Shape-shifter

Pauline Melville

August 2011 | £7.99 | 240pp

WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE, THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS’ PRIZE AND THE PEN/MACMILLAN SILVER PEN AWARD From Comrade Shakespeare McNab who enlists the help of La Diablesse to retrieve his faltering career at a Caribbean broadcasting station, to […]

From The Mouth of the Whale

Sjón

May 2011 | £8.99 | 272pp

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn’s horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt. Jónas Pálmason, a […]

The Old Man and His Sons

Heðin Brú

April 2011 | £7.99 | $13.95 | 168pp

These are the Faroe Islands as they were some fifty years ago: sea-washed and remote, with one generation still tied to the sea for sustenance, and a younger generation turning towards commerce and clerical work in the towns. […]

The Cloud Messenger

Aamer Hussein

February 2011 | £7.99 | $12.95 | 208pp

London, that distant rainy place his father lived in once, is where Mehran finds himself after leaving Karachi. And it is there that his adult life unfolds: he discovers the joys of poetry, faces the trials of love […]

Shake Off

Mischa Hiller

January 2011 | £7.99 | $13.95 | 280pp

London 1989: Michel is an undercover PLO operative hooked on painkillers and posing as a student. He is tasked by mentor Abu-Leila to find a venue for secret Palestinian-Israeli talks. But fellow student Helen, forbidden fruit in this […]

In Tangier

Mohamed Choukri

July 2010 | £9.99 | $15.95 | 320pp

To Mohamed Choukri, Tangier was the most extraordinary and mysterious city in the world. No less extraordinary was Choukri, who taught himself to read and write at the age of twenty after a childhood of poverty and petty […]

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