Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair.
In the 1960s on the eve of the Cultural Revolution, Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen undertakes a spiritual journey into the world of the nomadic Mongols, a dying culture that honors the endangered Mongolian wolf and follows a philosophy about maintaining a balance with nature.
Marrying in order to escape an overbearing father, Meera is further victimized by her physically demanding husband and lustful brother-in-law, a circumstance from which she finds fleeting escape through her relationships with her sister-in-law and young son. By the author of The Death of Vishnu. 70,000 first printing.
Abandoning her growing pack of lycanthropes in New Orleans, a werewolf hides the truth about her nature from her kind-hearted dog-catcher boyfriend, while her former leader, having fallen victim to a rival gang, poses as the adopted pet of a lonely suburban woman. 50,000 first printing.
Ten years after leaving high-power jobs to raise their children, four New York friends enter their forties while struggling with the differences between their past ideals and their present realities.
Wrongfully implicated when a mail bomb claims the life of a beloved computer scientist, math professor Lee receives a threatening letter that compels him to confront key events in his life, an exercise that inadvertently renders him all the more suspicious. By the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of American Woman. 35,000 first printing.
Young double agent John Stocking searches for clues about his mysterious birth while outmaneuvering both the British and George Washington, and finds himself falling in love with Manhattan's most coveted harlot.
Offered an all-expense-paid sex tour around the world, a down-and-out writer believes he has landed the book idea of a lifetime but finds the trip deteriorating into a nightmare when he is unable to stop obsessing about his unfaithful girlfriend and the increasing depravity of the men with whom he is traveling. By the author of A Ship Made of Paper.
Seventeen years after fleeing the Ethiopian revolution, Sepha Stephanos runs a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., where he reflects on his past and the differences between his prospects and the life he imagined.
Young Roland Deschain takes the first steps towards his eventual fate as the implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, as he uncovers a plot to destroy the network that maintains the world's uneasy peace. The first book in the Dark Tower Series.