Paul is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. But Paul's parents and siblings have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open, and with summer storms brewing, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point .
These magnetic essays are nothing less than a reckoning, dissecting relations between the sexes, women and writing, work and life.
Hardwick's provocative essays were first published in 1974 and won loyal admiration from writers including Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Cynthia Ozick, Derek Walcott, and Joyce Carol Oates.
The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire. and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.
VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile.
VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. But beneath the gentle daily routines of this community run currents of supressed desire, religious yearning and a legend of disastrous love.
VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. `You'd better wake up.'Jake is clever, lazy and scraping by in London as a hack translator. Jake loves Anna. Anna loves Hugo. Hugo loves Sadie. Of course, Sadie loves Jake.
VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. He's thinking about Hilda, Rupert, Morgan, Tallis, Simon and Axel, and they will not all survive his malevolent attention.
Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met, of transgressive and often tragic women - prostitutes and mothers, spinsters and celebrities, famous writers and the homeless - that illuminate the era's racism, sexism, and poverty. Above all, here is prose blurring into poetry, language to lose - and perhaps to find - yourself in.
Presents Little Women which describes the family life of the four March sisters living in a small New England community, and Good Wives which is the story of March sisters, some three years later, when, as young adults, they must face up to the inevitable trials and traumas of everyday life in their search for individual happiness.
When Reverend Josiah Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, is accused of theft it causes a public scandal, sending shockwaves through the world of Barsetshire. The Crawleys desperately try to remain dignified while they are shunned by society, but the scandal threatens to tear them, and the community, apart.
**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.
Not since Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber have old stories been made to feel so electrically new.
Not since Wim Winders' Wings of Desire have the numinous and the everyday been so magically combined.
When Mr Crawley, curate of Hogglestock, is falsely accused of theft he suffers bitterly with his family. Crawley is an ambiguous character however, and he himself seems to bring about most of his suffering.
I might only be nineteen, but I'm wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly. I'm going to use my new monthly column for The Face to write about every ridiculous, surreal, amazing aspect of a million people knowing your name.
From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desireIn Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI.
A devastating accident is only the start of Emily Mattison's troubles... When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance from a distant cousin, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt's assets.
An unexpected inheritance from her grandmother offers Libby Pulford the opportunity to escape her abusive marriage and return to her Lancashire roots with her young son Ned. But her domineering husband Steven won't let her go so easily.
When Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan. She's very attracted to Dan - but dare she trust any man again?
12 classic English fairy tales and their history reissued for 2019. These are stories of giants, dragons, fairies and Arthurian Romance. Together, they form a perfect introduction to the different types of traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage.
In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct.