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Swallowing Mercury (Paperback) War and Turpentine (Paperback) Fish Have No Feet (Paperback) The Explosion Chronicles (Paperback) Black Moses: Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2017 (Paperback) Bricks and Mortar (Paperback) Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Paperback) Fever Dream (Paperback) A Horse Walks into a Bar (Paperback) Judas (Paperback)

Presenting the Man Booker International Prize Longlist 2017

The Man Booker International Prize has a reputation for bringing to light the most original works of fiction from around the world. Last year’s winner The Vegetarian, a disturbing and wildly inventive novel set in modern South Korea, introduced Han Kang to a worldwide audience. This year’s longlist promises testing competition, lining-up an array of talented and established writers with very different stories to tell.

The longlist includes Énard Mathias’s Compass, which won France’s coveted Priz Goncourt, Stefan Hertman’s fictionalised memoir War and Turpentine – described by The Guardian as a ‘future classic’, as well as a welcome return nomination for Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, the winner of the first Man Booker International Prize, for The Traitor’s Niche, his lavish portrait of an ancient world at the mercy of the Ottoman Empire. The novels range in scope, style and tone from Clemens Mayer’s portrait of the 1960’s sex trade in the former GDR, Bricks and Mortar, to Yan Lianke’s expansive portrait of post-Maoist rural China, The Explosion Chronicles. It is a collection that undoubtedly delivers the judges an unenviably difficult deliberation.

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Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he is a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects matchbox labels. Wiola is a good Catholic girl brought up with fabl...
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Shows a loving reconstruction of a man's interior life, at once deeply personal and more. In this book, the author reveals how our experiences shape us all, and how, even in a life of sorrow and heartache, dignity can be found. 'Has all the markings of a future classic.’ – The Guardian
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A poetic, elemental yet modern Icelandic family saga spanning the whole of Iceland's 20th century history, by the country's most distinguished and distinctive contemporary writer.

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With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, the rural community grows into a vast megalopolis. Behind this expansion are three rival clans linked together by a web of ambition, madness and greed. 'Nothing short of a masterpiece.' - The Guardian
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017 It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of terror of Dieudonne Ngoulmoumako, the institutio...
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Bricks and Mortar is a novel about the sex trade in a big city in the former GDR, from just before 1989 to the present day, charting the development of the industry from absolute prohibition to full legality in the twenty years following the reunification of Germany. Time shifts and stretches, people die and come to life again, and Meyer takes his characters seriously and challenges his readers in
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Sonja's over forty, and she's trying to move in the right direction. She's learning to drive. She's joined a meditation group. And she's attempting to reconnect with her sister. But Sonja would rather eat cake than meditate... 'Nors' writing is by turns witty, gut wrenching, stark and lyrical.' - Los Angeles Times
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A deeply unsettling and disorientating debut novel about obsession, identity and motherhood
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Winner the Man Booker International Prize 2017 The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. 'A short, shocking fictional masterpiece.' - The Sunday Times
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017Amos Oz's first major novel in a decade - since A Tale of Love and Darkness, which sold over 2 million copies worldwideShmuel - a young, idealistic student - has abandoned his studies in Jerusalem, taking a live-in job as a companion to a cantankerous old man.
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 A group of children inherit an elemental paradise on earth in Roy Jacobsen's phenomenally bestselling new novel about love, poverty and tragedy in early twentieth century Norway. 'The novel resounds with humanity and laconic humour.' - The Irish Times
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As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life as an Orientalist. A “poetic eulogy to the long history of cultural exchanges between east and west”, this is Mathias Énard's most ambitious novel since Zone.
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZEAt the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged with transporting heads to the capital - a task he relishes and performs with fervour.
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