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Following wide praise and applause in the Catalan-speaking world, the English translation (by Mara Faye Letham) of seasoned writer Jaume Cabré's latest novel; Confessions, has been hotly anticipated.

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What does F of the title stand for? For each reader it will be something different. The main characters belong to an extended and dysfunctional family; they all have their own belief (art, money, god) and each will meet their own fate.

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I Refuse is less a single story than a collection of broken narratives held lightly together by their relation to the two main characters, Jim and Tommy. The story begins with a chance encounter between these two men on a bridge.

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For her debut novel, Alice Furse takes a look at the stalled life of a twenty-something graduate. The unnamed narrator of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere lives with her boyfriend, whom she refers to only as "the traffic warden".

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In her 2004 novel, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Gilead, Marilynne Robinson introduced us to Reverend John Ames.

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In his fourth novel, Niven Goviden explores art, the passage of time, and the distance at the heart of even the closest relationships. It is 1980: American artist Anna Brown aims to complete her last work before she dies.

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As a 14-year-old boy, Trevor Riddell accompanies his father to Riddell House, the homestead of his ancestors, a place his father hasn’t returned to since he was sent away by his father 23 years before.

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This is a novel with real appeal to booklovers as it addresses the issues of writing, fiction, truth and the spaces inbetween.

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It is surprising how often the less admirable characters capture the reader. A case in point is George Eliot’s novel Daniel Deronda. The central character is the saintly Deronda but for the last 138 years the readers’ hearts have gone to spoilt, self-absorbed Gwendolen Harleth.

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