• Destroyers
    Destroyers
    'The Destroyers is a smart, sophisticated literary thriller; for all its originality, it invokes the shades of Lawrence Durrell and Graham Greene' Jay McInerney, author of Bright, Precious Days

    When Charlie and I were young, we played a game called Destroyers ...We were sharpening our instincts, jettisoning attachments. We were honing strategies for survival ...

    Ian Bledsoe is on the run, broke and humiliated, fleeing the emotional and financial fallout of his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie - rich, exuberant and basking in life on the Greek island of Patmos - is his last hope. At first, Patmos is like a dream - sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past - and Charlie readily offers the lifeline he desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath. When he vanishes leaving behind his murky business affairs, Ian finds himself caught in a terrifying labyrinth of deceits. As boys, the pair played a game called Destroyers - a game, he now realizes, they may never have stopped playing.

    Expansive, vivid and suspenseful, in the vein of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, The Destroyers is a mesmerizing drama of power and fate, fathers and sons, self-invention and self-deception.

    'Equal parts Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith and F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Destroyers is at once lyrical and suspenseful, thoughtful and riveting' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

    ISBN: 9781471136191
    Publication date: 27/07/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Bollen, Christopher
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Long Drop
    Long Drop
    William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.

    ISBN: 9781911215240
    Publication date: 02/03/2017
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Mina, Denise
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • My Name Is Nobody
    My Name Is Nobody
    'I know a secret. A secret that changes everything...' Solomon Vine was the best of his generation, a spy on a fast track to the top. But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon. Three months later, MI6's Head of Station in Istanbul is abducted from his home. There are signs of a violent struggle. With the Service in lockdown, uncertain of who can be trusted, thoughts turn to the missing man's oldest friend: Solomon Vine. Officially suspended, Vine can operate outside the chain of command to uncover the truth. But his investigation soon reveals that the disappearance heralds something much darker. And that there's much more at stake than the life of a single spy...My Name is Nobody is a sophisticated, pacey and accomplished debut novel by 26-year-old rising star Matthew Richardson. Appealing to fans of the TV series Homeland and The Night Manager - as well as I Am Pilgrim, Nomad, Charles Cumming and Robert Harris - this is a gripping, multi-layered and assured debut thriller that drips with an insider's knowledge of London's corridors of power.

    ISBN: 9780718183424
    Publication date: 20/04/2017
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Richardson, Matthew
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • New York 2140
    New York 2140
    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we too will change.

    ISBN: 9780356508764
    Publication date: 16/03/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Robinson, Kim Stanley
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Rotten Row
    Rotten Row
    In her accomplished new story collection, Petina Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in Zimbabwe to explore the causes and effects of crime, and to meditate on the nature of justice. Rotten Row represents a leap in artistry and achievement from the award-winning author of An Elegy for Easterly and The Book of Memory. With compassion and humour, Petina Gappah paints portraits of lives aching for meaning to produce a moving and universal tableau.

    ISBN: 9780571324187
    Publication date: 03/11/2016
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Gappah, Petina
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Sparsholt Affair
    Sparsholt Affair
    In October 1940 the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he seems at first unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist, and himself destined to become a writer. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove from the action: a place of transience, uncertainty, the rigours of the blackout encouraging and concealing unexpected liaisons. Between these two young men of very different backgrounds an unusual friendship develops - one whose consequences will unfold over the following seventy years.

    Alan Hollinghurst's masterly new novel evokes the intimate lives of three generations of Sparsholts in a sequence of vivid episodes - a childhood holiday in Cornwall, eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family's Chelsea home, the adventures of David's son Johnny in pursuit of love and a career as a painter in 1970s London. Changes in taste, morality and private life are explored in a group portrait of friends brought together by art, literature and love. Novels, buildings and paintings find favour and fall into obscurity with the whims of fashion; while life-changing crises and scandals recede into the past, leaving ambiguous traces. Gay men and women live in increasing freedom and openness, the gay scene itself mutating in time into new forms and possibilities.

    The Sparsholt Affair emerges as a study in human transience and the countervailing longing for permanence and continuity. As in The Stranger's Child, Hollinghurst's exploration of shifting taste, class and human interaction is wonderfully witty, tender and rich in observation. An unmissable achievement that will be cherished by lifelong fans and new readers alike.

    ISBN: 9781509844937
    Publication date: 26/09/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
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