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(P/B) HAM ON RYE
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0002

Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA. Ham on Rye follows the path of Bukowski's alter-ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection and into the beginning of a long and successful career in alcoholism. The novel begins against the backdrop of an America devastated by the Depression and takes the Chinaski legend up...
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(P/B) THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0127

OASIS, an Amazon Original Series, coming in 2017 'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world ...' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, Peter sets out on a quest to take the word of God to the farthest corners of the galaxy. His mission will challenge everything - his faith, his endurance and the love that can hold two people together, even when they are worlds apart. (From the publisher) ***This book has been printed with two different cover designs. We are ...
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(P/B) PIMP
THE STORY OF MY LIFE
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0171

The perennial cult classic, introduced by Irvine Welsh In this astonishing account, Iceberg Slim reveals the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, sounds, fears and petty triumphs of his world. A legendary figure of the Chicago underworld, this is his story: from defending his mother against the men in their lives to becoming a giant of the streets. A seething tale of brutality, cunning and greed, Pimp is a harrowing portrait of life on the wrong side of the tracks, and a rich warning from a true survivor. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THE PENELOPIAD
THE MYTH OF PENELOPE AND ODYSSEUS
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0009

For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours and keep over a hundred lustful, greedy and bloodthirsty suitors at bay... And then, when Odysseus finally returns and slaughters the murderous suitors, he brutally hangs Penelope’s twelve beloved maids. What were his motives? And what wa...
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(P/B) THE PLEASURES OF THE DAMNED
SELECTED POEMS 1951-1993
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0163

The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America's most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls 'the best of...
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(P/B) REASONS TO STAY ALIVE
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0117

What does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. 'I wrote this book because the oldest clich?s remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valle...
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(P/B) ON WRITING
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0130

A collection of previously unpublished letters from America's cult icon on the art of writing. Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. On Writing collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos and intimacy....
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(P/B) HOW TO STOP TIME
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0139

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love... (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THE BRAIN
THE STORY OF YOU
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0125

"This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life." Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that will take you into the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, genocide, brain surgery, robotics, and the search for immortality. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see: you. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THE GOOD MAN JESUS AND THE SCOUNDREL CHRIST
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0066

'If I vanished he wouldn't notice, if I died he wouldn't care. I think of him all the time, and he thinks of me not at all. I love him, and my love torments me. There are times when I feel like a ghost beside him; as if he alone is real, and I'm just a daydream.' This is the story of two brothers. One is impassioned and one reserved. One is destined to go down in history and the other to be forgotten. In Pullman's hands, this sacred tale is reborn as one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years. (From the pub...
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(P/B) ASK THE DUST
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0000

Arturo Bandini arrives in Los Angeles with big dreams. But the reality he finds is a city gripped by poverty. When he makes a small fortune from the publication of a short story, he reinvents himself, indulging in expensive clothes, fine food and downtown strip clubs. But Bandini's delusions take a worrying turn when he is drawn into a relationship with Camilla Lopez, a beautiful but troubled young woman who will be responsible for his greatest downfall. Ask the Dust is an unforgettable novel about outsiders looking in on a town built on...
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(P/B) BUKOWSKI ON CATS
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0122

"A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won't let go". For Charles Bukowski there was something majestic and elemental about cats. He considered them to be sentient beings, whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Cats see into us; they are on to something. An illuminating portrait of one very special writer and a lifelong relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers, On Cats brings together Bukowski's reflections on the ruthless, resilient, indigent and endearing c...
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(P/B) MY YEAR OF MEATS
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0113

In a single eye-opening year, two women, worlds apart, experience parallel awakenings. In New York, Jane Takagi-Little has landed a job producing Japanese docu-soap My American Wife! But as she researches the consumption of meat in the American home, she begins to realize that her ruthless search for a story is deeply compromising her morals. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, housewife Akiko Ueno diligently prepares the recipes from Jane's programme. Struggling to please her husband, she increasingly doubts her commitment to the life she has fallen int...
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(P/B) THE HUMANS
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0094

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE? After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race...? (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) HOLLYWOOD
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0183

'What will you do?' 'Oh, hell, I'll write a novel about writing the screenplay and making the movie.' 'What are you going to call it?' 'Hollywood.' Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. Poetic, sharp and dangerous, Hollywood - Bukowski's fictionalisation of his experiences making the film Barfly - explores the many dark shadows to be found in the neon-soaked gl...
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(P/B) COME ON IN!
NEW POEMS
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0055

Now published in the UK for the first time, Come On In! is Charles Bukowski at his sad, hilarious, renegade best: a sequence of poems you'll want to read from beginning to end. Bukowski's unmistakable charisma - an ex-down-and-outer who wrote of booze and loneliness in maverick, confident free verse - made him one of the world's most popular poets. This collection is from an archive that the author left to be published after his death. It includes poems of love and sex, advice to so-called losers (as he once was) to have confidence in them...
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(P/B) LANARK
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0134

Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying. First published in 1981, Lanark immediately established Gray as one of Britain's leading writers. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THE FLAME
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0176

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POETRY THESE POEMS AND NOTEBOOKS ARE THE LAST WORD FROM THE LATE, GREAT LEONARD COHEN The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final months of his life. The book contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a...
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(P/B) HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE
(EXPORT EDITION)
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0198

Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, How Beautiful We Were tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean-up and financial reparations are made - and ignored. The country's government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest only. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back. But their fight will come at a steep p...
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(H/B) COURAGE CALLS TO COURAGE EVERYWHERE
Εκδότης: CANONGATE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3877-0168

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere is a timely and inspiring call to arms by one of Britain's most acclaimed and important writers. Whilst recognising how far women have come in the hundred years since getting the vote, Jeanette Winterson also insists that we must all do much more if we are to achieve true gender equality. Examining recent women's rights movements, the worlds of politics, technology and social media and changes in the law, Winterson calls out all the ways in which women still face discrimination and disadvantage. Like the...
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