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(P/B) PRODIGALS
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0121

Adrift in lives of possibility and limitation, the flawed, struggling and sympathetic characters of these desperate, eerie stories seek refuge from meaninglessness and boredom in love, art, friendship, drugs, and sex. A journalist is either the guest or captive of a reclusive former tennis star at his mansion in the French hills; a terrible storm forces a man and a woman, who may be his therapist, to flee New York together; the artistic ambitions of a banker are laid bare when he comes under the influence of two strange sisters. Unflinchin...
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(P/B) EVERY LOVE STORY IS A GHOST STORY
A LIFE OF DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0104

David Foster Wallace is to contemporary literature what Kurt Cobain is to music. He died young enough for his promise and his achievements to solidify into a legend. For many, he became someone worth reading, revering, following. How had a teen tennis prodigy turned ace philosophy student turned novelist managed to become a generation-defining star? And how painful was that process for him? What was it that he stood for that chimed with so many? And how much did his, and his country's, addictions defeat him? D. T. Max was determined to fi...
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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) 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) 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) 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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(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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(H/B) SABRINA
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0124

Where is Sabrina? The answer is hidden on a videotape, a tape which is en route to several news outlets, and about to go viral. A landmark graphic novel, already hailed as one of the most exciting and moving stories of recent years, Sabrina is a tale of modern mystery, anxiety, fringe paranoia and mainstream misinformation - a book that tells the story of those left behind in the wake of tragedy, has important things to say about how we live now, and possesses the rare power to leave readers pulverised. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0050

This Book Will Save Your Life is an uplifting story about one man's efforts to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern-day everyman, a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home in Los Angeles who needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living-room window, threatening the foundations of his ...
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(P/B) HOW TO READ LACAN
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0012

Is psychoanalysis dead or are we to read frequent attacks on its theoretical 'mistakes' and clinical 'frauds' as a proof of its vitality? Slavoj Zizek's passionate defence of Lacan reasserts the ethical urgency of psychoanalysis. Traditionally, psychoanalysis was expected to allow the patient to overcome the obstacles which prevented access to 'normal' sexual enjoyment. Today, however, we are bombarded from all sides by different versions of the injunction 'Enjoy!' Lacan reminds us that psychoanalysis is the only discourse in which you are...
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(P/B) HOW THE WORLD THINKS
A GLOBAL HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0134

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'There to fill the Sapiens-size hole in your life' ObserverIn this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought. One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world. What we call 'philosoph...
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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) 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) 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) DEPT. OF SPECULATION
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0140

They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation. They used to be young, brave, and giddy with hopes for their future. They got married, had a child, and skated through all the small calamities of family life. But then, slowly, quietly something changes. As the years rush by, fears creep in and doubts accumulate until finally their life as they know it cracks apart and they find themselves forced to reassess what they have lost, what is left, and what they want now. Written with the dazzlin...
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(P/B) THE RADETSKY MARCH
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0131

In a subtle and touching study of family life at the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Roth manages to write in the form of the traditional family saga but at the same time giving it an individual manner and the wider panorama of a failing dynasty. (From the publisher)...
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(H/B) THE TOPEKA SCHOOL
Εκδότης: GRANTA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0826-0137

Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of '97. His parents are psychologists, his mom a famous author in the field. A renowned debater and orator, an aspiring poet, and - although it requires a lot of posturing and weight lifting - one of the cool kids, he's also one of the seniors who brings the loner Darren Eberheart into the social scene, with disastrous effects. Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, The Topeka School is a riveting story about the challenges of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity....
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