A sweeping, grandiose tale of love and war.
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Sex, death, life, art — this diary about a garden has it all.
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An extraordinarily bleak depiction of incarceration.
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A fittingly grim and anxious search for meaning in our anxious and grim times.
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A contained and seething study of madness and familial obligation.
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A collection of haunted stories that unsettle like the melting permafrost of the title.
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Deborah Levy concisely summarises what makes her own writing so compelling.
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A slight but full novel set in 1920s and 1990s Punjab.
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There’s something haunted and occult about this otherwise godly classic.
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A dense and watery novel about the madness of searching for meaning in our mad times.