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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.

Whatever makes you happy
William SUTCLIFFE (United Kingdom)
Bloomsbury
- ANG R SUT
Matt, Daniel and Paul were childhood friends. Now in their thirties, they’ve lost touch and have only one thing in common : their mothers. Little do they know that, having spent a cardless Mother’s Day discussing how their emotionally dysfunctional offspring should be settling down, Carol, Gillian and Helen have decided to pay their wayward sons a visit. On the same day, they turn up on their sons’ doorsteps, uninvited and unannounced. Their plan is to reestablish the mother-son bond by moving in for one week. Just a week. Surely that’s not a lot to ask

Man gone down
Michael THOMAS (United States)
Atlantic
- ANG R THO
On the eve of this thirty-fifth birthday, the unnamed black narrator of "Man Gone Down" finds himself broke, estranged from his white wife and three children. As we slip between his childhood in inner city Boston and present-day New York City, we discover a life marked by abuse, abandonment, raging alcoholism, and the best and worst intentions of a supposedly integrated America. This is a story of the American Dream gone awry, about what it’s like to feel preprogrammed to fail in life and the urge to escape that sentence.

Chasing Harry Winston
Lauren WEISBERGER (United States)
Harper
- ANG R WEI
How far would you go to change your life in a year ? Emmy finds herself single for the first time in years. She vows to find a man on every continent for some pure no-strings-attached fun. Adriana is stunning and can have any man she desires. Yet she wants an eligible bachelor who’ll slip a five-carat Harry Winston diamond on her finger. Leigh has a doting boyfriend that most girls would kill for. But when literary bad boy Jesse Chapman asks to work with her, she just can’t refuse. Knocking back raspberry mojitos one night, the three friends make a pact - to change one thing in their lives by the end of the year. Game On.

The Bedroom secrets of the master chefs
Irvine WELSH (United Kingdom)
Vintage
- ANG R WEL
Troubled Environmental Health Officer Danny Skinner is engaged on a quest to uncover what he refers to as ’the bedroom secrets of the master chefs’. He regards the unravelling of this classified information as the key to learning genetic facts about himself. The ensuing journey takes him from Europe’s festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie capital of America, San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanising Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of model-railway enthusiast Brian Kibby. It is his obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly.

The Road from Damascus
Robin YASSIN-KASSAB (United Kingdom)
Hamish Hamilton
- ANG R YAS
It is summer 2001 and Sami Traifi has escaped his fraying marriage and minimal job prospects to visit Damascus. In search of his roots and himself, he instead finds a forgotten uncle in a gloomy back room, and an ugly secret about his beloved father... Returning to London, Sami finds even more to test him as his young wife Muntaha reveals that she is taking up the hijab. Sami embarks on a wilfully ragged journey in the opposite direction, away from religion ; but towards what ?

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