The gritty story of a fist-fighting, alcoholic ex-con named Sammy who is beaten senseless by the Glasgow police and plunged into a netherworld of darkness.
Paddy Clarke, a ten-year-old boy who longs to be a missionary, experiences life's joys and setbacks--specifically his ma and da's fights--as he grows up in Liffey, Ireland, in the late 1960s.
A historical novel set in the eighteenth century, Sacred Hunger is a stunning, engrossing exploration of power, domination, and greed in the British Empire as it entered fully into the slave trade and spread it throughout it colonies.
With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II.
The story of Azaro, a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions.
Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story.
The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England.
This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia...
As she lays dying, a woman reflects on her life as a historian, fighting the world of men and their doubts of her, and her brief love affair with a British tank commander.
Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis's The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years--when "all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast"--nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking.
In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes. One night her solitude is disrupted by a speechless mercurial boy named Simon and his Maori foster father Joe...
In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?"
Michael takes his mother on a journey through South Africa and searches for meaning, freedom and survival
Re-creation, based on history but told with all the urgency of fiction. No one has ever understood what drove Schindler to his heroic and cunning feats against the Nazis...
Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and finds himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence...
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Winner of the Booker of Bookers Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India's independence.
Collection of short stories by the author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of eccentrics live in houseboats. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another.
The sea: turbulent and leaden, transparent and opaque, magician and mother...
Sequel to the Raj Quartet, this novel is set in 1972, long after the British have left the remote hill station of Pankot. Staying on are Colonel Tusker Smalley and Lucy, his wife.
Towards the end of the third decade of the present century a coal hauler's cart, pulled by a large, dirt-grey horse, came into the narrow streets of the village of Saxton, a small mining community in the low hill-land of south Yorkshire.
In 1923 India, the lonely wife of an English colonist is intrigued by a minor prince named Nawab. Her letters are read by a present-day English girl, who's fascinated by India.
This consummate portrait of English provincial life, an extremely subtle story, told with all Middleton's artistry and depth of feeling, was joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974.
Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer.
In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel.
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