A collection of work by the man known as the father of the modern, hardboiled detective story includes 28 stories and two serialized novels featuring the Continental Op, a private investigator who has lost his natural sympathy for his fellow man. Original.
Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where she becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother and her severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished.
A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early 20th-century Catholic Brooklyn.
Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
When a mysterious man shows up at the countinghouse in 1746 New York with an order for a huge sum of money, the local colonial merchants can't decide if they should trust him, befriend him, arrest him or seduce him.
A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of his 11-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.
Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway — until he admits his student visa has expired and he's in the country illegally. Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him.
In desperate need of a wealthy bride so he can save his family's estate, the Duke of Haverford is instead drawn to marriage-averse Miss Elizabeth Windham, an intelligent beauty whom he connects with until gossip, meddling siblings and financial disaster threaten to derail their love.
Presents an imaginative tale rooted in early nineteenth-century German Romanticism that explores parallels between the origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.
Former enforcer John lives in the remote woods of Yorkshire with his two children, Cathy and Daniel, leading a quiet life in a house they built themselves; but when a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, and a series of actions is set in motion that can only end in violence. Original. A Man Book Prize finalist.
The award-winning author of Satantango presents an evocative new collection of stories, linked by a common narrator, which relates the experiences of such protagonists as a waterfall-obsessed Hungarian interpreter and a Portuguese child laborer who wanders into an alien realm.
"Nicole Claveloux's short stories—originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English—are among the most beautiful comics ever created: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are very different from our own but oddly recognizable. They are lands filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through, lands in which the very air seems alive and capable of telling you a dirty joke (or the meaning of life). In the title story, a new houseplant becomes the first step in an epic journey of self-discovery and a witty fable of modern romance—complete with talking shrubbery, infantile gourmands, a wised-up genie, and one very depressed bird. This new selection is the perfect introduction to the work of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics"—
In an alternate-world modern London submerged below flood waters, a woman who has just given birth to her first child is forced to flee her home with her baby to seek refuge in a variety of locations while the baby thrives against all odds.
While in Victorian London chaperoning her younger sister, an aspiring art critic, Evadne Gray enrolls in a fencing school where she soon discovers that her instructor is also a demon hunter and that her sister may have been pulled into this hidden world by a diabolist obsessed with youth and beauty. Original. 20,000 first printing.
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar—a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and—as Isabel finds out too late—cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabelis offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy—along with someone else!—the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"—
A debut installment in a new series by the best-selling author of Condemnation introduces hero Sikander North, a Kashmiri officer on board the starship CSS Hector who struggles to prove himself to his Aquilan crewmates and the colonial ruler's headstrong daughter during a violent uprising.
Augmenting his limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city. By the best-selling author of The Martian.
A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows the efforts of a pregnant woman who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species. 300,000 first printing.
Targeted with suspicion when children begin going missing from her Caribbean island home, Corinne LaMer travels deep into the ocean to seek the help of dangerous jumbie Mama D'Leau, who commands her to travel with her friends and mermaids to fetch a powerful object.