Keywords: 2017

Das Steingeschöpf

Das Steingeschöpf


G V Anderson

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Year of publication: 0

Das Steingeschpf G. V. Anderson Id not long been made journeyman when the Schpfers Guild gave me my first commission in 1928. Frau Leitner from Bavaria had written to request a small restoration I took the southbound train from Berlin, made two changes, and disembarked at the end of the line in a small town tucked between the pleats of the mountains. A ragged man with a horse-drawn cart was waiting for me. We travelled by lamplight up a steep, icy path to the front door of an old timber chalet. ...

Keywords: World Fantasy Awards 2017
Seasons of Glass and Iron

Seasons of Glass and Iron


Amal El-Mohtar

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Year of publication: 0

Seasons of Glass and Iron BYAmal El Mohtar For Lara West Tabitha walks, and thinks of shoes. She has been thinking about shoes for a very long time: the length of three and a half pairs, to be precise, though its hard to reckon in iron. Easier to reckon how many pairs are left: of the seven she set out with, three remain, strapped securely against the outside of the pack she carries, weighing it down. The seasons wont keep still, slip past her with the landscape, so she cant say for certain ...

Keywords: Locus Awards 2017
Swing Time

Swing Time


Zadie Smith

ISBN: 9780399564314
Year of publication: 2016

Zadie Smith Swing Time For my mother, Yvonne When the music changes, so does the dance. Hausa proverb Prologue It was the first day of my humiliation. Put on a plane, sent back home, to England, set up with a temporary rental in St. Johns Wood. The flat was on the eighth floor, the windows looked over the cricket ground. It had been chosen, I think, because of the doorman, who blocked all inquiries. I stayed indoors. The phone on the kitchen wall rang and rang, but I was warned not to answer it ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize
Autumn

Autumn


Ali Smith

ISBN: 9781101870747
Year of publication: 2017

Ali Smith Autumn For Gilli Bush-Bailey see you next week and for Sarah Margaret Hardy perennial Wood Spring come to you at the farthest, In the very end of harvest William Shakespeare At current rates of soil erosion, Britain has just 100 harvests left. Guardian, 20 July 2016 Green as the grass we lay in corn, in sunlight Ossie Clark If I am destined to be happy with you here how short is the longest Life. JohnKeats Gently disintegrate me WS Graham 1 It was the worst of times, it was the worst ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize
Home Fire

Home Fire


Kamila Shamsie

ISBN: 9780735217706
Year of publication: 2017

Home Fire Kamila Shamsie For Gillian Slovo The ones we love are enemies of the state. Sophocles, Antigone translated by Seamus Heaney Isma 1 ISMA WAS GOING to miss her flight. The ticket wouldnt be refunded, because the airline took no responsibility for passengers who arrived at the airport three hours ahead of the departure time and were escorted to an interrogation room. She had expected the interrogation, but not the hours of waiting that would precede it, nor that it would feel so ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize
Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo


George Saunders

ISBN: 9780812995350
Year of publication: 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders Part One I. On our wedding day I was forty-six, she was eighteen. Now, I know what you are thinking: older man not thin, somewhat bald, lame in one leg, teeth of wood exercises the marital prerogative, thereby mortifying the poor young But that is false. That is exactly what I refused to do, you see. On our wedding night I clumped up the stairs, face red with drink and dance, found her arrayed in some thinnish thing an aunt had forced her into, silk collar ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


Arundhati Roy

ISBN: 9781524733162
Year of publication: 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Arundhati Roy To, The Unconsoled I mean, its all a matter of your heart NZIM HIKMET At magic hour, when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke. When the bats leave, the crows come home. Not all the din of their homecoming fills the silence left by the sparrows that have gone missing, and the old white-backed vultures, custodians of the dead ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize
Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13


Jon McGregor

ISBN: 9780008204877
Year of publication: 2017

Reservoir 13 Jon McGregor The river is moving. The blackbird must be flying. Wallace Stevens Dedication i.m. Alistair McGregor 19452015 1 They gathered at the car park in the hour before dawn and waited to be told what to do. It was cold and there was little conversation. There were questions that werent being asked. The missing girls name was Rebecca Shaw. When last seen shed been wearing a white hooded top. A mist hung low across the moor and the ground was frozen hard. They were given ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize
Solar Bones

Solar Bones


Mike McCormack

ISBN: 9781786891280
Year of publication: 2016

Solar Bones Mike McCormack for Maeve the bell the bell as hearing the bell as hearing the bell as standing here the bell being heard standing here hearing it ring out through the grey light of this morning, noon or night god knows this grey day standing here and listening to this bell in the middle of the day, the middle of the day bell, the Angelus bell in the middle of the day, ringing out through the grey light to here standing in the kitchen hearing this bell snag my heart and draw the whole ...

Keywords: 2017 Longlisted Man Booker Prize