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Tsiolkas Christos: Barracuda

Скачать книгу (размер 2 686 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 528) Аннотация: He loses everything. In front of everyone. Where can he go from here? Barracuda is the blazingly brilliant new novel from the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Slap. Daniel Kelly, a talented young swimmer, has one chance to escape his working-class upbringing. His astonishing ability in the pool should drive him to fame and fortune, as well as his revenge on the rich boys at the private…

Goodhart David: The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration

Скачать книгу (размер 2 115 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 416) Аннотация: In The British Dream, David Goodhart tells the story of post-war immigration and charts a course for its future. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with people from all over the country and a wealth of statistical evidence, he paints a striking picture of how Britain has been transformed by immigration and examines the progress of its ethnic minorities—projected to be around 25 per cent of the…

Alexander Nick: The Case of the Missing Boyfriend

Скачать книгу (размер 2 115 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 416) Аннотация: C.C. is nearly 40, and apart from her real name—which she hates with a passion usually reserved for men with beards—everything in her life seems wonderful. She has a high-powered job in advertising, a beautiful apartment in Primrose Hill, and a wild bunch of gay friends to spend the weekends with. And yet she feels like the Titanic—slowly, inexorably, and against all expectation, sinking. The…

Sloan Robin: Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Скачать книгу (размер 1 544 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 304) Аннотация: A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new. Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone — and serendipity, coupled with sheer curiosity, has landed him a new job working…

Koch Herman: The Dinner

Скачать книгу (размер 1 789 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 352) Аннотация: A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse — the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being…

Paker Henry: Why Steve Was Late: 101 Exceptional Excuses for Terrible Timekeeping

Скачать книгу (размер 524 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 104) Аннотация: Ever been late? Steve has, 101 times this year alone—but he always has a good excuse! Here they are for you to enjoy, and maybe even borrow. Try, «I was overcome by the urge to alphabetize my pets, « or perhaps a simple «Had ninja trouble.» Steve has used both these excuses, and here they are hilariously illustrated. He also has claimed to have become temporarily feral, accidentally sold himself…