But when tragedy strikes he is forced to return home -- and must come to terms with his past, in order to create a future.Filled with both the joys and losses of ordinary life, Homecoming is a big-hearted drama about how a family falls apart and comes back together again from a hugely talented new writer.
'While the average reader cannot pretend truly to understand the reality of those who suffered in concentration camps, Kertesz draws us one step closer' ObserverGyuri, a fourteen-year-old Hungarian Jew, gets the day off school to witness his father signing over the family timber business - his final act before being sent to a labour camp.
Kingbitter, an editor at a publishing house on the verge of closure, believes himself to have been the closest friend of a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, B, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that predicts the behaviour of B's ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself.
`A fine and powerful piece of work... Dark, at times cryptic, and hugely energetic' Irish Times "No!" It is how a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child, and it is how he answered his wife years earlier when she told him that she wanted one.
Emerence is a domestic servant - strong, fierce, eccentric, and with a reputation for being a first-rate housekeeper. But Emerence has secrets and vulnerabilities beneath her indomitable exterior which will test Magda's friendship and change the complexion of both their lives irreversibly.
Bletchley Park: the top-secret landmark of World War Two, where a group of young people were fighting to defeat Hitler, and win the war. March 1943, the Second World War hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare.
21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard.
From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe.
Gradually disclosing an entire panorama of human relationship and motive, this novel is a comment on the law and the press, the labyrinth of social truth and the relentless collision of fact and fiction.
`A poet of the short story, Stuart Dybek is a strange and exceptional talent... Impressive.' Phil Baker, Sunday Times An Observer Book of the YearNineteen tales of growing up, wising up and falling in loveSpanning more than three decades of prize-winning workBy a North American master of the short storyWhat are you waiting for?
In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effectA young and penniless writer, Kif Kehlmann, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl.
By the bestselling author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Cat Out of Hell, a nail-biting tale of good versus evil involving one man, his dog and a group of 18th-century amateur scientific pioneers who just happen to be cats.
In the 60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray were Britain's most notorious gangsters. The Twins began earning more money inside than they ever did on the streets. The Krays: The Prison Years explores the fascinating and largely untold story of the Kray twins following their imprisonment.
Kalevala is the poetic name for Finland: `the land of heroes'. Ambition, lust, romance, birth and death can all be found within its pages, as well as the sampo, a mysterious talisman that brings great happiness to its possessor and over which great battles will be fought.
'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.'This selection of George Orwell's writing, from both his novels and non-fiction, gathers together his thoughts on the subject of truth.
Rickie Elliot, a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent, sets out from Cambridge full of hopes to become a writer. But when his stories are not successful, he decides instead to marry the beautiful but shallow Agnes, agreeing to abandon his writing and become a schoolmaster.
'Death has to happen. Death is missing - presumed...er...gone (and on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe). If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls.
Canine conspiracies, spurned lovers, murderous greed, jealousy, politics, power and knitting: Pelagia and the White Bulldog marks the beginning of an addictively entertaining new crime series from the internationally bestselling author, Boris Akunin.
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016Observer and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 2016David is the small boy who is always asking questions. It's here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky.