|Awards:||Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.|
There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, espe... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. |
An intimate and devastating portrait of Romania during and after the Second World War, through the prism of a moving and utterly original friendship.
When she leaves the ward, she feels the whiteness of the room still inside her, as if she is bleached out inside. It is the sho... read more
The Forgotten Waltz is a memory of desire: a recollection of the bewildering speed of attraction, the irreparable slip into longing. In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, in the winter of 2009,it... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011.|
This is a new part of an old story: 1930s Berlin, the threat of imprisonment and the powerful desire to make something beautiful despite the horror. Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it's been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940... read more