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Обложка книги Gabriel's Gift Gabriel's Gift

 Автор: Kureishi Hanif

The protagonist of this novel is a 15-year-old North London schoolboy called Gabriel. He is forced to come to terms with a new life, and use his gift for painting in order to make sense of his world, once the equilibrium of the family has been shattered by his father's departure.

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Обложка книги Galera Galera

 Автор: Jie Zhang

Zhang Jie trata en sus libros problemas de actualidad como la corrupción, la burocracia o los cambios económicos, con unos principios literarios que no están en realidad muy lejanos del realismo y el didactismo que imperaba en la China maoísta. Una de sus novelas más representativas es Galera (Fang zhou), crónica de tres mujeres mayores 40 años en la China de finales del siglo XX las tres marcadas por el divorcio y por un entorno que a pesar de los cambios revolucionarios y de las reformas modernizadoras sigue siendo hostil a la mujer que escapa a los papeles tradicionales familiares. Lo que salva una literatura como la de Zhang Jie, que tiene todos los números para convertirse en un aburrido excurso sociológico, es la gracia sutil de una escritura aferrada a las pequeñas cosas y a la vida cotidiana. El feminismo de manual queda atemperado por la capacidad de dar vida al mundo que recrea.

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Обложка книги Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story

 Автор: Bennett Andrea

The ‘bonkers’ book that ‘it is impossible not to be moved by’ DAILY MAIL

A joyful and hilarious tale of some very spirited septuagenarians as they overcome innumerable obstacles to save their beloved mutt from a heartless exterminator in a land where bureaucracy reigns above all else.

Perhaps you’re not a member of the Azov House of Culture Elderly Club?

Perhaps you missed the talk on the Cabbage Root Fly last week?

Galina Petrovna hasn’t missed one since she joined the Club, when she officially became old. But she would much rather be at home with her three-legged dog Boroda. Boroda isn’t ‘hers’ exactly, they belong to each other really, and that’s why she doesn’t wear a collar.

And that’s how Mitya the Exterminator got her.

And that’s why Vasily Semyonovich was arrested.

And Galina had to call on Zoya who had to call on Grigory Mikhailovich.

And go to Moscow.

Filled to the brim with pickle, misadventure and tears, Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story will leave you smiling at every page.


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Обложка книги Gallatin Canyon Gallatin Canyon

 Автор: McGuane Thomas

The stories of Gallatin Canyon are rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery skating at night on Lake Michigan; an Irish clan in Massachusetts gather around their dying matriarch; a battered survivor of the glory days of Key West washes up on other shores. Several of the stories unfold in Big Sky country: a father tries to buy his adult son’s way out of virginity; a convict turns cowhand on a ranch; a couple makes a fateful drive through a perilous gorge. McGuane's people are seekers, beguiled by the land's beauty and myth, compelled by the fantasy of what a locale can offer, forced to reconcile dream and truth.

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Обложка книги Gang Leader for a Day Gang Leader for a Day

 Автор: Venkatesh Sudhir

Honest and entertaining, Columbia University professor Venkatesh vividly recounts his seven years following and befriending a Chicago crack-dealing gang in a fascinating look into the complex world of the Windy City 's urban poor. As introduced in Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's bestseller, Freakonomics, Venkatesh became involved with the Black Kings-and their charismatic leader J.T.-as a first-year doctoral student at the University of Chicago. Sent to the projects with a multiple-choice test on poverty as his calling card, Venkatesh was, to his surprise, invited in to see how the drug dealers functioned in real life, from their corporate structure to the corporal punishment meted out to traitors and snitches. Venkatesh's narrative breaks down common misperceptions (such as all gang members are uneducated and cash rich, when the opposite is often true), the native of India also addresses his shame and subsequent emotional conflicts over collecting research on illegal activities and serving as the Black Kings' primary decision-maker for a day-hardly the actions of a detached sociological observer. But overinvolved or not, this graduate student turned gang-running rogue sociologist has an intimate and compelling tale to tell.

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Обложка книги Gangsterland Gangsterland

 Автор: Goldberg Tod

Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin.

A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population and the temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past slipping away from him, surprising even himself as he spouts quotes from the Torah or the Old Testament. Yet, as it turns out, the Mafia isn't quite done with him yet. Soon the new cemetery is being used as both a money and body-laundering scheme for the Chicago family. And that rogue FBI agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert.

Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power — a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it.

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Обложка книги Garbage Garbage

 Автор: Dixon Stephen

A fast-paced novel told heavily through dialogue, Garbage examines just how far one is willing to go to live under his own terms.

