High up in the Conrad Flats that loom bleakly over Acton, two future stars of the literary scene - or so they assume - are hard at work, tapping out words of ...

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First published in 1960, A Signal Victory was David Stacton's eighth novel, and the first in what he envisaged as an 'American Triptych.' In this opening panel Stacton paints ...

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Ghosts of Manila (first published in 1994) begins in a wasteland near Manila Airport where a small family business works at boiling down the cadavers of police death squad victims ...

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Griefwork, James Hamilton-Paterson's third novel, was first published in 1993.

'This book had its genesis in a vivid dream about a Holland-like landscape of dykes which caused me to ...

Peter Straub called Robert Aickman 'this century’s most profound writer of what we call horror stories'. Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term for them) are a subtle exploration ...

Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object ...

Edna O'Brien's classic, rocket of a novel, Night, is narrated by one of her most memorably, unhinged characters, Mary Hooligan. Lying on a four-poster bed, unable to sleep ...

A sweeping story of one family over fifty years and four generations in East Germany.

In Times of Fading Light begins in 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been ...

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James Hamilton-Paterson's first collection of stories was published in 1986: in a prefatory note the author claims inspiration from the 'putative memory' of a Cynic philosopher whose 'brilliant crabbiness ...

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The Bell-Boy was James Hamilton-Paterson's third novel, first published in 1990.

'Somewhere on my tropical travels I encountered a rickety hotel on whose roof an ancient servant lived in ...

Cold Hand in Mine was first published in the UK in 1975 and in the US in 1977. The story ‘Pages from a Young Girl’s Journal’ won the Aickman ...

In an unnamed town Jugnu and his lover Chanda have disappeared. Rumours abound in the close-knit Pakistani community, and then on a snow-covered January morning Chanda's brothers are arrested ...

A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create a thrilling portrait of a ...

Yoruba legend and culture were the source of much of Amos Tutuola's writing and the stories collected here are no exception. They feature characters from folklore, archetypal figures from ...

Drawing on the Yoruba folk tradition, Amos Tutuola's tales combine the resonance of universal myth with reflections on a range of human vagaries.

The leading characters of Pauper, Brawler ...

This is the story of Adebisi, a brave African huntress who sets out for the Jungle of the Pigmies to rescue her four brothers. Along the way, she conquers a ...

After four years of marriage, the brave hunter of the Rocky Town and his beautiful wife, Lola, are still without a child. Equipped with juju, sharpened machete, bow and poisonous ...

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart ...

This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters ...

India, 1923. Captain Jim Stringer is on secondment to the East Indian Railway, with a roving brief to inspect security arrangements. However, it soon proves to be a more dangerous ...