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  1. The Village Idiot (Hardcover) The Village Idiot (Hardcover)
    The Village Idiot (Hardcover)

    Steve Stern

    ₱1,595.00

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    A wild, effervescent, absinthe-soaked novel that tells of the life of the extraordinary artist Chaim Soutine

    Steve Stern's astonishing new novel The Village Idiot begins on a glorious spring day in Paris 1917. Amid the carnage of World War I, some of the foremost artists of the age have chosen to stage a boat race. At the head of the regatta is Amedeo Modigliani, seated regally in a bathtub pulled by a flock of canvasback ducks. But unbeknownst to the competition, he has a secret advantage: his young friend, the immigrant painter Chaim Soutine, is hauling the tub from underwater. Soutine, an unwashed, misfit artist (who incidentally can't swim) has been persuaded by the Italian to don a ponderous diving suit and trudge along the floor of the river Seine. Disoriented and confused by the artificial air in his helmet Chaim stumbles through the events of his past and future life.

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  2. Kindred, Gift Edition (Hardcover) Kindred, Gift Edition (Hardcover)
    Kindred, Gift Edition (Hardcover)

    Octavia Butler

    ₱1,593.00

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    The New York Times best-selling author's time-travel classic that makes us feel the horrors of American slavery and indicts our country's lack of progress on racial reconciliation

    Soon to be an FX Networks TV series adaptation with a pilot directed by Janicza Bravo (Zola), written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), and executive produced by Jacobs-Jenkins and Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain)

    "I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm."

    Dana's torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner's plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present.

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  3. Hurricane Girl (Hardcover) Hurricane Girl (Hardcover)
    Hurricane Girl (Hardcover)

    Marcy Dermansky

    ₱1,482.00

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    A propulsive and daring new novel by the author of Very Nice about a woman on the run from catastrophe, searching for love, home, a swimming pool, and for someone who can perhaps stop the bleeding from her head.

    Marcy Dermansky is one of the most wildly original writers that I've ever read, and Hurricane Girl showcases what makes her so amazing. In tracking the unpredictable movements of a strange and hypnotic journey in the aftermath of a natural disaster, Dermansky nails the sensation of being alive, of navigating a world so strange that it's almost a dream, of trying, again and again, to anchor yourself to a moment, to assure yourself that you exist, to withstand anything and somehow keep living. --Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

    Allison Brody is thirty-two and newly arrived on the East Coast after just managing to flee her movie producer boyfriend. She has some money, saved up from years of writing and waitressing, and so she spends it, buying a small house on the beach. But then a Category 3 hurricane makes landfall and scatters her home up and down the shore, leaving Allison adrift.

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  4. Scattered All Over the Earth (Paperback) Scattered All Over the Earth (Paperback)
    Scattered All Over the Earth (Paperback)

    Yoko Tawada

    ₱779.00

    A mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian novel about friendship, difference and what it means to belong, by a National Book Award-winning novelist.

    Welcome to the not-too-distant future. Japan, having vanished into the sea, is now remembered as 'the land of sushi'. Hiruko, a former citizen and a climate refugee herself, has a job teaching immigrant children in Denmark with her invented language Panska (Pan-Scandinavian): 'homemade language. no country to stay in. three countries I experienced. no time to learn three different languages. might mix up. insufficient space in brain. so made new language. homemade language most Scandinavian people understand'.

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  5. Memoirs of a Polar Bear (Paperback) Memoirs of a Polar Bear (Paperback)
    Memoirs of a Polar Bear (Paperback)

    Yoko Tawada

    ₱1,051.00

    The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers―who happen to be polar bears

    The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as “Yoko Tawada’s magnificent strangeness”―Tawada is an author like no other. Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In chapter two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son―the last of their line―is Knut, born in chapter three in a Leipzig zoo but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away...

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  6. Diary of a Void: A Novel (Hardcover) Diary of a Void: A Novel (Hardcover)
    Diary of a Void: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Emi Yagi

    ₱990.00

    When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job to escape sexual harassment at her old one, she finds that as the only woman at her new workplace—a company that manufactures cardboard tubes for paper towel and toilet paper rolls—she is expected to do all the menial tasks. One day she announces that she can’t clear away her coworkers’ dirty cups—because she’s pregnant and the smell nauseates her. The only thing is . . . Ms. Shibata is not pregnant.

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  7. Chilean Poet: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) Chilean Poet: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)
    Chilean Poet: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback)

    Alejandro Zambra

    ₱990.00

    A writer of “startling talent” (The New York Times Book Review), Alejandro Zambra returns with his most substantial work yet: a story of fathers and sons, ambition and failure, and what it means to make a family

    After a chance encounter at a Santiago nightclub, aspiring poet Gonzalo reunites with his first love, Carla. Though their desire for each other is still intact, much has changed: among other things, Carla now has a six-year-old son, Vicente. Soon the three form a happy sort-of family—a stepfamily, though no such word exists in their language.

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  8. Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel, International Edition (Paperback) Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel, International Edition (Paperback)
    Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel, International Edition (Paperback)

    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    ₱999.00

    In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.


    Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach. Javier—a former champion himself—has trained her since the age of two.

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  9. Paradise (Paperback) Paradise (Paperback)
    Paradise (Paperback)

    Abdulrazak Gurnah

    ₱699.00

    Born in East Africa, Yusuf has few qualms about the journey he is to make. It never occurs to him to ask why he is accompanying Uncle Aziz or why the trip has been organised so suddenly, and he does not think to ask when he will be returning.

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  10. The Ministry for the Future: A Novel (Paperback) The Ministry for the Future: A Novel (Paperback)
    The Ministry for the Future: A Novel (Paperback)

    Kim Stanley Robinson

    ₱1,044.00

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

    The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us. 

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  11. A Thousand Ships: A Novel (Paperback) A Thousand Ships: A Novel (Paperback)
    A Thousand Ships: A Novel (Paperback)

    Natalie Haynes

    ₱934.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER


    Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences—for fans of Madeline Miller.

    This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn . . .

    This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . .

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  12. The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel (Hardcover) The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel (Hardcover)
    The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel (Hardcover)

    Sosuke Natsukawa

    ₱770.00

    From the #1 bestselling author in Japan comes a celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit of The Guest Cat and The Travelling Cat Chronicles.

    Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat appears with an unusual request. The feline asks for—or rather, demands—the teenager’s help in saving books with him. The world is full of lonely books left unread and unloved, and the cat and Rintaro must liberate them from their neglectful owners.

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  13. The Cat and the City (Paperback) The Cat and the City (Paperback)
    The Cat and the City (Paperback)

    Nick Bradley

    ₱599.00

    A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick

    In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.

    Get The Cat and the City (Paperback) by Nick Bradley and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

     

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