Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer and Pen/Faulkner prizes, 'The Hours' is a daring and deeply affecting novel inspired by the life and work of Virginia Woolf. A passionate, profound and haunting story of love and inheritance, hope and despair which will be repackaged as part of Perennial's 2008 fiction promotion.
A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes from the talented bestseller and award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The winner of the National Book Award, the New York Times No.1 Bestseller and the worldwide literary sensation, 'The Corrections' has established itself as a truly great American novel. It will be repackaged and promoted as part of Perennial's fiction promotion in 2008.
Reissue of a novel first published in the 1970s: Hunter S. Thompson's ether-fuelled, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.
Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction from the author 'Wonder Boys'. 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is a heart-wrenching story of escape, love and comic-book heroes set in Prague, New York and the Arctic.
'Fanny Hill' scandalised thousands of Victorians with its vivid descriptions of sexual pleasure, and landed its author in court a year after publication on charges of 'corrupting the King's subjects'. This only heightened its allure -- and today it is still hugely appreciated as a work of true erotic and literary merit.
Enceinte et secrètement mariée, Cheryl Anway griffonne sur un cahier d'écolier ce qui deviendra ses dernières volontés, juste avant que trois élèves, désaxés et déchaînés, mitraillent la cafétéria de son lycée. Quatre personnages dramatiquement touchés racontent alors leur histoire : Cheryl narre calmement sa propre mort ; Jason, le garçon dont tout le monde ignorait qu'il était son mari, encore dévasté par sa mort dix ans après ; Heather, la femme qui essaie d'aimer cet homme anéanti ; et enfin Reg, son père, que la rigidité religieuse a séparé de tous ceux qu'il aimait. Défiant les lois du temps, ce journal intime à quatre voix nous dévoile leurs vies brisées par l'excès de puritanisme et la violence extrême...
'Justine' was the Marquis de Sade's first novella, written in 1787, whilst imprisoned for two weeks in the Bastille. Although published anonymously, de Sade was eventually indicted for blasphemy and obscenity (without trial) for the authorship of 'Justine' at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte.
In 1918, Fidelis walks home from the Great War to a Germany broken and defeated. He finds himself inexplicably drawn to the fiancee of his dead best friend and they marry but, knowing he cannot make his fortune here, Fidelis heads for America.
The poignant -- and at times very funny -- novel from the author of 'The Magician's Assistant', winner of the Orange Prize, repackaged and promoted as part of Perennial's fiction promotion in 2008.
A sensational international bestseller, and winner of Frances' coveted Prix Goncourt, 'The Lover' is an unforgettable portrayal of the incandescent relationship between two lovers, and of the hate that slowly tears the girl's family apart.
From one of Britain's best-loved literary novelists comes a magical, lyrical tale of the young orphan Silver, taken in by the ancient lighthousekeeper Mr. Pew, who reveals to her a world of myth and mystery through the art of storytelling.
Written in 1966, 'Tarantula' is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution.
This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author's inimitable wit and intelligence.
This is a Pulitzer-prize winning literary epic about the painful and complex realities of slave life on a Southern plantation. It explores race, trust and the cruel truths of human nature.
The "Sunday Times" account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and eventual retreat from Moscow; events that had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history.