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175 pages ; 22 cm
"The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction. From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self--a fierce and discerning girl open to life's pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy. With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories--taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again--to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel's art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality. "Nettel's eye...gives rise to a tension, subtle but persistent, that immerses us in an uncomfortable reality, disquieting, even disturbing--a gaze that illuminates her prose like an alien sun shining down on our world." --Valeria Luiselli, author of Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd "It has been a long time since I've found in the literature of my generation a world as personal and untransferable as that of Guadalupe Nettel." --Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling "Nettel reveals the subliminal beauty within beings...and painstakingly examines the intimacies of her soul." --Magazine Litteraire "Guadalupe Nettel's storytelling power is majestic."--Typographical Era In Praise of Natural Histories "Five flawless stories..." --The New York Times "Nettel's stories are as atmospheric and emotionally battering as Checkhov's."--Asymptote"-- Provided by publisher.
"From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with a birth defect into a family intent on fixing it--having somehow survived the emotional havoc she went through. And survive she did, but not unscathed. This intimate narrative echoes the voice of the narrator's younger self: a sharp, sensitive girl who is keen to life's gifts and hardships. With bare language and smart humor, both delicate and unafraid, the narrator strings a strand of touching stories together in a portrait of an unconventional childhood that crushed her, scarred her, mended her, tore her apart and ultimately made her whole"-- Provided by publisher.
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275 pages ; 23 cm
"I know what my husband would say: that I have too much time on my hands; that I need to keep myself busy. That I need to take my medication. Empty nest syndrome, he tells his friends at the pub, his mother. He's always said I have a vivid imagination."Marta and Hector have been married for a long time - so long that she finds it difficult to remember her life before him. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife. But when Hector comes home with a secret, their ordered domestic life begins to unravel. In the shadows there is a blonde girl that only Marta can see. And she is trying to tell her something...
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447216186 20160616
Green Library
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540 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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v, 123 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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232 p. ; 22 cm
Green Library

6. The farm [2014]

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353 pages ; 24 cm
If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son...Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Your mother...she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. In fact, she has been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad...I need the police...Meet me at Heathrow. Daniel is immediately caught between his parents - whom to believe, whom to trust? He becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury. Presented with a horrific crime, a conspiracy that implicates his own father, Daniel must examine the evidence and decide for himself: who is telling the truth? And he has secrets of his own that for too long he has kept hidden...
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847375704 20160613
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7. The loft [2011]

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173 p. ; 22 cm.
A 1960s Austrian housewife is forced to re-examine her past when pages from old diaries begin to arrive mysteriously in the letter box at her family home. Each day after the windows are clean and the baking is done, she forces herself to read and burn the evidence of her troubled youth. The Loft, published shortly before Haushofer's death in 1970, explores the anatomy of a desiccated marriage, the power of solitude, and the failure of Austrian society in the aftermath of Nazism. Like Haushofer's cult feminist classic The Wall, The Loft is a disturbing and ultimately uplifting tale of alienation, survival, and of finding joy in the strangest of places.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780704372078 20160605
Green Library
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219 p. ; 19 cm.
Green Library
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154 p. ; 21 cm.
It is Christmas Eve, and 55-year-old Professor Pal Andersen is alone, drinking coffee and cognac in his living room. Lost in thought, he looks out of the window and sees a man strangle a woman in the apartment across the street. Professor Andersen fails to report the crime. The days pass, and he becomes paralysed by indecision. Desperate for respite, the professor sets off to a local sushi bar, only to find himself face to face with the murderer. Professor Andersen's Night is an unsettling yet highly entertaining novel of apathy, rebellion and morality. In flinty prose, Solstad presents an uncomfortable question: would we, like his cerebral protagonist, do nothing?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843432128 20160610
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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127 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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315 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 331 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 189 p. 23 cm.
  • Introduction.--Origins of the modern confessional novel: Dostoevsky.--A disintegrated world: Gide, Sartre, and Camus.--The search for a reconstructed order: Koestler and Golding.--The full perception: Bellow.--Epilogue.--Bibliography of works cited.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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210 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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[93] pages : color illustrations ; 39 cm
Special Collections
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143 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 147 p.
Green Library

18. The lighthouse [2012]

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184 p. ; 20 cm.
  • The Lighthouse Violets Breasts Beef and Onion Perfume Sun Cream Stilettos Stewed Apples Charms Oranges Memorabilia Disinfectant Romance Cigarette Smoke Venus Flytraps Coffee Moths Camphor The Ferry Acknowledgements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907773174 20160615
Winner of the 2013 McKitterick Prize Shortlisted for the 2013 East Midlands Book Award Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 Shortlisted for New Writer of the Year in the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards The Lighthouse begins on a North Sea ferry, on whose blustery outer deck stands Futh, a middle-aged, recently separated man heading to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. Spending his first night in Hellhaus at a small, family-run hotel, he finds the landlady hospitable but is troubled by an encounter with an inexplicably hostile barman. In the morning, Futh puts the episode behind him and sets out on his week-long circular walk along the Rhine. As he travels, he contemplates his childhood; a complicated friendship with the son of a lonely neighbour; his parents' broken marriage and his own. But the story he keeps coming back to, the person and the event affecting all others, is his mother and her abandonment of him as a boy, which left him with a void to fill, a substitute to find. He recalls his first trip to Germany with his newly single father. He is mindful of something he neglected to do there, an omission which threatens to have devastating repercussions for him this time around. At the end of the week, Futh, sunburnt and blistered, comes to the end of his circular walk, returning to what he sees as the sanctuary of the Hellhaus hotel, unaware of the events which have been unfolding there in his absence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907773174 20160615
Green Library
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32 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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109 p. 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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