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A Teaspoon Of Earth And Sea
by Nayeri, Dina
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9781594632327
ISBN-10:1594632324
Status:Published

Price: S$21.42

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<DIV><b>A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.</b>&l
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<DIV><b>A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.</b></div><div><br> Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal <i>Life</i> magazines, television shows, and rock music. So when her mother and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father alone in Iran, Saba is certain that they have moved to America without her. But her parents have taught her that “all fate is written in the blood,” and that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. As she grows up in the warmth and community of her local village, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold. Somewhere, it must be that her sister is living the Western version of this life. And where Saba’s world has all the grit and brutality of real life under the new Islamic regime, her sister’s experience gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of.</div><div><br> Filled with a colorful cast of characters and presented in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with modern Western prose, <i>A Teaspoon of Earth</i> <i>and Sea</i> is a tale about memory and the importance of controlling one’s own fate.</div>
In Paradise
by ,
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410472052
ISBN-10:1410472051
Status:Published

Price: S$47.35

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Honor
by Shafak, Elif
Publish: Feb 2014
ISBN-13: 9780143125044
ISBN-10:0143125044
Status:Published

Price: S$20.16

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<div> <b>“Rich in psychological complexity, [<i>Honor</i>] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as
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<div> <b>“Rich in psychological complexity, [<i>Honor</i>] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as heinous as honor killing could persist.” —<i>Shelf Awareness</i></b><br> <p> Turkey’s leading female writer, Elif Shafak has won international acclaim for her lyrical blend of Eastern and Western storytelling styles. In this heartbreaking tale of love and misunderstanding, Shafak draws upon the dazzling insight, emotion, and drama that infused <i>The Bastard of Istanbul</i> to explore the controversial issue of honor killings as it tragically plays out in one family’s life.</p> <p> Twin sisters are born in the mid-1940s in a small Kurdish village on the border of Turkey and Syria. Jamila becomes a local midwife. Pembe marries Adem, and they immigrate to London in the 1970s. Bitter and frustrated with his new life, Adem moves out and Iskender, their eldest son, must step in as keeper of the family’s honor. But when Pembe begins to spend time with another man, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.</p></div>
The Denouncer: A Novel
by Levitt, Paul M.
Publish: Aug 2014
ISBN-13: 9781589799677
ISBN-10:1589799674
Status:Published

Price: S$31.90

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In late 1930s Russia, a young man named Sasha Parsky kills two soldiers who come to arrest his parents as kulaks (affluent farmers). He escapes arrest
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In late 1930s Russia, a young man named Sasha Parsky kills two soldiers who come to arrest his parents as kulaks (affluent farmers). He escapes arrestthough not suspicion. Sasha, now under greater scrutiny, is asked by Boris Filatov, the chief of the local secret police, to take a position as the head of a small boys' school with the condition that Sasha spy on the previous director, who was dismissed for political reasons. As Sasha's visits to the exiled man turn into discussions on politics and Sasha begins making changes at the school, it is only a matter of time before anonymous letters denouncing him arrive on Filatov's desk. But even more ominous is the arrival of two men from the past who have the knowledge to do Sasha great harm. Caught between Filatov and the fear of exposure, Sasha hazards all in testing the fidelity of a loved one.
Three Bargains
by ,
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410474445
ISBN-10:1410474445
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$45.87

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When The River Wakes Up
by Quinn, Alyson
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780761864264
ISBN-10:0761864261
Status:Published

Price: S$27.90

Kamal Jann
by Dominique Eddé | Ros Schwartz
Publish: Jun 2014
ISBN-13: 9780857421647
ISBN-10:0857421646
Status:Published

Price: S$36.00

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The Emperor Of Ice–cream
by Dan Gunn
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9780857422231
ISBN-10:0857422235
Status:Published

Price: S$41.00

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Black Diamond
by Zakes Mda
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9780857422224
ISBN-10:0857422227
Status:Published

Price: S$41.00

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Isolation
by Razavi, Firouzeh
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780761863915
ISBN-10:0761863915
Status:Published

Price: S$39.90

We Need New Names : A Novel
by Bulawayo, Noviolet
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780316230841
ISBN-10:0316230847
Status:Published

Price: S$22.20

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A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and
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A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.


Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.



