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BoydenThree day road
Joseph BOYDEN (Canada)
Phoenix
- ANG R BOY
Niska is reunited with her nephew, Xavier, after he returns from the horrors of the First World War. As she slowly paddles her canoe on the 3-day journey to take him home, traveling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Canada, their respective stories emerge.

The Last bachelor
Jay McINERNEY (United States)
Bloomsbury
- ANG R MCI
This new collection of stories examines post 9/11 America in all its dark and morally complex glory. From the streets of downtown New York during the 2003 anti-war march and the lavish hotel rooms of the wealthy social elite, to a husband and wife who share a marital bed with a pot-bellied pig, the people in these stories search for meaning while struggling against each other, colliding as the old world around them fractures and dissolves into a modern era full of new uncertainties, where ghosts of loss hang in the air.

The Emperor’s children
Claire MESSUD (United States)
Picador
- ANG R MES
In Manhattan, just after the century’s turn, three thirty-year-old friends, Danielle, Marina and Julius, are seeking their fortunes. But the arrival of Marina’s young cousin Bootie - fresh from the provinces and keen, to make his mark - forces them to confront their own desires and expectations. “The Emperor’s Children” is a sweeping portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and a haunting illustration of how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever.

Redemption falls
Joseph O’CONNOR (Ireland)
Vintage
- ANG R OCO
Its the year 1865 and the American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney is searching for a young boy she has not seen in four years, one of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war. His fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.

Black girl / white girl
Joyce Carol OATES (United States)
Harper perennial
- ANG R OAT
Fifteen years after the mysterious death of Minette Swift — a 19-year-old black girl enrolled as a scholarship student in an exclusive liberal arts college — her former roommate Genna begins an unofficial enquiry into the traumatic event. In reconstructing the girls’ tumultuous freshman year at the college, Genna is led also to reconstruct her life as the daughter of a famous ’radical-hippie-lawyer’ of the 1960s among whose clients were anti-Vietnam war protesters wanted by the FBI. What follows is a gripping and personal portrayal of "black" and "white" in America in the years of crisis following the end of the Vietnam War, and the ignominious exposure and fall of President Richard Nixon.

The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
Peter ORNER (United States)
Back Bay
- ANG R ORN
When Mavala Shikongo deserted them, the teachers at the boys’ school in Goas weren’t surprised. How could they be ? She was too beautiful, too powerful and too mysterious for their tiny, remote and arid world. They knew only one essential fact about their departed colleague : she was a combat veteran of Namibia’s brutal war for independence. When Mavala returns to Goas with a baby son, all are awed by her boldness. The teachers try hard, once again, not to fall in love with her. They fail, immediately and miserably, especially the American volunteer, Larry Kaplanski.

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