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Обложка книги Gardens in the Dunes Gardens in the Dunes

 Автор: Silko Leslie Marmon

A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman's quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed.At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a "proper" young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

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Обложка книги Gargling With Tar Gargling With Tar

 Автор: Topol Jachim

Czechoslovakia, 1968. The Soviet troops have just invaded and, for the young orphan Ilya, life is suddenly turned on its head. At first there is relief that the mean-spirited nuns who run his orphanage have been driven out by the Red Army, but as the children are left to fend for themselves, order and routine quickly give way to brutality and chaos, and Ilya finds himself drawn into the violence. When the troops return, the orphans are given military training and, with his first-hand knowledge of the local terrain, Ilya becomes guide to a Soviet tank battalion, leading him ever deeper into a macabre world of random cruelty, moral compromise and lasting shame.

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Обложка книги Gasa-Gasa Girl Gasa-Gasa Girl

 Автор: Hirahara Naomi

From the time she was a child, Mas Arai's daughter, Mari, was completely gasa-gasa – never sitting still, always on the go, getting into everything. And Mas, busy tending lawns, gambling, and struggling to put his Hiroshima past behind him, never had much time for the family he was trying to support. For years now, his resentful daughter has lived a continent away in New York City, and had a life he knew little about. But an anxious phone call from Mari asking for his help plunges the usually obstinate Mas into a series of startling situations from maneuvering in an unfamiliar city to making nice with his tall, blond son-in-law, Lloyd, to taking care of a sickly child…to finding a dead body in the rubble of a former koi pond.

The victim was Kazzy Ouchi, a half-Japanese millionaire who also happened to be Mari and Lloyd's boss. Stumbling onto the scene, Mas sees more amiss than the detectives do, but his instinct is to keep his mouth shut. Only when the case threatens his daughter and her family does Mas take action: patiently, stubbornly tugging at the end of a tangled, dangerous mystery. And as he does, he begins to lay bare a tragic secret on the dark side of an American dream…

Both a riveting mystery and a powerful story of passionate relationships across a cultural divide, Gasa-Gasa Girl is a tale told with heart and wisdom: an unforgettable portrait of fathers, daughters, and other strangers.

[Starred Review] ”What makes this series unique is its flawed and honorable protagonist… A fascinating insight into a complex and admirable man.”-Booklist

“The endearing, quietly dignified Mas, supported by a cast of spirited New Yorkers, as well as the distinctive Japanese-flavored prose, make this a memorable read.”-Publishers Weekly

“A compelling grasp of the Japanese American subculture… absolutely fascinating.”-Asian American Press

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Обложки нет Gaspar, Melchor y Baltasar

 Автор: Tournier Michel

El episodio de los reyes Magos sólo mereció unas líneas por parte de uno de los cuatro Evangelios, pero ha impresionado vivamente la imaginación d ela humanidad desde hace dos mil años. Ésta es una de las pocas novelas que existen sobre este assunto legendario. Uno de los reyes se supone que llega de la India, del reino de Mangalore.

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Обложка книги Gawędziarz Gawędziarz

 Автор: Llosa Mario Vargas

Zwiedzając we Florencji wystawę fotografii peruwiańskiej Amazonii, Vargas Llosa przywołuje w pamięci postać przyjaciela z czasów studenckich. Saul Zuratas, peruwiański Żyd, pasjonował się bowiem kiedyś Amazonią, jej mieszkańcami, szczególnie zaś nielicznym, wędrującym plemieniem Macziguengów. Opowieść Llosy jest próbą rekonstrukcji losów Saula Zuratasa i zarazem próbą odnalezienia dowodów poświadczających, że wśród Macziguengów żył gawędziarz podtrzymujący więzi plemienne opowieściami o dziejach mitycznych i przekazywaniem wiadomości o życiu poszczególnych rodzin rozproszonych po Amazonii. Losy Zuratasa i Macziguengów okazują się ze sobą sprzęgnięte. Chyba że historia rekonstruowana przez Vargasa Llose jest… kolejną opowieścią nieuchwytnego gawędziarza.

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Обложка книги GB84 GB84

 Автор: Peace David

Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. The government against the people. On initial publication, twenty years on from the strike, David Peace's bravura novel "GB84" was hugely acclaimed. In a bloody and dramatic fictional portrait of the year that was to leave an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness, Peace dares to engage with the Britain's social and political past, bringing it shockingly and brilliantly to life.

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Обложка книги Geek Love Geek Love

 Автор: Dunn Katherine

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan. Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins.. albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious — and dangerous — asset.

