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Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a 14-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy chooses to suffer in complete resignation.
Vividly capturing three very distinct voices, Iranian journalist Nasim Marashi's deeply wrought narrative lovingly brings these young women and their friendship to life in all their complexity.
Dipping into various genres - essay, fiction, memoir, travelogue, and history - Stepanova assembles a vast panorama of ideas and personalities and offers a bold exploration of cultural and personal memory.
My Brilliant Life interweaves the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy and happiness in even the most difficult times.
When a writer suffers a heart attack at the age of fifty, he must confront his mortality in a country that is not his native home. Confined to a hospital bed, he reflects on the fragility of life and finds extraordinary meaning in the quotidian.
Under mysterious circumstances, Seif, a struggling journalist, is introduced to a source for a new story: a former exile with an encyclopedic knowledge of the country's obscure, magical spaces.
Six strangers. Six letters. A chain of dark confessions, none of which reaches the intended recipient. The Night Post tells the story of characters living on the periphery, battling with devastating poverty, fighting their own demons.
Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. In the arc of one year, an unnamed narrator in an unnamed city, in the middle of her life’s journey, realizes that she’s lost her way.
Dr Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad, hysterics, and been cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated...
Gao Aijun sees the beautiful Xia Hongmei walking barefoot alongside the railway track, and is instantly smitten. Hiding their relationship from their spouses, the pair hurl themselves into the struggle to bring revolution to their backwater village.
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