Fiction from Around the World
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Bezoar
And Other Unsettling Stories
Guadalupe Nettel
Difficult habits are stronger than good intentions, and these chosen folks are captive to their complicated appetites. Under unfathomable shelter, those vanquished by their perversions seek redemption through Nettel's gallant glaring and guidance. -Recommended by Ryan
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The Bitch
Pilar Quintana
This tiny novelita will hurt you, I promise. --recommended by Josiah
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The Fallen
A Novel
Carlos Manuel Álvarez
Alvarez story of a modern Cuban family and their desperation and pains left me amazed. The details and deteroritions of each member of the family and their dependence on each other is a rhythmic, impossible to put down read. --RECOMMENDED BY JOSIAH
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I Didn't Talk
Translated by Adam Morris
Beatriz Bracher
The English-language debut of a master stylist: a compassionate but relentless novel about the long, dark harvest of Brazil's totalitarian rule.
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LYING LIFE OF ADULTS
TRANSLATED BY ANN GOLDSTEIN
A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.
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The Story of the Lost Child
The Fourth and Final Neapolitan Novel
Elena Ferrante
"Nothing quite like this has ever been published before," proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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SWORD & THE SPEAR: A NOVEL
Sands of the Emperor (2)
The second novel in the exhilarating Sands of the Emperor trilogy, following the Man Booker International Prize finalist Woman of the Ashes
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The Twilight Zone: A Novel
Nona Fernández
Fernandez's brilliant book is a hybrid of fiction and history that takes place during the height of Pinochet's dictatorship of Chile and frighteningly conveys the idea of how violence in society has the ability to transport us to a whole other reality. --Recommended by Josiah
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10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World
Elif Shafak
A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak.
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After Dark
Haruki Murakami
Murakami places the reader in a world fully of his own creation—related to ours, but a shadow world of misfits caught in a nocturnal stream of casual violence, emotionless sex and meaningful coincidence.
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Água Viva
A Novel
Clarice Lispector
Lispector at her most philosophically radical. A meditation on the nature of life and time, Água Viva (1973) shows Lispector discovering a new means of writing about herself, more deeply transforming her individual experience into a universal poetry. In a body of work as emotionally powerful, formally innovative, and philosophically profound as...
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Always Astonished
Selected Prose
Fernando Pessoa
"After looking for him in the poems, we search for him in the prose. The pursuit of the Other in Pessoa's work is never-ending," writes Edwin Honig. Essential to understanding the great Portuguese poet are the essays written about (and by) his...
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The Back Room
Carmen Martín Gaite
In the middle of the night, a woman awakens to find a stranger in her bedroom. Though she cannot determine who he is--or, indeed, whether he is even real at all and not just an extension of her dreams or her writing–she is drawn into a conversation...
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The Beggar's Knife
Rodrigo Rey Rosa
From one of Guatemala's finest young writers, these twenty-six stories-at once brutal and intensely lyrical-are peopled with sorcerers, ghosts, and assassins. Springing from myth and beliefs indigenous to Central America and North America, where...

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