contemporary fiction

Italian shoes

Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson Fredrik Welin, our first person narrator, lives alone on an island he inherited from his gran [...]

The son

translated from French by Adriana Hunter It is eleven days since our first person narrator has died. He was just twenty one years old when m [...]

Light in August

Lena Grove is looking for her man. The father of her unborn child. He told her that he’d go ahead, find a job and set up home, then he [...]

Disgrace

David Lurie lives a very contained and well-run life. He is a professor in Cape Town, mostly he lectures in communication but he is also all [...]

The Ice Palace

Siss is on her way through the dark evening to meet Unn. They have been going to school together ever since Unn came to live with her Auntie [...]
Books

This side of brightness

In the early 1900s New York’s subway was in the process of being excavated. Working as sandhog was decent enough money, but it was dan [...]

To the lighthouse

Ramsay wants to go to the lighthouse. His mother says that yes, of course they can go tomorrow, weather permitting. His father disagrees. [...]

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre’s parents die when she is an infant, and she is taken in by her uncle. Her uncle also dies, after obtaining a promise from h [...]

Manon Lescaut

Read online – Gutenberg This is a book I would never have picked up if not for the fact that it is on the reading list of an online co [...]
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