1. Patrin [2015]

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133 pages ; 20 cm
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2. If this is home [2012]

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309 p. ; 22 cm.
Mark Wilkinson has three names. He left his own behind in the rainy north of England. American immigration knows him as Joe Novak. And at the Valhalla, the mysterious complex where he sells lofty ambition and dark desires, he goes by Mr Jones. Since he was eighteen, Mark has been running away. Running from his small town, his vanished mother, his broken father. But one night in Las Vegas, shocked by violence and ambushed by memories, he is propelled back to his real name and his real past. Back to Bethany Wilder: carnival queen, partner in dreams, and tragic ghost. From the acclaimed author of Ten Stories About Smoking comes an electrifying novel about the power of dreams to destroy, of memory to distort -- and of what it means to be home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447217404 20160610
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51 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
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242 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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316 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
Thomas Russell brilliantly links the historic summertime trans-America automobile tours of Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and a dying Thomas Edison with a wistful son's recollection of a father who penned best-selling children's novels. Trouble is that while alive, Dad typed in the attic and paid a good deal more attention to his imaginary character Ned Jumper than he did to his real son. So with Dad's death all that's left for his son is to imagine himself as Ned Jumper's mysterious and sheltered brother, just as Edison, Ford and Firestone imagine a recently demised friend as still peeping from their car windows. With amazing whimsy and ingenuity, Riding With the Magi explores the challenge of failed families, lost friends, past dreams, male-female relations--and mortality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931982412 20160527
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6. Aunt Jen [2002]

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105 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
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128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Here be dragons
  • Nennorluk goes down deep
  • The instructions
  • For the likes of John Muir
  • He's funny that way
  • Lonely fish
  • Dairy Barn Angel
  • M.V.P.
  • Paint your children red
  • City Hall pair-bonding study
  • Monsters
  • How to carry Bigfoot home
  • Topics in advanced rocketry.
"The thirteen stories in Chris Tarry's richly imagined debut, How to carry Bigfoot home, lay bare the insurmountable forces that determine who we are and who we become"-- Provided by publisher.
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8. Beautiful image [2008]

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227 p. ; 17 cm.
Raoul Cerusier, an entirely ordinary man, seems to have changed his identity somewhere between home and the Government Office he is visiting to obtain a document. Between blackmailing the secretary of his former self and seducing his own wife, Raoul is confronted with the dark realisation of his true nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781901285673 20160528
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9. Seizure [2007]

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214 p. ; 21 cm.
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10. The double [2004]

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292 p. ; 23 cm.
What happens when Tertuliano Maximo Afonso, a 38-year-old professor of history, discovers that there is a man living in the same city who is identical to him ion every physical detail, but not related by blood at all. And what happens when each of these men attempt to investigate each other's lives? How do we know who we are? What do we mean by identity? What defines us as individual, unique people? Could we ever come to terms with the existence of another person with our voice, our features, our everything, down to the smallest distinguishing mark? Could we change places with our double without those closest to us noticing? Dark yet comic, Jose Saramago's new novel can be read as an existential thriller, but it is above all a work of literature that immerses us in the essential questions of life. It is certain to become a 21st-century classic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843430995 20160528
What happens when Tertuliano Maximo Afonso, a professor of history, discovers at thirty-eight that there is a man living in the same city who is identical to him, but not related by blood at all. How do we know who we are? What do we mean by identity? What defines us as individual, unique people? Could we ever come to terms with the existence of another person with our voice, our features, our everything, down to the smallest distinguishing mark? Could we change places with our double without those closest to us noticing? Jose Saramago's new novel can be read as an existential thriller, but it is above all a work of literature that immerses us in the essential questions of life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843431077 20160528
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293 p. ; 23 cm.
Willy Chandra is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be thrust upon him. Now, in his early 40s, after a peripatetic life, he joins an underground movement in India ostensibly devoted to unfettering the lower castes. Now after seven year of revolutionary campaigns is the revolution really to do with the village people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780330485227 20160528
Willy Chandran - whom we first met in "Half a Life" - is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be thrust upon him. Now, in his early 40s, after a peripatetic life, he succumbs to the demanding encouragement of his sister - and his own listlessness - and joins an underground movement in India ostensibly devoted to unfettering the lower castes. But seven years of revolutionary campaigns and several years in jail convince him that the revolution 'had nothing to do with the village people we said we were fighting for', and he feels himself further than ever 'from his own history and...from the ideas of himself that might have come to him with that history'. When he returns to England where, 30 years before, his psychological and physical wanderings began, he finds the fruit of another unexpected social revolution (more magic seeds), and he comes to see himself as a man 'serving an endless prison sentence' - a revelation that may finally release him into his true self. "Magic Seeds" is a masterpiece, written with all the depth and resonance, the clarity of vision and precision of language that are the hallmarks of this brilliant writer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780330485203 20160528
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327 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library

