fixer', a job she's never heard of in a country she knows nothing about. And Miza, a young woman living far from her beloved homeland of Zanzibar. As the second wife of Tariq, an Omani man, she remains a secret from his terrifying 'other' wife, Maryam. Until one day, when Tariq fails to come home ...As the three women journey together across this weird and wonderful land, they are forced to confront their darkest fears and their deepest wishes.
    Because here in Oman, things aren't always what they appear to be ...

    ISBN: 9780857988348
    Publication date: 30/10/2017
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Rodriguez, Deborah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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