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Evie Wyld has a remarkable talent for blending contemporary fiction with archaic and mythic literary devices. For lovers of mysteries, thrillers, and historical fiction, sociopolitical commentary and storylines that feature complex female protagonists, The Bass Rock does not disappoint. Following three interrelated narratives that span centuries, the book unfolds like an eerie, winding maze, with spine-chilling interludes around every corner. Wyld's grisly, visceral style will leave readers wondering: do witches, ghosts, and demons walk among us?                                                         

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871881
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Published: Pantheon - September 1st, 2020

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When Tessa, a single mother and BBC producer, discovers that her sister Marian is an IRA operative, she can't believe it. Yet not only is it true--Marian is also working for the other side. Torn between loyalty to her sister and the need to protect her son, Tessa also accepts a double role as an IRA scout and MI5 informant--and the sisters' lives change forever. Rich with suspense, plot twists, and masterly character development, Berry's taut thriller takes us into the heart of divided Ireland with a story of survival, struggle, and family bonds.

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ISBN: 9780735224995
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Published: Viking - April 6th, 2021

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Can Xue’s first story collection in over a decade is a frenetic adventure through China’s slums. These sixteen pieces show the gritty reality of urban life, taking readers through sewers, behind concrete walls, and inside claustrophobic rooms. At the same time, with their varied and unreliable narrators, these narratives seem to unfold somewhere between the physical world and the fantastic world--charting dizzying liminal spaces where the only constants are incessant change and uncertainty. Despite this fundamental disorientation, Can Xue’s stories are threaded by questions of human nature, and what it means to share space with other forms of life. I Live in the Slums is not for everyone, but those that do decide to venture into Can Xue’s world will certainly be mesmerized. 

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By Can Xue, Karen Gernant (Translated by), Zeping Chen (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300247435
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Published: Yale University Press - May 19th, 2020

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