• Autumn & Winter Sonatas

    By Ramon Del Valle-Inclan

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781873982839
    • Publisher: Scb Distributors
    • Published: September 1998
    Autumn and Winter Sonatas completes the cycle begun with Spring and Summer Sonatas when the Marquis of Bradomin was at the height of his powers. The scene has shifted, however, from verdant Italy and steamy Mexico to rainy Galicia and to wintry Navarre and the court of the pretender Carlos during the final Carlist War.Valle-Inclan's last two Sonatas are decadent in every sense of the word. He interweaves death, sex and religion - Bradomin seducing the pious, protesting Concha even as she is dying and, later, casually making an innocent convent pupil fall in love with him, a young girl who might well be his own daughter - but this Bradomin is now white-haired and fearful that his sexual powers may be waning. The world he inhabits and the beliefs he claims to embrace are also falling away.
  • Cain

    By Jose Saramago

    Our Price: $8.95
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547840178
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2012
    A final novel by the late Nobel laureate author of Blindness is a bold reimagining of the Old Testament told through the story of Cain, who after being condemned to wander forever for murdering his brother journeys through time and space to witness key biblical events that impress upon him the unjust nature of God's edicts. 50,000 first printing.
  • The Book of Disquiet

    By Fernando Pessoa

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781846687358
    • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
    • Published: January 2011
    Sitting at his desk, Bernardo Soares imagined himself free forever of Rua dos Douradores, of his boss Vasques, of Moreira the book-keeper, of all the other employees, the errand boy, the post boy, even the cat. But if he left them all tomorrow and discarded the suit of clothes he wears, what else would he do? Because he would have to do something.
  • The Fat Man and Infinity: And Other Writings

    By Antonio Lobo Antunes

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393061987
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
    • Published: February 2009
    The author reflects on the fractured paradise of his childhood - the world of prim, hypocritical, class-riven Lisbon in midcentury. Antunes's Proust-like memoirs, written over thirty years in chronicle form, pass through the filter of an adult who has known war and pain, and bear witness to the people whom he loved and who have gone into the dark. Illus., 20 photographs. 320p.
  • The Flanders Panel

    By Arturo Perez-Reverte

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156029582
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: June 2004
    A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned when Julia, a young art restorer, discovers a peculiar inscription hidden in a corner: Who killed the knight? In the painting, the Duke of Flanders and his knight are locked in a game of chess, and a dark lady lurks mysteriously in the background. Julia is determined to solve the five-hundred-year-old murder, but as she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered in quick succession. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, the sordid underside of the contemporary art world, and the latest deaths. Just when all of the players in the mystery seem to be pawns themselves, events race toward a shocking conclusion. A thriller like no other, The Flanders Panel presents a tantalizing puzzle for any connoisseur of mystery, chess, art, and history.
  • The Land at the End of the World

    By António Lobo Antunes

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393077766
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 2011
    THE LAND AT THE END OF THE WORLD is the agonized tale of a Portuguese medic haunted by memories of war, the wrenching portrait of a psychologically traumatized and emotionally marooned man, who, like the Ancient mariner, will tell his tale to anyone who listens. The narrator, newly returned to Lisbon in the early 1970s after a hellish tour of duty in Angola, is so infected with despair that he now feels completely detached from the precisely ordered world of his privileged youth. Antonio Lobo Antunes’s visceral prose creates an indelible portrait of a “newly resuscitated, disoriented Lazarus,” whose nightmarish vision of “the war (that) has made animals of us” fail to recede as he vainly attempts to reassemble the shards of his former life. Over an evening that unfolds like a fevered dream, he describes to a woman in Lisbon the war crimes of his fellow soldiers, men who stuffed their pockets “full of as many ears as they could cut off: and made whores of the local women, who kept their “faces coldly averted like the women in certain Picasso paintings.” At the same time, he unflinchingly acknowledges his own cowardice in failing to oppose such atrocities. This new translation (first published in English, 1983) introduces to a new generation of readers one of the greatest war novels of recent times. 217p.
  • The Mandarin and Other Stories

