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Annotation:This masterful portrayal of a lion in winter--an 82-year-old former leader of France who has a secret that could take down the government--has been unavailable for over forty years. Set at the never-named Premier's seat of suspicious retirement, it tells the tale of a once powerful manipulator of people slowly realizing that he has been manipulated himself.
Annotation:Unavailable for over twenty years, this gripping novel--first circulated anonymously in samizdat and now widely hailed as one of the most important works of the Soviet dissident era--tells the story of the guard dogs left behind at an abandoned prison camp in the Siberian gulag, its prisoners now freed. Astonishingly, it is told entirely from the perspective of one of the dogs.
Annotation:Explores the indoctrination of youth under a totalitarian regime. From the perspective of a disgruntled teacher, Horvath narrates a sinister tale of disillusionment, betrayal and dark despair. Set in a dystopian world of a pre-military camp for adolescents, names are replaced by letters; racial intolerance rages; freedom is denied; and everyone is a secret spy for the state.
Annotation:One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, and one of the first and most influential spy novels of the twentieth century, is back in print for the first time since 1948. It's the story of two tremendously charming characters who embark on a glamorous adventure on the Orient Express--and find themselves on a thrilling ride across Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and revolutionary socialism.
Annotation:In seaside Bosque de Mar, Argentina, guests at the Hotel Central are struck by double misfortun--the mysterious death of one of their party, and an investigation headed by the physician, writer and insufferable busybody, Dr. Humberto Huberman.
Annotation:One of the most significant novels in Latin American literature, written by Cuba's most important modern novelist. In the early 1970s, friends Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Augusto Roa Bastos and Alejo Carpentier reached a joint decision: they would each write a novel about the dictatorships then wreaking misery in Latin America.
Annotation:A shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has since undeservedly lapsed into relative obscurity.
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