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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
Did You Ever Have A Family

Did You Ever Have A Family


Bill Clegg

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Bill Clegg Did You Ever Have A Family For Van, and for our families You should have heard him, his voice was unforgettable, irresistible, his voice was an imaginary garden woven through with fragrance. Did you ever have a family Their eyes are closed. Thats how I know were there inside it, its made of sound and steam that weaves between dark dining room, bright kitchen. Were there because Im hungry, and well all be eating soon together, and the hungers sweet Alan Shapiro, Song and Dance Silas He ...

Keywords: Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist
The Year of the Runaways

The Year of the Runaways


Sunjeev Sahota

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Sunjeev Sahota The Year of the Runaways WINTER 1.ARRIVALS Randeep Sanghera stood in front of the green-and-blue map tacked to the wall. The map had come with the flat, and though it was big and wrinkled, and cigarette butts had once stubbed black islands into the mid Atlantic, hed kept it, a reminder of the world outside. He was less sure about the flowers, guilty-looking things hed spent too long choosing at the petrol station. Get rid of them, he decided, but then heard someone was parking up ...

Keywords: Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist
Sleeping On Jupiter

Sleeping On Jupiter


Anuradha Roy

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Anuradha Roy Sleeping On Jupiter Would a circling surface vulture know such depths of sky as the moon would know AKKA MAHADEVI, 12th century for three beloved tyrants Biscoot Rukun Christopher Before the First Day The year the war came closer I was six or seven and it did not matter to me. I lived with my brother, father and mother and our hut had two rooms with mats on the floor and a line of wooden pegs from which our clothes hung and in the evening we sat in the yard outside, watching our ...

Keywords: Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist
The Chimes

The Chimes


Anna Smaill

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Anna Smaill The Chimes For my parents Then music, the mosaic of the air, Did of all these a solemn noise prepare: With which she gained the empire of the ear, Including all between the earth and sphere. Andrew Marvell Manual Signs of Tone in Key The Arrival in London Burberry Ive been standing here forever. My arms and legs and head and even my bones are heavy with sleep. Clothes heavy with the rain that wont stop falling. Shoes heavy with mud. My roughcloth bag is slung over my shoulder and it ...

Keywords: Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist
The Fishermen

The Fishermen


Chigozie Obioma

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Chigozie Obioma The Fishermen For my brothers and sisters, the battalion, a tribute. The footsteps of one man cannot create a stampede. IGBO PROVERB The madman has entered our house with violence Defiling our sacred grounds Claiming the single truth of the universe Bending down our high priests with iron Ah yes the children, Who walked on our Forefathers graves Shall be stricken with madness. They shall grow the fangs of the lizard They shall devour each other before our eyes And by ancient ...

Keywords: Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist
The Blazing World

The Blazing World


Siri Hustvedt

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

Siri Hustvedt The Blazing World Editors Introduction All intellectual and artistic endeavors, even jokes, ironies, and parodies, fare better in the mind of the crowd when the crowd knows that somewhere behind the great work or the great spoof it can locate a cock and a pair of balls. In 2003, I ran across this provocative sentence in a letter to the editor that was published in an issue of The Open Eye, an interdisciplinary journal I had been reading faithfully for several years. The letters ...

Keywords: Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


Junot íaz

ISBN: 9781594489587
Year of publication: 2007

Junot Daz THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO PART I They say it came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved that it was the death bane of the Tanos, uttered just as one world perished and another began that it was a demon drawn into Creation through the nightmare door that was cracked open in the Antilles. Fuk americanus, or more colloquially fukgenerally a curse or a doom of some kind specifically the Curse and the Doom of the New World. Also called the fuk of the Admiral ...

Keywords: Pulitzer prize