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  • White Teeth
  • Smith Zadie
  • Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a delightfully cacophonous tale that spans 25 years of two families' assimilation in North London. The Joneses and the Iqbals are an unlikely a pairing of families, but their intertwined destinies distill the British Empire 's history and hopes into a dazzling multiethnic melange that is a pure joy to read. Smith proves herself to be a master at drawing fully-realized, vibrant characters, and she demonstrates an extraordinary ear for dialogue. It is a novel full of humor and empathy that is as inspiring as it is enjoyable.White Teeth is ambitious in scope and artfully rendered with a confidence that is extremely rare in a writer so young. It boggles the mind that Zadie Smith is only 24 years old, and this novel is a clarion call announcing the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction. It is a raucous yet poignant look at modern life in London and is clearly the book to read this summer.

  • Who Are You?
  • Каван Анна
  • Depicting the hopeless, emotional polarity of a young couple, this novel follows their doomed marriage spent in a remote, tropical hell. She—described only as “the girl”—is young, sophisticated and sensitive. He, “Mr. Dog-Head,” is an unreconstructed thug and heavy drinker who rapes his wife, otherwise passing his time bludgeoning rats with a tennis racket. Together with a visiting stranger, “Suede Boots”—who urges the woman to escape until he is banished by her husband—these characters live through the same situations twice. Their identities are equally real—or unreal—in each case. With slight variation in the background and the novel’s atmosphere, neither the outcome nor the characters themselves are quite the same the second time. The constant question of the jungle “brain-lever” bird remains unanswered: Review

  • Who Fears Death
  • Okorafor Nnedi
  • An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa.In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue.Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny-to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture-and eventually death itself.

  • Who Killed Palomino Molero?
  • Llosa Mario
  • This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air Force base in the northern desert, a young airman is found murdered. Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma investigate. Lacking a squad car, they have to cajole a local cabbie into taking them to the scene of the crime. Their superiors are indifferent; the commanding officer of the air base stands in their way; but Silva and Lituma are determined to uncover the truth. Who Killed Palomino Molero, an entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, takes up one of Vargas Llosa's characteristic themes: the despair at how hard it is to be an honest man in a corrupt society.

  • ?wi?skim Truchtem
  • Fabicka Joanna
  • ?ycie pi?tnastoletniego Rudolfa G?bczaka nie jest ?atwe: zawody mi?osne, afery polityczne, romansuj?cy ojciec, matka feministka, niezdyscyplinowana babcia, rodacy niezdecydowani, czy wej?? do Unii… Polski kuzyn Adriana Mole`a radzi sobie z tym wszystkim z w?a?ciwym sobie wdzi?kiem. Z filozoficzn? zadum? (niekiedy tylko przechodz?c? w panik?) przyjmuje otaczaj?cy go chaos i kompletny brak zrozumienia. Najwa?niejsza jest wszak wierno?? artystycznym aspiracjom – nawet gdy na ich drodze staj? zbli?aj?ce si? egzaminy do liceum, wci?? krzywy zgryz i kompletny brak zainteresowania polskiej kinematografii m?odymi geniuszami aktorskimi. Pe?na humoru i trafnych obserwacji opowie?? z ?ycia wsp??czesnego nastolatka to zabawna (i pouczaj?ca) lektura r?wnie? dla dzieci nieco starszych, a nawet zupe?nie doros?ych. Wsp??czesna polska rzeczywisto?? okazuje si? czasem jeszcze bardziej zwariowana ni? Rudolf…

  • ?wiadectwo Prawdy
  • Picoult Jodi
  • W oborze na farmie amisz?w w Pensylwanii znaleziono zw?oki noworodka. Lokalna spo?eczno?? jest w szoku – w wyniku dochodzenia policyjnego o odebranie dziecku ?ycia zostaje oskar?ona jego domniemana matka, osiemnastoletnia Katie Fisher, niezam??na dziewczyna z rodziny amisz?w. Spraw? Katie przyjmuje Ellie Hathaway, rozczarowana swoj? prac? adwokatka z wielkiego miasta. Po raz pierwszy w swojej karierze spotyka si? z wymiarem sprawiedliwo?ci rz?dz?cym si? innymi zasadami ni? ten, kt?ry zna na wylot. Zag??biaj?c si? w ?wiat amisz?w, musi znale?? spos?b, aby dotrze? do swojej klientki i porozumie? si? z ni? w jej j?zyku. Praca nad t? zawik?an? spraw? prowadzi j? tak?e w g??b w?asnego ja, a kiedy jeszcze pojawi si? w jej ?yciu m??czyzna z przesz?o?ci, Ellie stanie oko w oko ze swoimi najtajniejszymi l?kami i pragnieniami?