    By Eca De Queiroz

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781903517802
    • Publisher: Scb Distributors
    • Published: September 2009
    Eca de Queiroz (1845-1900) is considered to be Portugal's greatest nineteenth-century novelist and one of its finest prose writers. In The Mandarin he turns his satirical eye on the sin of avarice and asks the following question: 'In the depths of China there lives a mandarin who is richer than any king spoken of in fable or in history. You know nothing about him, not his name, his face or the silks that he wears. In order for you to inherit his limitless wealth, all you have to do is to ring the bell placed on a book by your side. In that remote corner of Mongolia, he will utter a single sigh. He will then be a corpse, and at your feet you will see gold beyond the dreams of avarice. Mortal reader, will you ring the bell?'When Teodoro, our timid, lowly narrator, says 'Yes', he finds that fabulous wealth brings with it unexpected problems. The three very different stories that complete the collection - 'The Idiosyncrasies of a Young Blonde Woman', 'The Hanged Man' and 'Jose Matias' - are all tales of obsessive love, each told with Eca's irrepressible wit and originality.
  • The Winner Stands Alone

    By Paulo Coelho

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061750441
    • Publisher: HARPER
    • Published: April 2009
    The internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist returns with another haunting novel - a profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success. Set in the exciting world of fashion and cinema, and taking place over the course of 24 hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love - his ex-wife, Ewa. (He'd once told her he would destroy whole worlds to get her back). A conflict between an individual evil force & society emerges and, as the novel unfolds, morality is derailed.
  • Thus Bad Begins

    By Javier Marias

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101911914
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: November 2017
  • Tristana

    By Benito Perez Galdos

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590177655
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: December 2014
    An NYRB Classics OriginalDon Lope is a Don Juan, an aging but still effective predator on the opposite sex. He is also charming and generous, unhesitatingly contributing the better part of his fortune to pay off a friend’s debts, kindly assuming responsibility for the friend’s orphaned daughter, lovely Tristana. Don Lope takes her into his house and before long he takes her to bed.It’s an arrangement that Tristana accepts more or less unquestioningly— that is, until she meets the handsome young painter Horacio. Then she actively rebels, sets out to educate herself, reveals tremendous talents, and soon surpasses her lover in her open defiance of convention. One thing is for sure: Tristana will be her own woman.And when it counts Don Lope will be there for her. Benito Pérez Galdós, one of the most sophisticated and delightful of the great European novelists, was a clear-eyed, compassionate, and not-a-little amused observer of the confusions, delusions, misrepresentations, and perversions of the mind and heart. He is the unsurpassed chronicler of the reality show called real life.
  • Veronika Decides to Die

    By Paulo Coelho

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060955779
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: May 2001
    One November morning in 1997, a young woman decides to take a handful of sleeping pills, desiring never to wake again,at least that is her expectation. In actuality, she partially succeeds; the rest of the story belong tofiction. 210p. Pap.
  • Warrior of the Light: A Manual

    By Paulo Coelho

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060527983
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: April 2004
    Paulo Coelho inspired millions of readers around the world and became one of the most beloved storytellers of our time with the international bestselling phenomenon The Alchemist. Now, in the beloved companion to his classic, The Warrior of The Light: A Manual invites us to live out our dreams to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.
  • When I Was Mortal (Vintage International)

    By Javier Marias

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307950789
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: April 2013
  • Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Two: Dance and Dream

    By Javier Marias

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811217491
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: May 2008
    Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marias's dazzling unfolding magnum opus, is a novel in three parts, which began with Volume One: Fever and Spear. Described as a "brilliant dark novel" (Scotland on Sunday), the book now takes a wild swerve in its new volume. Skillfully constructed around a central perplexing and mesmerizing scene in a nightclub, Volume Two: Dance and Dream again features Jacques Deza. In Volume One he was hired by MI6 as a person of extraordinarily sophisticated powers of perception. In Volume Two Deza discovers the dark side of his new employer when Tupra, his spy-master boss, brings out a sword and uses it in a way that appalls Deza: You can't just go around hurting and killing people like that. Why not? asks Tupra.Searching meditations on favors and jealousy, knowledge and the deep human desire not to know, violence and death play against memories of the Spanish Civil War as Deza's world becomes increasingly murky.
  • Your Face Tomorrow: Volume I, Fever and Spear

    By Javier Marias

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811216128
    • Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
    • Published: June 2005
    In Volume One of the unfolding novel 'Your Face Tomorrow' we find our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid and wandering adrift in London until an old friend recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence. Using arare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear, he is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's secret service: he studies shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, even as it delves into the nature of love and marriage, this metaphysical thriller explores the past, present and future. This enigmatic tour de force from one of Europe's greatest writers will continue soon with Volume Two, 'Dance and Dream.'