An impressive debut novel from this Irish author that won the Guardian First Book of the Year Award. A contemporary tale of Irish life in the aftermath of the financial collapse that captures the reader in a world of language and imagery that is evocative and darkly insightful. An original and exciting new literary voice.
A diary-style story from one of the great American writers of the twentieth century. Telling the story of Steinbeck’s journey across
America in a makeshift mobile home accompanied by his dog, Charlie. During his adventures, Steinbeck encounters beauty,humour and harsh realities within the American landscape and it’s inhabitants.
This novel follows the struggles of an American family, whose world has been torn apart by the knowledge of the father’s affair with a colleague. Offering insight into the different worlds that each member of the family experiences, from the world of academia of the father, to the race issues of being an African American in this world that his wife encounters, to their sons and daughter who are trying to forge identities for themselves. A witty novel that is insightful and at times both funny and tragic.
An epic story of the life of a fictional protagonist, a young man from South America, who has a tumultuous and adventurous life. From working as a cook in the house of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, he becomes a confidante to Frida and ends up smuggeling her paintings accross into America for a New York exhibition. He then becomes a secretary for Trotsky, who he has met at the Rivera household.
An accomplished tour-de-force of a novel.