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Canadian humourist Will Ferguson examines the great African swindle in his Giller-prize winning novel, 419.

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In Wu Ming-Yi's The Man with the Compound Eyes, Alice, a professor mourning the loss of both husband and son, lives on the Taiwanese seafront. She finds a lost boy called Atile’i after he is thrown ashore by her house.

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The Drive is a perfectly paced and often hilarious road novel from Tyler Keevil. Trevor is a young cameraman from Canada who is drifting, but when he gets some bad news from his Czech girlfriend he sells his camera and sets out for an adventure through the United States.

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Sophie Hardach’s first novel The Registrar’s Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages was selected as one of the Waterstones 11 best debuts of 2011, and Of Love and Other Wars proves that she is no one hit wonder.

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A Curse on Dostoevsky is described as a “recasting” of the Russian author's classic work, Crime and Punishment, but in reality this novel is even more complex and ambitious than so bold an idea would suggest.

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Ben Brooks's latest book Lolito is not your average coming of age novel: this tale of teenage love, lust and loss comes without the usual rose tinted glasses and happy endings.

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In Mark Dapin's Spirit House, 13-year-old David is struggling to accept the break up of his parents' marriage. Resentful of their new partners, he looks for comfort and stability from his grandparents Frida and Jimmy – but they have problems of their own.

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Eve Harris' Booker longlisted The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is a wonderful novel, which grips you from the first sentence and holds you until the last. 

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Jhumpa Lahiri’s masterful account of two boys growing up in 1970s Calcutta, The Lowland, has been longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.  It tackles the nature of memory, the mutability of time and

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Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker-winning second novel The Luminaries is a rollicking mystery – and spot-on Victorian pastiche – set dur

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In The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer captures that period in our youth when we all feel like square pegs, frantically wondering why we don’t quite fit into the round holes provided by our families or schools.

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