Returning to Lagos after several years in New York City, a young Nigerian writer rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local while reconnecting with old friends, comparing Lagos to the home of his memory and realizing how he himself has changed.
Loosely based on historical events, this illustrated, highly stylized graphic novel follows the lone survivor of the Iena explosion in 1907, as he, making his way through the French countryside, falls in love with an innkeeper's daughter and becomes the subject and star of the world's first stag film.
When a girl who was addicted to a drug she helped develop dies in a detention facility, Lyda Rose, a scientist and patient at the same facility, receives help from an imaginary, drug-induced doctor to make things right.
At the Chameleon club in Paris, Lou Villars, a star athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among its patrons, and as time passes, she experiences a transformation, sparked by tragic events, that warps her earnest desire for love and approval into something dangerous.
While escaping prosecution in Macau, a corrupt English lawyer falls into depression before meeting an enigmatic Chinese woman and confronting his past misdeeds.
Transported through time from a disease-ravaged future to present-day New York, 17-year-old Prenna James is forbidden to change history or become close to anyone outside her community of fellow escapees, edicts that are challenged when she falls in love and discovers an opportunity to save the world.
An actor in the twilight of his career reflects on a poignant first love affair at the age of fifteen with his best friend's mother. Along the way, the young man inexplicably lands a role opposite a famous but fragile actress who helps him come to an astonishing realization.
Translated from Bohumil Hrabal's native Czech, the novel follows a young man during the period in which Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia. Milos Hrma recovers from attempted suicide as a clerk trainee for the railroad, dealing with the dark comedy of bureaucracy as he comes of age against the backdrop of World War II.
Haunted by a memory of human failure, an aging man recalls his friendship, as a boy, with a tenant farmer's son and forces himself and others to recall the causes of a bloody murder and its consequences. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.