As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

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Обложка книги Gehen, ging, gegangen Gehen, ging, gegangen

 Автор: Erpenbeck Jenny

Entdeckungsreise zu einer Welt, die zum Schweigen verurteilt, aber mitten unter uns ist

Wie erträgt man das Vergehen der Zeit, wenn man zur Untätigkeit gezwungen ist? Wie geht man um mit dem Verlust derer, die man geliebt hat? Wer trägt das Erbe weiter? Richard, emeritierter Professor, kommt durch die zufällige Begegnung mit den Asylsuchenden auf dem Oranienplatz auf die Idee, die Antworten auf seine Fragen dort zu suchen, wo sonst niemand sie sucht: bei jenen jungen Flüchtlingen aus Afrika, die in Berlin gestrandet und seit Jahren zum Warten verurteilt sind. Und plötzlich schaut diese Welt ihn an, den Bewohner des alten Europas, und weiß womöglich besser als er selbst, wer er eigentlich ist.

Jenny Erpenbeck erzählt auf ihre unnachahmliche Weise eine Geschichte vom Wegsehen und Hinsehen, von Tod und Krieg, vom ewigen Warten und von all dem, was unter der Oberfläche verborgen liegt.

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Обложка книги Generation «П» Generation «П»

 Автор: Пелевин Виктор Олегович

Главный герой романа, представитель поколения "П" с соответствующими юношескими идеалами, опускается до торговца в киоске, потом осваивает интеллектуальную халтуру на ниве рекламы, а в итоге становится... земным воплощением мужа богини Иштар, только вместо супружеской функции исполняет рекламную.

Вся прелесть пелевинского романа в том, что его каждый воспринимает по-своему: это и глубокая эзотерика и блестящее надругательство над рекламой, и политический памфлет и философская фантастика.

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Обложка книги Generation П Generation П

 Автор: Пелевин Виктор


Роман «Generation „П“», ставший культовым в молодежной среде, посвящен явлению, проникшему во все поры нашей повседневной жизни, – рекламе. Многие склонны просто отмахиваться от нее, как от назойливой мухи, считая чем-то несерьезным. Но разве в нашу речь уже не вошли рекламные слоганы? Разве «рваная стилистика» рекламных клипов не влияет на наше сознание?

Герой романа Вавилен Татарский полагает, что ему известна подлинная цена рекламы – ведь он ее создает. Но ему и в страшном сне не может привидеться истинная сила джинна, выпущенного им из бутылки…

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Обложка книги Generation «П» Generation «П»

 Автор: Пелевин Виктор

Ставший культовым в молодежной среде, роман «Generation „П“» посвящен явлению, проникшему во все поры нашей повседневной жизни, - рекламе. Многие склонны брезгливо отмахиваться от нее как от назойливой мухи, считая чем-то несерьезным. Но разве рекламные слоганы не вошли плотно в нашу речь? Разве «рваная стилистика» рекламных клипов не влияет на наше сознание?

Герой романа Вавилен Татарский полагает, что ему известна подлинная цена рекламы - ведь именно он ее создает. Но ему и в страшном сне не может привидеться истинная сила джинна, выпущенного им из бутылки.

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Обложка книги Generosity Generosity

 Автор: Powers Richard

When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Won't someone so open and alive come to serious harm? Wondering how to protect her, Russell researches her war-torn country and skims through popular happiness manuals. Might her condition be hyperthymia? Hypomania? Russell's amateur inquiries lead him to college counselor Candace Weld, who also falls under Thassa's spell. Dubbed Miss Generosity by her classmates, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness.

Russell and Candace, now lovers, fail to protect Thassa from the growing media circus. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severely tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large.

What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and finally magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.

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Обложка книги Genesis Genesis

 Автор: Crace Jim

A major new novel about sex and the citizen by the award-winning author of Being Dead.

The timid life of actor Felix Dern is uncorrupted by Hollywood, where his success has not yet been shackled with any intrusive fame. But in the theaters and the restaurants of his own city, "Lix" is celebrated and admired for his looks, for his voice, and for his unblemished private life. He has succeeded in courting popularity everywhere, this handsome hero of the left, this charming darling of the right, this ever-twisting weather vane.

A perfect life? No, he is blighted. He has been blighted since his teens, for every woman he sleeps with bears his child. So now it is Mouetta's turn. Their baby's due in May. Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Another child? To be so fertile is a curse…

In" Genesis," Jim Crace, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and the Whitbread Novel of the Year, charts the sexual history of a loving, baffled man, the sexual emancipation of a city, and the sexual ambiguities of humankind.

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