WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about childrens folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her... (read more)
From Doris Lessing, "one of the most important writers of the past hundred years" (Times of London), comes a brilliant, darkly provocative alternative history of humankinds beginnings. In the last years of his life, a Roman senator embarks on one final... (read more)
Radical and uncompromising, Umbrella is a tour de force from one of England's most acclaimed contemporary writers, and Self 's most ambitious novel to date.
It is 1971, and Zachary Busner is a maverick psychiatrist who has just begun working at a... (read more)
It is embarrassing how much I've been looking forward to this book. If you're even remotely fond of cats and aren't yet familiar with Maru, you're in for a treat. His contortionist antics have delighted YouTube viewers the world over, and while some... (read more)
A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical (and sexually confused) New Jersey teenager's larcenous quest for his acting school tuition.
It's 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan... (read more)
In our bureaucratized culture, we’re inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, primers, letters of complaint, end-of-year reports, accidentally forwarded email, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew... (read more)
In the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown Manhattan exploded into a global uprising, sparked in part by the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial record of this movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of... (read more)