The Savage Detectives
translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
A polymathic descendant of Borges and Pynchon, Roberto Bolaño traces the hidden connection between literature and violence in a world where national boundaries are fluid and death lurks in the shadow of the avant-garde. The Savage Detectives is a dazzling original, the first great Latin American novel of the twenty-first century.
Dancing to "Almendra"
translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
In Dancing to "Almendra," Mayra Montero has created an ardent and thrilling tale of innocence lost, of Havana’s secret world that is "the basis for the clamor of the city," and of the end of a violent era of fantastic characters and extravagant crimes. Based on the true history of a bewitching city and its denizens, Almendra is the latest "triumph" (Library Journal) from one of Latin America's most impassioned and intoxicating voices.
translated from the Norwegian by Paulette Møller
A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophie’s World has become a classic which has fired the imagination of readers all over the world.
Who is Lou Sciortino?
translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
An exhilarating debut novel from one of Italy’s brightest young talents, this wildly entertaining Mafia comedy takes us into the unhinged world of a family that makes the Sopranos look like the Waltons.