  • Wife 22
  • Gideon Melanie
  • Maybe it was my droopy eyelids. Maybe it was because I was about to turn the same age my mother was when I lost her. Maybe it was because after almost twenty years of marriage my husband and I seemed to be running out of things to say to each other.But when the anonymous online study called 'Marriage in the 21st Century' showed up in my inbox, I had no idea how profoundly it would change my life. It wasn't long before I was assigned both a pseudonym (Wife 22) and a caseworker (Researcher 101).And, just like ...

  • Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture
  • Cain Chelsea
  • Tofu casseroles, communes, clothing-optional kindergarten, antiwar proteststhese are just a few of the hallmarks of a counterculture childhood. What became of kids who had been denied meat, exposed to free love, and given nouns for names? In Wild Child, daughters of the hippie generation speak about the legacy of their childhoods. The writers present a rearview mirror to contemporary culture; with an eye on the past they remind us that there is more than one path through the present. Contributors include Lisa Michaels (Split) and Ariel Gore (Hip Mama).

  • Wild Ginger
  • Min Anchee
  • At once a coming-of-age tale and a heart-rending love story, Wild Ginger explores the devastating experience of the Cultural Revolution, which defined Anchee Min"s youth. The beautiful, iron-willed Wild Ginger is only in elementary school when she is singled out by the Red Guards for her "foreign-colored eyes." Her classmate Maple is also a target of persecution. The novel chronicles the two girls" maturing in Shanghai in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Chairman Mao ruled absolutely and his followers took up arms in his name. Wild Ginger grows up to become a model Maoist, but her love for a man soon places her in an untenable position – and ultimately in mortal danger. This slim and powerful novel "examines the fragile sensibilities and emotions of an entire generation of Chinese youth" (Washington Post) and brilliantly delineates the psychological and sexual perversion of those times.

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
  • Chang Jung
  • The forces of history and the exceptional talents of this young writer combine to produce a work of nonfiction with the breadth and drama of the richest, most memorable fiction classics. Wild Swans is a landmark book, with the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic vision of a monumental human saga, which tells of the lives of Jung Chang, her mother, her grandmother, and of 20th-century China. 16-page photo insert.***"Bursting with drama, heartbreak and horror, this extraordinary family portrait mirrors China 's century of turbulence…[Chang's] meticulous, transparent prose radiates an inner strength." Publisher's Weekly"...


  • Windows on the World
  • Бегбедер Фредерик
  • Спустя год после теракта, уничтожившего Всемирный торговый центр в Нью-Йорке, Фредерик Бегбедер мучительно ищет слова, способные выразить невыразимое – ужас реальности, которая превзошла самые мрачные голливудские фантазии, – и одновременно стремится понять, как могла произойти самая чудовищная катастрофа в истории Америки и как нам всем жить в том новом мире, что возник на планете 11 сентября 2001 года.


  • Wizard of the Crow
  • Thiong Ng?g?
  • In exile for more than twenty years, Ngugi wa Thiong'o has become one of the most widely read African writers of our time, the power and scope of his work garnering him international attention and praise. His aim in "Wizard of the Crow" is, in his own words, nothing less than 'to sum up Africa of the twentieth century in the context of 2,000 years of world history.' Commencing in 'our times' and set in the 'Free Republic of Aburiria', the novel dramatises with corrosive humour and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, Ngugi reveals humanity in all its ceaselessly surprising complexity. Informed by richly enigmatic traditional African storytelling, "Wizard of the Crow" is a masterpiece, the crowning achievement in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's career thus far.

  • Wojna polsko-ruska pod flag? bia?o-czerwon?
  • Mas?owska Dorota
  • Wojna polsko-ruska… to pierwsza polska powie?? dresiarska. W g??wnej warstwie narracyjnej opowiada o przygodach dresiarza Silnego z pi?cioma kolejnymi dziewcz?tami. Jednocze?nie stanowi nadrealistyczn? alegori? polskiej to?samo?ci narodowej w rzeczywisto?ci ma?ego miasta w wojew?dztwie pomorskim. W?tki kryminalne przeplataj? si? w niej z nadzwyczaj dojrza?? egzystencjaln? refleksj?. Trzeba tu doda?, ?e jest to utw?r do?? brutalny, u?wiadamiaj?cy jak wielkim zagro?eniem jest dla cz?owieka narkotyk (w tym wypadku amfetamina), niszcz?cy osobowo?? i generuj?cy niebezpieczne urojenia. Uwag? zwraca zw?aszcza doskonale stylizowany j?zyk podkultury marginesu ...

  • Wolf Totem
  • Jiang Rong
  • An epic Chinese tale in the vein of The Last Emperor, Wolf Totem depicts the dying culture of the Mongols-the ancestors of the Mongol hordes who at one time terrorized the world-and the parallel extinction of the animal they believe to be sacred: the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolfPublished under a pen name, Wolf Totem was a phenomenon in China, breaking all sales records there and earning the distinction of being the second most read book after Mao's little red book. There has been much international excitement too-to date, rights have been sold in thirteen countries. Wolf ...

