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(P/B) THE VEGETERIAN
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0114

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre an...
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(P/B) THE MEN
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0159

In a single moment, in every part of the world, every person with an Y chromosome vanishes: lovers, children, parents - even foetuses from the womb. Jane Pearson wakes on a mountainside the next morning to find her husband and son missing from their tent. Frantic and grieving, she sets out to find the one person she thinks can help - Evangelyne Moreau, the brilliant, charismatic leader of the Commensalist Party of America, whose heart she broke many years before. While Jane searches for those she has lost, a radically different society eme...
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(P/B) MEMOIRS OF A POLAR BEAR
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0129

A polar bear, born and raised in captivity, is devastated by the loss of his keeper; another finds herself performing in the circus; a third sits down one day and pens a memoir which becomes an international sensation, and causes her to flee her home. Through the stories of these three bears, Tawada reflects on our own humanity, the ways in which we belong to one another and the ways in which we are formed. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0138

Meet Keiko. Keiko is 36 years old. She's never had a boyfriend, and she's been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years. Keiko's family wishes she'd get a proper job. Her friends wonder why she won't get married. But Keiko knows what makes her happy, and she's not going to let anyone come between her and her convenience store... (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND
A HISTORY OF A FASCINATION
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0077

WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries lead us to the world's highest places. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) WHO COOKED ADAM SMITH'S DINNER?
A STORY ABOUT WOMEN AND ECONOMICS
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0135

Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love. Today, economics focuses on self-interest and excludes our other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking and its influence has spread from the market to how we shop, think and date. In this engaging takedown of the economics that has failed us, Katrine Mar...
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(P/B) THE WHITE BOOK
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0122

From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian comes a book like no other. The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life. Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith. (From the publisher) LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE...
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(P/B) THE LUMINARIES
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0105

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fict...
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(P/B) JESUS' SON
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0128

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiralling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The narrator of these interlinked stories is a young, unnamed man, reeling from his addiction to heroin and alcohol, his mind at once clouded and made brilliantly lucid by these drugs. In the course of his adventures, he meets an assortment of people, who seem as alienated and confused as he; sinners, misfits, the lost, the damned, the de...
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(P/B) THE DANGERS OF SMOKING IN BED
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0151

Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses. These brilliant, unsettling tales of revenge, witchcraft, fetishes, disappearances and urban madness spill over with women and girls whose dark inclinations will lead them over the edge. (From the publisher)...
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(H/B) THE MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS
FURTHER FEMINISMS
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0145

Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men's lives as well as the silencing of women's lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to reclaim rape jokes, revise canons, and rethink our everyday lives..(From the publisher)...
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(P/B) LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0108

Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his attitude towards art. Fuelled by strong coffee and self-prescribed tranquillizers, Adam's 'research' soon becomes a meditation on the possibility of authenticity, as he finds himself increasingly troubled by the uncrossable distance between himself and the world around him. It's not just his imperfect grasp of Spanish, but the underlying suspicion that his relationships, his reaction...
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(P/B) THE POSSESSED
ADVENTURES WITH RUSSIAN BOOKS AND THE PEOPLE WHO READ THEM
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0139

Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely, and unpretentiously, full of an infectious love for literature. (From the publ...
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(P/B) DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0133

In Canada in 1990, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home. She is Ai-Ming, a young woman from China who has fled following the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square incident. As her relationship with Marie deepens she tells the story of her family in revolutionary China. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) ASYMMETRY
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0141

In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer. At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, is detained by immigration. Somehow their lives are connected, in this unconventional love story that has things to say about all of contemporary life. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) NICKEL AND DIMED
UNDERCOVER IN LOW-WAGE AMERICA
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0152

Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. Distinguished journalist Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them in order to find out how anyone could survive on six to seven dollars an hour. Ehrenreich left home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find and accepted whatever job she was offered, from cleaning to care work, waitressing to folding clothes at Wal-Mart. So began a gruelling, hair-raising and darkly funny odyssey through the underside of working America. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) BORDER
A JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF EUROPE
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0119

When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the holiday-makers, the potential escapees. Today, this densely forested landscape is no longer heavily militarised, but it is scarred by its...
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(H/B) MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME
AND OTHER ESSAYS
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0123

Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings. From rape culture to mansplaining, from French sex scandals to marriage and the nuclear family, from Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays a...
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(P/B) WEATHER
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0146

'What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I'm funny' Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practise her other calling: as an unofficial shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but then her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia ha...
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(H/B) A PASSAGE NORTH
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0156

It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother's former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an activist he fell in love with four years earlier while living in Delhi, bringing with it the stirring of distant memories and desires. As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for the funeral, so begins a pas...
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