But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her-from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee-while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.
The Lowland
by Lahiri, Jhumpa
Publish: Jun 2014
ISBN-13: 9780307278265
ISBN-10:0307278263
Status:Published

Price: S$23.61

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • A Time Top Fiction Book • An NPR "Great Read" • A Chicago Tribune Bes
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • A Time Top Fiction Book • An NPR "Great Read" • A Chicago Tribune Best Book � A USA Today Best Book � A People magazine Top 10 Book • A Barnes and Noble Best New Book � A Good Reads Best Book • A Kirkus Best Fiction Book • A Slate Favorite Book � A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book � An Apple Top 10 Book

National Book Award Finalist and shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize

The Lowland is an engrossing family saga steeped in history: the story of two very different brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn apart by revolution, and a love that endures long past death. Moving from the 1960s to the present, and from India to America and across generations, this dazzling novel is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.

Frog : A Novel
by Mo, Yan
Publish: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9780525427988
ISBN-10:0525427988
Status:Published

Price: S$41.37

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The author of Red Sorghum and China’s most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winnin
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The author of Red Sorghum and China’s most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize

In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan’s position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation’s controversial one- child policy.

Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu—the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist—is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu’s own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant.

In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of communist China.


Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials
by Yu, Ovidia
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780062338327
ISBN-10:0062338323
Status:Published

Price: S$22.19

Trans–atlantyk
by Gombrowicz, Witold | Borchardt, Danuta
Edition: TRA
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9780300175301
ISBN-10:0300175302
Status:Pending

Price: S$25.16

Small Mercies
by Joyce, Eddie
Publish: May 2015
ISBN-13: 9781410478535
ISBN-10:141047853X
Status:Published

Price: S$48.83

Orhans Inheritance
by ,
Publish: Jul 2015
ISBN-13: 9781410481399
ISBN-10:1410481395
Status:Published

Price: S$51.79

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
by Hashimi, Nadia
Edition: Reprint
Publish: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9780062244765
ISBN-10:0062244760
Status:Published

Price: S$23.67

A Brief History Of Seven Killings : A Novel
by James, Marlon
Publish: Sep 2015
ISBN-13: 9781594633942
ISBN-10:1594633940
Status:Published

Price: S$23.80

Ethnic Worlds In Select Indian Fiction
by Dutta, Juri
Edition: 1st
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9788132118466

Status:Published

Price: S$60.00

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The book is the first of its kind in using the methodology of Comparative Literature to look at ethnographic f
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The book is the first of its kind in using the methodology of Comparative Literature to look at ethnographic fiction written in different regional languages of India.

The issue of cultural identity of writers has often been seen as a simple case of a one-to-one relationship between the writer and the community of his/her birth. However, in reality, there is no one cultural space that any writer, or even any individual, inhabits. Cultural boundaries are today more porous than ever, and it is highly problematic to see the writer as either an ‘insider’ or ‘outsider’ of any ethnic community about which he/she writes.

Informed by such perspectives, Ethnic Worlds in Select Indian Fiction closely looks at the chronological history of the Assamese ethnic novel within the framework of Comparative Literature. It is very rare that literary representations by and about ethnic communities in India have been compared and contrasted.

Coming Rain
by Daisley, Stephen
Publish: Aug 2016
ISBN-13: 9781922182029
ISBN-10:1922182028
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$23.61

The Trap & A Dance In The Sun
by Jacobson, Dan
Publish: Dec 2016
ISBN-13: 9781842321416
ISBN-10:1842321412
Status:Published

Price: S$17.98

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The Trap and A Dance in the Sun bring together Jacobson’s initial two novels – stories of racial confrontation and social injustice on the South A
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The Trap and A Dance in the Sun bring together Jacobson’s initial two novels – stories of racial confrontation and social injustice on the South African veld. In The Trap, relations between the white farmers and their black workers are brought on to a sinister and harrowing conclusion whilst A Dance in the Sun sees two young innocent bystanders becoming embroiled in a long-standing family saga. These stories have retained their freshness and their power to move the reader.
Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge
by Yu, Ovidia
Publish: Apr 2016
ISBN-13: 9780062416490
ISBN-10:0062416499
Status:Published

Price: S$16.75

A House Without Windows
by Hashimi, Nadia
Publish: Aug 2016
ISBN-13: 9780062449689
ISBN-10:0062449680
Status:Published

Price: S$39.95

Rock With Wings
by ,
Edition: LGR
Publish: May 2015
ISBN-13: 9780062393241

Price: S$41.43

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