Contemporary fiction genre books (175)


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A fúria : E outros contos by Silvina Ocampo PT

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Os contos de Silvina Ocampo — monstruosos, insólitos, perturbadores, sinistros, irreais — são o tesouro mais bem guardado da literatura latino-americana do século XX. Finalmente vemos chegar ao Brasil um livro de Silvina Ocampo, que está entre os escritores mais surpreendentes e intensos do continente. Publicado em 1959, A fúria é considerado “o mais ocampiano” dos livros de Silvina, obra em que a autora encontra sua voz única e inaugura seu universo alucinado. “Nos seus contos há algo que não consigo compreender: um estranho amor por certa crueldade inocente e oblíqua”, escreveu o amigo Jorge... continue

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A Novel to Read on the Train by Dumitru Tsepeneag EN

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Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
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A director is trying to adapt a short story he once wrote for the screen. The story is about an isolated train station under threat by a giant eagle in a small town where rumors of war are rumbling. But the film shoot is plagued by accidents. The actors and crew don't understand the script. They argue over its meaning and perhaps come to identify with its subject matter a little too closely. Soon enough reality, such as it is, begins to crumble. Roman de Gare is a dreamlike and ominous novel by a great European writer--and the first novel he composed in French.

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A palavra que resta by Stênio Gardel PT

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Uma carta guardada por mais de cinquenta anos — e jamais lida. É essa a relíquia que Raimundo leva consigo. Homem analfabeto que na juventude teve um amor secreto brutalmente interrompido, ele resolve que ainda é tempo de aprender a ler e talvez decifrar essa ferida aberta do passado.

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A shining by Jon Fosse EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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A man starts driving without knowing where he is going. He alternates between turning right and left, and ultimately finds himself stuck at the end of a forest road. It soon grows dark and begins to snow. But instead of searching for help, he ventures, foolishly, into the dark forest. Inevitably, the man gets lost, and as he grows cold and tired, he encounters a glowing being amid the obscurity. Strange, haunting and dreamlike, A Shining is the latest work of fiction by National Book Award-finalist Jon Fosse, the Beckett of the twenty-first century" ( Le Monde ).

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A Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux EN

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Country: Europe / France flag France
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WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE A New York Times Notable Book In her spare, stark style, Annie Ernaux documents the desires and indignities of a human heart ensnared in an all-consuming passion. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, an unnamed narrator attempts to plot the emotional and physical course of her 2 year relationship with a married foreigner where every word, event, and person either provides a connection with her beloved or is subject to her cold indifference. With courage and exactitude, she seeks the truth behind an existence lived entirely for someone else, a... continue

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Against the Loveless World : A Novel by Susan Abulhawa EN

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Country: Asia / Kuwait flag Kuwait
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From the internationally bestselling author of the “terrifically affecting” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Mornings in Jenin, a sweeping and lyrical novel that follows a young Palestinian refugee as she slowly becomes radicalized while searching for a better life for her family throughout the Middle East, for readers of international literary bestsellers including Washington Black, My Sister, The Serial Killer, and Her Body and Other Parties. As Nahr sits, locked away in solitary confinement, she spends her days reflecting on the dramatic events that landed her in prison in a country she barely k... continue

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Alindarka’s Children by Alhierd Bacharevič EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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Alicia and her brother Avi are interned in a camp where children are taught to forget their mother tongue and speak the language of the coloniser. They escape into the Belarusian forest to go on an adult Hansel and Gretel adventure.

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Aliss at the Fire by Jon Fosse EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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A haunting exploration of love and loss by the Beckett of the twenty-first century (Le Monde).


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An Abundance of Wild Roses by Feryal Ali-Gauhar EN

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Country: Asia / Pakistan flag Pakistan
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In the Black Mountains of Pakistan, the discovery of an unconscious, unknown man is the first snowball in an avalanche of chaos. The head of the village is beset with problems – including the injured stranger – and failing to find his way out. His daughter receives a love letter and incurs her father’s wrath. A lame boy foretells disaster, but nobody is listening. Trapped in terrible danger, a wolf-dog is battling ice and death to save a soldier’s life. Beaten by her addict husband for bearing him only daughters, a woman is pregnant again – but can this child save her? As the elements turn on ... continue