Blindness Harvest Book

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Mariner Books #ad - There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, a girl with dark glasses, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. This is a shattering work by a literary master. The boston globea new york times notable book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one.

. A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses—and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

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Seeing

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Mariner Books #ad - But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote.

But when the ballots are counted, more than 70 percent are blank. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o’clock, the rain finally stops. A singular novel from the author of Blindness. What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister.

Seeing #ad - The politicians are growing jittery. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if they had been ordered to appear. Could she be behind the blank ballots? A police superintendent is put on the case.

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All the Names

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Mariner Books #ad - But one day, when he comes across the records of an anonymous young woman, something happens to him. From a nobel prize winner: “A psychological, even metaphysical thriller that will keep you turning the pages .  .  . With growing alarm and alacrity. The seattle times   a washington post book world favorite book of the Year   Senhor José is a low-grade clerk in the city’s Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space.

Obsessed, he discovers more about her, and about himself, Senhor José sets off to follow the thread that may lead him to the woman—but as he gets closer, than he would ever have wished. A middle-aged bachelor, marriage, divorce, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth, and death that are his daily routine.

All the Names #ad - The loneliness of people’s lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love—all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of José Saramago in brilliant form.

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Death with Interruptions

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Mariner Books #ad - Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Nobel prize-winner jose saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies.

They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, cats, hamsters, and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and parrots. Death sits in her chilly apartment, death with a small d, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, became human and were to fall in love?

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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ Harvest in Translation

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Mariner Books #ad - His idea of the holy family reflects the real complexities of any family, and—as only Saramago can—he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen. A wry, the bleat of a goat, fictional account of the life of christ by nobel laureate José SaramagoA brilliant skeptic, the caress of a woman half asleep, José Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light.

In this provocative, tender novel, the subject of wide critical discussion and wonder, the foundations of the Church, Saramago questions the meaning of God, and human existence itself. The result is a deft psychological portrait that moves between poetry and irony, spirituality and irreverence of a savior who is at once the Son of God and a young man.

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The Plague Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

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Dietland

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Mariner Books #ad - A giddy revenge fantasy that will shake up your thinking and burrow under your skin” Entertainment Weekly, Dietland takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight-loss obsession — with fists flying. Plum kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged.

The consequences are explosive. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.

Dietland #ad - At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. And it’s armed. An amc original series from executive producer marti noxon,   starring joy nash and julianna marguliesa best book of the yearentertainment weekly • bustle • amazon • women’s national book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor    “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.

Jennifer WeinerThe diet revolution is here.

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel

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Riverhead Books #ad - She marries arturo whitman, and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, a local widower, Snow. A wicked stepmother is a creature boy never imagined she’d become, Bird, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s daughter, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African-Americans passing for white.

And even as boy, and bird are divided, Snow, their estrangement is complicated by an insistent curiosity about one another. With breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time. In seeking an understanding that is separate from the image each presents to the world, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.

Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel #ad - Dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving,  Boy, Snow, Bird is an astonishing and enchanting novel. As seen on the cover of the new york times book review, gabriel garcía márquez, ” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:“Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, Angela Carter, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe, Haruki Murakami, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson, distinctive storyteller…Transfixing and surprising.

Entertainment weekly grade: a“i don’t care what the magic mirror says; oyeyemi is the cleverest in the land…daring and unnerving… Under Oyeyemi’s spell, the fairy-tale conceit makes a brilliant setting in which to explore the alchemy of racism, the weird ways in which identity can be transmuted in an instant — from beauty to beast or vice versa.

Ron charles, the snow white fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets,  The Washington PostFrom the prizewinning author of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, race, coming February 2016, beauty, and vanity. In the winter of 1953, boy novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York.

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Melmoth: A Novel

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Custom House #ad - . That changes when her friend karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. And then Karel disappears. Masterful…scary and smart, working as a horror story but also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of will and love.

. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. Perry did as much in her richly praised novel The Essex Serpent, but this is a deeper, more complex novel and more rewarding. Washington postfor centuries, in sarah perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, it is heading in our direction.

Melmoth: A Novel #ad - It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. To helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. In prague, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, working as a translator, refuge.

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Dogeaters: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Finalist for the national book award and a 2015 Wall Street Journal Book Club selection: An intense portrait of the Philippines in the late 1950s. Dogeaters follows a diverse set of characters through Manila, each exemplifying the country’s sharp distinctions between social classes. From the country’s president and first lady to an idealist reformer, from actors and radio DJs to prostitutes, seemingly unrelated lives become intertwined.

 . Celebrated novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn effortlessly shifts from the capital’s elite to the poorest of the poor.

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Snow Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek’s ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. But ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced.

His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. Touching, and humming with cerebral suspense, slyly comic, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.

Snow Vintage International #ad - Dread, yearning, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism–these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, identity, disquieting novel.

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