‘ Kingdom Of Twilight is a thrilling historical saga which begins in 1944 and follows a handful of individuals dislocated by war,
from Poland to Germany, to Tel Aviv and New York, as they try to make sense of a changed world, and of their place in it. Steven Uhly’s epic novel is hypnotically lyrical and intensely moving’.
'A Sense Of the Beginning deals with complex and universal themes such as religious obsession, the search for homeland and the fragility of memory. Norbert Gstrein examines the crucial decisions we take as we start out in life and the omnipresent reference points of our childhoods. A moving and absorbing story by the author of The English Years’.
'Baba Dunja is a Chernobyl returnee. Together with a motley bunch of former neighbours, she sets off to create a new life for herself in the radioactive no-man's land. Rural bliss reigns, until one day a stranger turns up in the village... With her trade-mark wry humour Bronsky tells the story of a community that shouldn’t exist, and of a very unusual woman who late in life finds her own version of paradise’.
‘Set in the East Friesia region of Germany in the mid-1970s, Against the World tells the story of Daniel Kuper, the nominal heir to a drugstore dynasty, and his struggle to free himself from the petty suspicions and violence of small-town life. An unforgettable debut, Against the World is an epic account of growing up an outsider, and the pain, violence, and betrayal that accompany exclusion’.
‘When the elderly Charlotte vanishes mysteriously, her niece Valerie is forced to look after her Viennese bookshop. A business graduate hoping to continue her studies, she seems ill-suited to the task. After some initial reluctance, Valerie soon becomes drawn in to the magical world of the shop and its books. What follows is a declaration of love for bookshops everywhere and an exploration of the transformative power of books’.
‘A compelling, heart-breaking coming-of-age story, from the bestselling author of A Whole Life. Seventeen-year-old Franz arrives in Vienna from the countryside, on the eve of the Second World War. Apprenticed to an elderly tobacconist, Franz does his best to learn all he can about the ways of the world – including receiving romantic advice from a Professor Freud. Soon, however, Germany will annex Austria and the lives of our characters will be entirely changed’.