Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith’s third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people’s
deceptions. “[A] thoroughly original tale about families and gen-erational change, about race and multiculturalism in millennial
America, about love and identity and the ways they are affected by
the passage of time.”—The New York Times. “A rollicking satire...a
tremendously good read.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Penguin • 464 pp. • 978-0-14-303774-3 • $15.00
Winner of the Orange Prize, a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston
Globe, and Washington Post Book of the Year
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THE ISLAND AT THE END OF THE WORLD
A chilling post-apocalyptic tale of how far a father will go to protect his children—from the author of The Amnesiac. “Cunningly
crafted…The Island at the End of the World manages to combine roll-ercoaster storytelling with a deep mythic quality.”—The Observer.
“This is a stew of imagery and emotion, not a million miles away
from the bleak richness of Cormac McCarthy….Something powerful lurks at the heart of [this book.]”—The Guardian.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-311625-7 • $14.00
A recent widower abandons his comfortable writer’s life in London and returns to Sri Lanka, his homeland. “It is in this continuing agency of remembered love—presented as the colors, sounds
and smells of art, in dialogue with beauty and horror—that the uplifting politics of the fine novel lies.”— The Independent. “A lovely,
vividly described novel…set against a background of lush scenery
and looming civil war.”— The Times.
Europa Editions • 352 pp. • 978-1-933372-57-0 • $16.95
Helena Maria Viramontes
UNDER THE FEET OF JESUS
A novel of cultural clashes, social injustice, and love amongst the migrant farm workers of contemporary California, as seen through the
eyes of a young Mexican-American woman. “Blends lyricism, harsh
realism, and a concern for social justice...stunning.”—Newsweek.
“An exciting read.... Throughout this rich novel, Viramontes brings
us into her world and we fall under her spell.”—Los Angeles Times.
Plume • 192 pp. • 978-0-452-27387-0 • $14.00
In 1870 a young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and
the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation. “May be the closest we will ever come in literature to an
understanding of what life was like for a western Indian.”—
Chicago Sun-Times. “Extraordinary...plunges the reader with startling
abruptness into an Indian world, a world in which reality is idyllic
and bitter, hard-edged and magical.”—Los Angeles Times.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-008937-0 • $15.00
American Book Award winner, a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year
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