· Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 ·
· One of Barack Obama’s “Favourite Books of the Year” ·
· A New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019 ·
‘A superb book’ Max Porter, author of Lanny
Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice.
In an apartment block, the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He’s working at his family’s restaurant, trying to dodge his brother’s fists and resenting his older sister’s absence. He’s also discovering he likes boys…
All around him his friends and neighbours experience the tumult of living in the margins. Their stories – of living, thriving and dying across the city’s myriad neighbourhoods – are stitched throughout the boy’s life to reveal a young woman caught out in an affair, the fortunes of a rag-tag baseball team and a group of young hustlers, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, and the fate of a camera-shy mythical beast. With brilliant and soulful insight into what makes a community, a family and a life, Lot is about love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter’s. I cannot wait for the next installment’ – Neil Gaiman In this stunning follow-up […]149 SEK
Everything I Know About Love
‘A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her’ Julie Burchill ‘I loved it so much, I wanted it to go on forever, Dolly Alderton is so gifted at making people care. A rare talent’ Marian Keyes ‘I can say with absolute certainty that you have to […]139 SEK
Contemporary Fiction - Fiction
Queenie Jenkins är 25 år, bor i London, gör ett halvbra jobb på en halvstor dagstidning och har just blivit dumpad. Tillvaron är, helt enkelt, toppen. Med svajig magkänsla och Tinder som kompass söker Queenie tröst på sämsta tänkbara ställen. Och vid sidan av de törnar hon stoiskt uthärdar som ung, svart kvinna i en […]245 SEK
Beautiful Ruins (Penguin Essentials)
In spring 1962 American actress Dee Moray’s boat motors into an Italian bay and the life of hotelier Pasquale Tursi. Dee – fleeing a film set, claiming to be dying and desperately awaiting her lover – throws herself on Pasquale’s generous mercy. Fifty years later Pasquale lands in Hollywood, sporting a fedora and seeking a […]139 SEK