Machines Like Me: A Novel #ad - New from ian mcewan, booker prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, is in love with miranda, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret.
When charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and—with Miranda's help—he designs Adam's personality.
The CockroachAnchor #ad - Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. In this bitingly funny kafkaesque satire, Ian McEwan engages with scabrous humor a very recognizable political world and turns it on its head. An anchor Original. That morning, jim sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a giant creature.
The Cockroach #ad - Jim sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain--and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. A brilliant, of-the-moment political satire like no other: here is Ian McEwan's Brexit-era take on Kafka's Metamorphosis, centered on a cockroach transformed into the prime minister of England.
Nothing must get in his way; not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party.
The Guest Book: A NovelFlatiron Books #ad - Spanning three generations, the guest book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Instant new york times bestsellerlonglisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence“The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.
The Guest Book: A Novel #ad - The washington postthe thought-provoking new novel by new York Times bestselling author Sarah BlakeAn exquisitely written, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, Protestant and Jew. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.
My Purple Scented Novel: A Short Story A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade. You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. Published to celebrate Ian McEwan’s 70th birthday. I don’t deny there was wrongdoing.
My Purple Scented Novel: A Short Story A Vintage Short #ad - . A jewel of a short story from the author of Atonement and Nutshell—“My Purple Scented Novel” follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back.
. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline. You may treat these few pages as a confession. ”.
The Flight Portfolio: A novelKnopf #ad - Masterfully crafted and impossible to put down, The Flight Portfolio offers a testament to the enduring power of art, and love, in any form. Entertainment Weekly. Instead, working to procure false documents, he stayed more than a year, and arrange journeys across Spain and Portugal, amass emergency funds, where the refugees would embark for safer ports.
The Flight Portfolio: A novel #ad - Bighearted, historical, everything you want a novel to be” —andrew sean greer, gorgeous, suspenseful, pulitzer prize–winning author of Less, a new book inspired by the World War II story you've never heard—the real-life quest of an unlikely hero to save the lives and work of Europe’s great minds from the impending Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to help escape within a few weeks.
His many clients included hannah arendt, high-stakes adventure, and Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, and the race against time to save them is a tale of forbidden love, Max Ernst, and unimaginable courage.
The Innocent: A NovelAnchor #ad - Twenty-five-year-old leonard marnham’s intelligence work—tunneling under a Russian communications center to tap the phone lines to Moscow—offers him a welcome opportunity to begin shedding his own unwanted innocence, even if he is only a bit player in a grim international comedy of errors. But the promise turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening—a night when Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.
. His relationship with maria Eckdorf, an enigmatic and beautiful West Berliner, likewise promises to loosen the bonds of his ordinary life. A member of a british-american surveillance team in Cold War Berlin finds himself in too deep in this masterful work from the author of Atonement.
Amsterdam: A NovelAnchor #ad - Both clive linley and vernon halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence: Clive is Britain's most successful modern composer, and Vernon is a newspaper editor. Gorgeous, too, feisty molly had other lovers, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister.
In the days that follow molly's funeral, Clive and Vernon will make a pact with consequences that neither could have foreseen…. On a chilly february day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. The booker prize-winning contemporary morality tale—cleverly disguised as a comic novel—from the acclaimed author of Atonement.
Normal People: A NovelHogarth #ad - But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. She writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read. The new Yorker. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together.
Is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. At school, connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.
Normal People: A Novel #ad - The wall street journal “rooney has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. Courtney Sullivan. Named one of entertainment weekly’s ten best novels of the decade • named one of the ten best books of the year by entertainment weekly • people • the new york public library • slate • harvard crimson and one of the best books of the year by dwight garner, subtlety, the new york times • the new york times book review • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • the washington Post • Vogue • Esquire • Glamour • Elle • Marie Claire • Vox • The Paris Review • Good Housekeeping • Town & Country • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • BookRiot “Absolutely engrossing and surprisingly heartbreaking with more depth, and insight than any one novel deserves.
Stephanie danlerconnell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there.
Four Futures: Life After Capitalism JacobinVerso #ad - A whirlwind tour through science fiction, four futures is a balance sheet of the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful, social theory and the new technologies already shaping our lives, and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail. Capitalism is going to endpeter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down.
In four futures, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail. Could the current rise of real-life robocops usher in a world that resembles Ender’s Game? And sure, communism will bring an end to material scarcities and inequalities of wealth—but there’s no guarantee that social hierarchies, governed by an economy of “likes, ” wouldn’t rise to take their place.
The Topeka School: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart—who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father’s patient—into the social scene, to disastrous effect. Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, the topeka school is the story of a family, Jonathan’s marital transgressions, its struggles and its strengths: Jane’s reckoning with the legacy of an abusive father, the challenge of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity.
A new york times, amazon, electric literature, time, the times uk, publishers weekly, vogue, daily mail uk, financial times uk, the new york post, vulture, the atlantic, lit hub, the guardian uk, npr, and washington post top 10 book of the year one of barack obama's favorite BOOKS OF THE YEAR ALSO NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Esquire, The Times Literary Supplement UK, The Telegraph UK, Buzzfeed, Kirkus, GQ, Vanity Fair, SPY.
Com, and the new york public library from the award-winning author of 10:04 and leaving the atocha station, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New RightAdam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, transgression, class of ’97.
The Topeka School: A Novel #ad - He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak. His mother, jonathan, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jane, is an expert at getting “lost boys” to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world.
It is also a riveting prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the trolls and tyrants of the New Right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college.