13. Pedal [2014]

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240 pages ; 21 cm
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1 online resource (153 p.) : ill.
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420 p. ; 22 cm.
Even though he is the son of a Dutch mother, Saeed has a Moroccan first name in memory of the virtuoso oud player his mother fell in love with twenty years ago. When she found out she was pregnant, he ran off and returned to Morocco. Saeed decides to look for his father, in the hope of finding a new identity in a new world. His childhood friend Hassan accompanies him. Back then they shared an imaginary land which they both ruled. Now they only have one starting point - a grocery shop in Fez. From there they follow the trail of the oud player, who leads them from the cedar woods of Ifrane to the red dunes of the desert to the high Atlas, where Kasbahs are locked in a losing battle with decay. Saeed's search sends him deeper into disillusionment and into the arms of Islam, where he tries to find something to hold on to. But there is a disturbing presence. A seemingly fictitious character from their imaginary past infiltrates Saeed's quest. While Saeed desperately tries to get rid of him, different aspects of his life, more and more beyond his control, reach an apotheosis resulting in one final deed affecting man and beast alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906598945 20160606
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16. Unknown [2011]

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228 p. ; 20 cm.
When everything has been taken from you ...There's nothing left to lose. Martin Harris has been in a coma for three days. When he wakes up, otherwise unharmed, he is shocked to discover that no one knows who he is - he no longer exists. Worse still, another man is living Martin's life. His identity, his home, even his wife have been stolen. He has lost everything. Except his memory ...Will anyone believe that he is the real Martin Harris? If not, is he mad? Or is there a far darker explanation?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241951231 20160606
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17. The walk [2010]

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vi, 289 p. : map ; 21 cm.
The first novel in an inspiring new series about an executive who loses everything and embarks on a walk that takes him across America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439187319 20160604
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18. Shutterspeed [2007]

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180 p. ; 22 cm.
Joris has lived with his aunt and uncle in a village since his early childhood; his father died young and his mother moved to Spain. He is a quiet and introverted child who, his relatives fear, resents the loss of his parents deeply. The gentle rhythm of life, however, is about to be disturbed, awakening in Joris charged memories of his dead father. With the past swathed in obscurity and rumours circulating about his parents, Joris feels insecure and vulnerable and his attempts to reconstruct his family history from photos are continually frustrated. On one occasion, the village teacher, an amateur filmmaker who records local events and celebrations, accidentally threads a film into the projector backwards. So Joris is offered a rare glimpse of his father only to see him disappearing backwards into the past. As Joris grows up and his aunt and uncle age, the end of his youth approaches, as does a definitive confrontation with his father. In a style marked by extraordinary elegance and subtlety, Erwin Mortier brings a lost world back to life. "Shutterspeed" is an enchanting novel which evokes all the mystery, wonder and confusions of childhood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843431725 20160528
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19. Non-return [2005]

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252 p. ; 20 cm.
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213 p. ; 22 cm.
A novel of acute psychological tension and unsettling questions of identity-the much-anticipated follow-up to Senna's groundbreaking debut, "Caucasia, " Danzy Senna's tantalizing new novel centers on a college graduate, recently moved to New York City for what promises to be a dream job-a prestigious fellowship writing for a respected magazine. Displaced, though, and unsure of how she fits into the world around her, she becomes the object of an older woman's attention: both women share the same difficult-to-place skin color. As the older woman's interest turns to obsession, the narrator must figure out what their relationship means to her-while both of their lives seem to be spiraling out of control. Senna's "Caucasia" was a highly acclaimed debut that went on to become a contemporary classic. In "Symptomatic, " she takes questions of identity a step further, in a beautifully written novel that is at once suspenseful, erotic, clever, and, as "The New York Times" wrote of "Caucasia, " "deeply intelligent.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781573222754 20160527
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