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Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto 0

Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto

★★★☆☆ Chronicling the 1895 fall of the Gaza Empire in Mozambique, Mia Couto’s Woman of the Ashes is a finely-researched work of epic potential. The first of a trilogy, this novel follows the lives...

Madness Is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman 0

Madness Is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman

★★★☆☆ Channeling Thomas Pynchon and David Foster Wallace, Ned Beauman’s novels are sprawling and hilarious works that tumble into realms of inspired, lost-in-time exotica. 2012’s The Teleportation Accident (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize)...

Gibraltar by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins 0

Gibraltar by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins

★★★☆☆ As long as there have been interactions between neighboring tribes and villages, there have been stories like Gibraltar. British citizens who lived in Gibraltar in the late 18th Century got along reasonably well...

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway 0

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

★★☆☆☆ Nick Harkaway’s Gnomon opens a future London – a surveillance state known as the System in which millions of cameras, microphones and other sensors gather information. Health issues are a thing of the...