Two new novellas from one of my favourite writers. Trust me, he should be one of your favourite writers too.
The first great south London novel of 2013. Signed copies available now.
Huge congratulations to Kerry Hudson for her shortlisting for the Guardian first book award. Entirely deserved. And we have (a few) signed copies left too.
One of my favourite novels, The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury. "Quite heartbreaking,laugh-out-loud funny, and always, absolutely convincing" - Jayne Anne Phillips.
I would also highly recommend Drury's last book The Driftless Area.
Now in paperback, the latest novel from one of my favourite writers and perhaps his most ambitious yet. An allegory, a fairytale, a bit Lewis Carroll a bit Calvino and entirely magical.
One of the most talked-about and blogged-about books of the summer. And deservedly so.The hardback has now gone out of print. We have two left.
Buy a signed copy of Driving Jarvis Ham the brilliant new novel by Jim Bob.
This is being boosted in some quarters as the ‘new’ Beach. It’s not. It’s much better than that. Imagine, if you will, a cross between The Long Good Friday and Point Break. A physical novel closer to Tim Winton or Kem Nunn worth the price of admission for the diving scenes alone and a must for anyone who has ever dipped a toe in the water. Signed copies.
Now in paperback, the brilliant new collection of stories by Dan Chaon.
The latest McSweeney's with a poem from Bolano and a piece of Elmore Leonard.
A new collection of short stories from Tessa Hadley. The often unexpected, calmly told. Lovely cover too. Now watch them bork the paperback.
Lovely weed-fueled ramble across Britain in the dark. Fireworks, football, a bit of shagging, It could have been the worst thing I've ever read (not that not fond of all of the above). But it's not, it's good. Buy it for your boyfriend
Buy a signed copy of Mark's very funny book.
One way or another the end of the world is coming. Beautifully, individually signed by Steven Appleby and Art Lester.
“In his own danceless life he couldn’t imagine anyone laughing on a November dawn but here it was. He tried to dismiss the image of three nude girls in the same bed but it was like trying not to think of a white horse.” Pete Dexter quoting Jim Harrison in his glorious review for the NYT.
Geoff Dyer's book of the year (The Guardian 26th Nov) It has a ramshackle loquacity, a down-home hyper-eloquence and an off-the-wallishness that is almost lapidary... And now James Wood reviews it in the New Yorker.
This is very funny. Kraftwerk meets Magnus Mills. Sort of. Read The Independent's review here
Driving on the Rim. Thomas McGuane
The new novel - It is a truth universally ackowledged that a single woman in possession of a trailer has a gun...
Version 43. Philip Palmer
The new novel - Sardonic Vonnegutian satire - The Guardian. Signed copies available now.£8.99.
Tao Lin. Richard Yates
The new novel £10.99.
This is a working farm
Peter Carey. Parrot and Olivier in America
It didn't win the Booker Prize. Hardback. Our copies £6.99.
Tapping the Source. Kem Nunn
I read this when it first came out in (Good Lord!) 1984. I thought it was great. Robert Stone calls it 'the all time great surfing novel'. You might like it too. £4.99.
That was a proper three-card trick with that thirteen pound book you sold me, he says.
Wasn't no twenty pound notes in nineteen-sixty-eight, he says. Ten bob, possibly a fiver but I never saw one, but no twenty pound notes.
Thing is, Jonathan, he continues, the fella is working as an enforcer for the Krays down Brixton market, sees another fella who hasn't been paying his money on time, gives him a slap, tells him, don't do it again, then goes to the pub and pays with a twenty. It's a load of bollocks.
I'm going to finish it though, he says wiping down the window, because every book teaches you something.