In eight unforgettable stories, five of which previously appeared in The New Yorker, a son confronts his father's madness during a camping trip, two drifters share a ghostly vision of a young girl lost in an Iowa cornfield, a young writer battles for his sanity in a hospital psych ward, and more. By the author of The Point. 25,000 first printing.
The bizarre experiences of two childhood friends from Scotland and of two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South become mysteriously intertwined, in a bawdy, hilarious debut novel by the host of The Late Late Show.
Having resisted her family's music-centered lifestyle in her pursuit of fame, Phoenix Smalls, the daughter of a jazz club-owner mother and a touring band manager father, becomes uncharacteristically intrigued by an old piano in a back room of her mother's jazz club, with ominous consequences. By the author of The Good House. 40,000 first printing.
In The City, an afterlife world inhabited by the recently departed as long as they remain in the memories of the living, Marion and Phillip Byrd find themselves falling in love again after decades of marriage, while on Earth, their daughter, Laura, is stranded alone in an Antarctic research station, cut off by extreme weather. By tthe author of The Truth About Celia. 30,000 first printing.
Seeking a role model who will help him rise from a lackluster life primarily marked by compulsive cleaning binges and online sex, Boston realtor William Collins begins observing a wealthy suburbanite couple who searches for a perfect apartment and challenges his assumptions about love. 60,000 first printing.
The saga of a mysteriously disintegrating marriage, suppressed memories of the tragedies of war, and a young man's search for his personal and national identity is set against the turbulent backdrop of twentieth-century Japan. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel — a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors—the Empiricists and the Intuitionists—wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebooks from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appear. Reprint.