New books in English, October 2016

We hereby present five new books in English. Enjoy!

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3bef7856acbc03bec35e1e87436343621Harry Potter and the cursed child is based on a new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. It is a playwright.

The Eighth story. Nineteen years later… It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

 

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A loving husband or a heartless killer? She, The Widow, would know, wouldn’t she?

Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms. Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.

 

61ef98ffa434358c60d7ee44d5d37364 A manual for cleaning women is a selection of 43 short stories by Lucia Berlin

With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. Celebrated for many years by those in the know, she is about to become – a decade after her death – the writer everyone is talking about. The collection is introduced by Lydia Davis.

 

9718c9df8fb9021b87d32e61a069151a Who is the real Sophie Stark? The Life and death of Sophie Stark is a novel about an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most. Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be ‘more like life than life itself’. This talent, however, comes at a cost. She appropriates the lives of her subjects in the name of her art, and has no qualms about exploiting secrets and manipulating confessions even if it’s at the expense of her most meaningful relationships.

 

 

40201c72dd04884d2dab1acadf2c1344A Little Life is about four young men – friends from the same college – who move to New York to chase big careers. They are all, improbably, incredibly successful: JB in the art world, Malcolm as a “starchitect”, Willem as an actor and Jude as a litigator. The story narrows its focus on Jude: broken, full of secrets, self-harming, slicing his calves and arms at 2am, his body a web of scar tissue. The Guardian. «Deeply disturbing yet som revelatory about human kindness that you might also fell touched by grace». San Fransisco Chronicle

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015

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