J. M. Coetzee
The Nobel prize-winning author explores the relationship between
father and daughter and the complicated racial complexities of the
new South Africa. “A subtly brilliant commentary on the nature
and balance of power in his homeland...by a writer at the top of his
form.”—Time. “Compulsively readable...an authentically spiritual
document, a lament for the soul of a century.”—The New Yorker.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-029640-2 • $15.00
Winner of the Booker Prize, a New York Times Book of the Year
Also available: Waiting for the Barbarians 978-0-14-006110-9
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the outSide Boy
A poignant debut novel of an Irish gypsy boy’s childhood in the
1950’s. “A powerful read. I identified so strongly with this story of
a strange and gorgeous and vanishing way of life. It’s an adventure, and, yes, a eulogy, but it’s also a full-throated song of praise.
I loved it.”—Sherman Alexie. “Poignant and magical...Cummins
captures that world in pitch perfect prose, charming and beguiling
till the story nearly breaks your heart.”—Keith Donohue, author of
The Stolen Child.
NaL • 384 pp. • 978-0-451-22948-9 • $15.00
Ron Currie, Jr.
In infancy, Junior Thibodeaux is encoded with a prophesy: a comet
will obliterate life on Earth in thirty-six years. Alone in this knowledge, he comes of age in rural Maine grappling with the question:
Does anything I do matter? “The Apocalypse is old news, but no
one since St. John the Divine has written with such power and
verve about the End of the World—and Currie’s book is far more
full of love and compassion than John could muster.”—David
Benioff, author of City of Thieves.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-311751-3• $15.00
A guided tour through
the muSeum of communiSm
Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat,
a Mole, a Pig, a Dog, and a Raven
Drakulić has emerged as one of the most popular and respected
critics of Communism to come out of the former Eastern Bloc.
Here she offers an eight-part exploration of Communism by way
of an unusual cast of narrators, each from a different country, who
reflect on the fall of Communism. Together they constitute an Or-wellian send-up of absurdities during the final years of European
Penguin • 204 pp. • 978-0-14-311863-3 • $14.00
Available March 2011
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