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Flesh of the Peach by Helen McClory
Flesh of the Peach
by Helen McClory (Goodreads Author)
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Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
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This is the story of a woman drifting through 1930s Paris, where she has fled to escape her old life. Her memories - sharp, vivid - flash out of the text, revealing what she has been through. I knew next to nothing about Jean Rhys before reading this ...more
The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken
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The Wandering Pine by Per Olov Enquist
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An oblique novel about the author's life, which took me completely by surprise in terms of how powerful I found it. It includes one of the finest depictions of a childhood that I have read: growing up in a northern Swedish village, the young Per-Ola ...more
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The Dinner by Herman Koch
"In haste . . .

A fantastic piece of satire that I enjoyed from the first to the last page.

The politician whom everyone reckons will be Holland's next prime minister forms a dinner party at a pretentious and ludicrously expensive restaurant with his..." Read more of this review »
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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Fishermen
by Chigozie Obioma (Goodreads Author)
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A prophecy tears apart the bonds between four brothers in Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel.

It’s 1996 when Benjamin and his brothers begin skipping school to go fishing in the forsaken river. Their parents are not happy about this but what really disturb
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A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic
"The newish, oddball teacher at a London school enters morning assembly one day and opens fire with an old army revolver, killing three of the kids, another teacher and finally himself. The investigation of this horrific case is put into the hands..." Read more of this review »
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