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The Bathroom

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by Jean-Phillipe Toussaint
First published in France in 1985, The Bathroom wasJean-Philippe Toussaint's debut novel, and it heralded a new generationof innovative French literature. In this playful and perplexing book, we meet a young Parisian researcher who lives inside his bathroom. Ashe sits in his tub meditating on existence (and refusing to tell us hisname), the people around him his girlfriend, Edmondsson, the Polishpainters in...
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Camera

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by Jean-Phillipe Toussaint
Simply, put, Jean-Philippe Toussaint is one of the most original novelists working today, and will almost undoubtedly go down as one of the great comic writers of our era. Toussaint has been likened to some diverse artists (Jim Jarmusch, Samuel Beckett, Nicholson Baker), but perhaps the most apt comparison is to Charlie Chaplin, for a few reasons. 1) Like Chaplin, he turns regular-life situations into comed...
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Exiled From Almost Everywhere

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by Juan Goytisolo
In Exiled from Almost Everywhere, Juan Goytisolo's perverse mutant protagonist - the Parisian "Monster of Le Sentier" - is blown up by an extremist bomber and finds himself in the cyberspace of the Thereafter with an infinite collection of computer monitors. His curiosity piqued, he uses the screens at hand to explore the multiple ways war and terrorism are hyped in the Hereafter of his old life where he on...
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Best European Fiction 2013

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by Hemon, Aleksandar
2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction. The inimitable John Banville joins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon's series, and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors. Fans of the series will find everything they've grown to love, while new readers will discover what they've been missing!
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Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale

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by Levi, Mario
A major work of contemporary Turkish literature, Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale tells the stories of three generations of a Jewish family from the 1920s to the 1980s. Istanbul is their only home, and yet they live in a state of alienation, isolating themselves from the world around them. As witness, observer, and protagonist, the narrator--at once inside and outside of his story--records their many tales, as we...
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Best European Fiction 2015

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by West Camel
From Belarus to Wales! Translated from more than 25 languages and highlighting the future luminaries and revolutionaries of international literature. Fans of the series will find everything they've grown to love, while new readers will discover what they've been missing!
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Voices from Chernobyl

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by Alexievich, Svetlana
A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with."
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The Brueghel Moon: A Novel

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by Chiladze, Tamaz
The novel of the famous Georgian writer, poet and playwright Tamaz Chiladze focuses on moral problems/issues, arisen as a result of too great a self-assuredness of psychologists. Its main character is an up-to-now successful psychotherapist, whose wife has left him. One day she suddenly realised that her marriage is nothing more than "fact/reality born out of habit" and her family is a branch of a hospital....
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The Polish Complex

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by Konwicki, Tadeusz
The Polish Complex takes place on Christmas Eve, from early morning until late in the evening, as a line of people (including the narrator, whose name is Konwicki) stand and wait in front of a jewelry store in Warsaw. Through the narrator we are told of what happens among those standing in line outside this store, what happens as the narrator's mind thinks and rants about the current state of Poland, and wh...
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