THE TURTLE WARRIOR
Takes readers from the heartland of America to the battlefields of
Vietnam. “The Turtle Warrior’ is about many things: self-hatred,
domestic abuse, the cruelty of fate, the unfairness of life, the sadness of sons repeating the sins of the fathers. But it is also about
goodness and kindness, the sacredness of nature and the miracle
of love.”—San Franscisco Chronicle.
Penguin • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-303452-0 • $15.00
What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How would that
have changed the ways that people justified their inhuman behavior? And how would it inform our cultural attitudes today? A poignant and dramatic story grounded in provocative ideas. A genuinely original, profoundly imaginative novel. “Don’t be fooled;
slavery may have ended 150 years ago, but you’ve still got time
to be enlightened by this bracing novel.”— The Washington Post.
“Blonde Roots jolts the reader into looking at, and in turn learning
from, history with new eyes.”—St. Petersburg Times.
Riverhead • 288 pp. • 978-1-59448-434-6 • $15.00
A Somali woman flees her failed marriage and overweening mother
in her adopted North America, returning to Mogadiscio to find herself—ironically, in a world of veils and burkas. “Farah writes of the
country lost to him with passion and pain, in a voice that is lyrical
and incisively intelligent.”—The Wall Street Journal. “Farah is one of
the real interpreters of experience on our troubled continent [of Af-rica]. His insight goes deep, beyond events, into the sorrows and joys,
the frustrations and achievements of our lives.”—Nadine Gordimer.
Penguin • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-311298-3 • $15.00
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THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO
In a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, a sorrowing
cellist plays undaunted. “A testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity, even amid the most unimaginable horrors.”—Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. “A gripping
story of Sarajevo under siege.”—J. M. Coetzee.
Riverhead • 256 pp. • 978-1-59448-365-3 • $15.00
Translated by Martin Merz and Jane Weizhen Pan
During the darkest days of the Cultural Revolution, a 12-year-old boy
wonders what life is like beyond the Xinjiang region in China’s remote
northwest. He throws himself into learning English, and a whole new
world opens up for him. A transcendent novel about a boy’s self-discovery, a country’s shame, and the power of language. “Equally tender
and searing…English conveys a sense of the time and place with clarity,
authenticity and compassion.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Viking • 320 pp. • 978-0-670-02059-1 • $24.95
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311654-7 • $15.00
Paperback available March 2010