Fiction

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    Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
    A Novel
    By Mo Yan, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Today’s most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating read. The hero—or antihero—of Mo Yan’s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story... [READ MORE]
    Danny's Mom
    A Novel
    By Elaine Wolf
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Beth Maller returns to her job as a high school guidance counselor shortly after her teenage son, Danny, is killed in a car accident. Beth didn’t want Danny to drive that snowy night, but her husband insisted the roads were safe. Beth blames him for Danny’s death, and she blames herself for allowing... [READ MORE]
    The Garlic Ballads
    A Novel
    By Mo Yan, By Howard Goldblatt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as they believed. Warehouses fill up, taxes skyrocket, and government officials maltreat even those who have... [READ MORE]
    Mercy Among the Children
    A Novel
    By David Adams Richards
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At the age of twelve, Sidney Henderson, in a moment of anger, pushes his friend Connie Devlin off the roof of a local church. Looking down on Connie’s motionless body, Sidney believes he is dead. Let Connie live and I will never harm another soul, Sidney vows. At that moment, Connie stands up and, laughing,... [READ MORE]
    Duke of Egypt
    A Novel
    By Margriet De Moor, Translated by Paul Vincent
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Flame-haired Lucie raises horses on her father’s farm. One summer day, she meets a dark, handsome stranger named Joseph, and it is love at first sight. But their union is as improbable as their love is deep. For Joseph is a wanderer, a full-blooded gypsy for whom all of Europe is a stomping ground. Despite... [READ MORE]
    Judge Savage
    A Novel
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Already a highly successful lawyer, Daniel Savage has just been promoted to the position of Crown Court judge—though jealous colleagues whisper that his promotion might be due to the fact that he is black. He decides that it’s finally time to settle down, forswear philandering, and rededicate himself... [READ MORE]
    The Headless Horseman
    A Strange Tale of Texas Legend
    By Mayne Reid
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The legend of the headless horseman is one that has roots in a number of different countries and cultures, dating back much farther than Washington Irving’s well-known tale. Captain Mayne Reid’s tale, published nearly forty years later, is based on a well-known Texas folk tale.Set in nineteenth-century... [READ MORE]
    Juggling the Stars: A Novel
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints,... [READ MORE]
    The Late Mr. Shakespeare
    By Robert Nye
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Our guide to the life of the Bard is an actor called Pickleherring, who asserts that as a boy he was an original member of Shakespeare's acting troupe. In an attic above a brothel in Restoration London—a half century after Shakespeare has departed the stage—Pickleherring, now an old man, sits down to... [READ MORE]
    The House of Medici: Seeds of Decline
    A Novel
    By Edward Charles
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Riveting Sequel to The House of Medici: Inheritance of Power.Lucrezia Tornabuoni, brought up in the Palazzo Medici alongside Cosimo’s children, always expected to marry his charismatic younger son, Giovanni. But now in later life, she finds herself imprisoned in a loveless marriage with the gout-ridden... [READ MORE]
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