  • Woman in the Fifth
  • Kennedy Douglas
  • Douglas Kennedy's new novel demonstrates once again his talent for writing serious popular fiction. and were both bestsellers in paperback.That was the year my life fell apart, and that was the year I moved to Paris.When Harry Ricks arrives in Paris on a bleak January morning he is a broken man. He is running away from a failed marriage and a dark scandal that ruined his career as a film lecturer in a small American university. With no money and nowhere to live, Harry swiftly falls in with the city's underclass, barely scraping a living while trying to finish the book he'd always dreamed of writing. A chance meeting with a mysterious woman, Margit Kadar, with whom Harry falls in love, is his only hope of a brighter future. However, Margit isn't all she seems to be and Harry soon has to make a decision that will alter his life forever.

  • Women
  • Bukowski Charles
  • Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.With all of Bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.

  • Wonderful Wonderful Times
  • Jelinek Elfriede
  • A dozen years after the collapse of the Third Reich, four adolescents commit a gratuitously violent assault and robbery in a Viennese park. So begins Jelinek's (The Piano Teacher) brilliant new novel, an unrelenting and horrifying exploration of postwar Austria, where the sins of the fathers are visited upon a new generation too disaffected to understand the source of its inarticulate rage. Jelinek's prose is breathless and incisive as she paints psychological portraits of her characters in swift, sure brushstrokes. Among the group of young criminals in the park are Rainer Witkowski, a liar and a coward who fancies ...

  • Work Song
  • Doig Ivan
  • "If America was a melting pot, Butte would be its boiling point," observes Morrie Morgan, the itinerant teacher, walking encyclopedia, and inveterate charmer last seen leaving a one-room schoolhouse in Marias Coulee, the stage he stole in The Whistling Season. A decade later Morrie is back in Montana, as the beguiling narrator of Work Song.Lured like so many others by "the richest hill on earth," Morrie steps off the train in Butte, copper-mining capital of the world, in its jittery heyday of 1919. But while riches elude Morrie, once again a colorful cast of local characters – and their ...

  • Wszystkie bo?e dzieci ta?cz?
  • Мураками Харуки
  • Murakami czuje si? ?wietnie r?wnie? w zwartej oszcz?dnej i precyzyjnej formie kr?tkiego opowiadania. Kilkoma s?owami zarysowuje wyraziste, sugestywne ?wiaty, a ka?da z historii jest przekonuj?ca, pe?na i satysfakcjonuj?ca. Ka?dy z bohater?w odbywa jak?? podr?? czy to w rzeczywistym, geograficznym, czy jedynie wewn?trznym, duchowym wymiarze do kt?rej bod?cem staje si? tytu?owe trz?sienie ziemi ka?dy z nich odkrywa w sobie jak?? tajemnic?, kt?r? pr?buje przenikn?? albo po prostu pogodzi? si? z jej istnieniem ka?dy ma jak?? obsesj?, kt?ra zatruwa mu ?ycie ka?dy jest uwik?any b?d? dopiero si? wik?a w skomplikowane relacje z innymi lud?mi, poprzez kt?re nast?puje niejako wzajemna wymiana sekretnych duchowych labirynt?w. Nieposkromiona wyobra?nia Murakamiego raz po raz rozsadza ramy realno?ci, przenosz?c czytelnika to w ?wiat sn?w, to marze?, to czystej surrealnej fantazji.

  • Wszystkie imiona
  • Saramago Jose
  • Bohater- pan Jose, urz?dnik Archiwum G??wnego Akt Stanu Cywilnego- za wszelk? cen? stara si? odnale?? pewn? kobiet?. Cho? nie ma ?adnego konkretnego powodu, by jej szuka?, co? pcha go do dzia?ania. Aby osi?gn?? sw?j cel, ten uczciwy, z pozoru bezbarwny cz?owiek ucieka si? do oszustwa, a nawet przest?pstwa. Co ka?e mu to czyni?? Odbywaj?c z bohaterem absurdaln? w?dr?wk? po korytarzach Archiwum, czytelnik niepostrze?enie zag??bia si? w labirynt w?asnego umys?u, by odnale?? w nim to, czego wcale si? nie spodziewa.


  • Wymy?lona dziewczyna
  • Irving John
  • Autobiografia Johna Irvinga napisana jest, podobnie jak powie?ci jego autorstwa, z dystansem, ironi?, a ponadto z du?? doz? samokrytycyzmu. Wspomnienia autora skupiaj? si? wok?? pasji jego ?ycia, kt?r? zaskakuj?co okazuj? si? zapasy. Przez wiele lat Irving uwa?a? si? przede wszystkim za zapa?nika, a dopiero w drugiej kolejno?ci za pisarza. Ksi??ka jest zbiorem zwi?z?ych, autoironicznych wspomnie? przedstawionych z w?a?ciwym Irvingowi humorem, lekko?ci?. Jego styl posiada jedn? z najbardziej cenionych przez Czytelnika cech, kt?r? jest wra?enie intymno?ci oraz blisko?ci z autorem. Zapasy okazuj? si? pretekstem ...