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              At Night All Blood Is Black
               

              At Night All Blood Is Black (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Diop, David; Translated by Moschovakis, Anna

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              Astonishingly good. --Lily Meyer, NPR So incantatory and visceral I don't think I'll ever forget it. --Ali Smith, The Guardian Best Books of 2020 One of the Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall A Sunday Times best book of the year Named a most anticipated book by Liter...ary Hub Electric Literature The Millions Refinery29 One of The A.V. Club's five best books of November Selected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens, David Diop's English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War. Alfa Ndiaye is a Senegalese man who, never before having left his village, finds himself fighting as a so-called Chocolat soldier with the French army during World War I. When his friend Mademba Diop, in the same regiment, is seriously injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man's Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa's mind as he comes to see this refusal as a cruel moment of cowardice. Anxious to avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, he begins a macabre ritual: every night he sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, and every night he returns to base, unharmed, with the German's severed hand. At first his comrades look at Alfa's deeds with admiration, but soon rumors begin to circulate that this super soldier isn't a hero, but a sorcerer, a soul-eater. Plans are hatched to get Alfa away from the front, and to separate him from his growing collection of hands, but how does one reason with a demon, and how far will Alfa go to make amends to his dead friend? Peppered with bullets and black magic, this remarkable novel fills in a forgotten chapter in the history of World War I. Blending oral storytelling traditions with the gritty, day-to-day, journalistic horror of
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              ISBN 9781250800206
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              Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life
                

              Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gray, John

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                16 Nov 21

              The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to cats--and what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves. The history of philosophy has bee...n a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats--the animal that has most captured our imagination--than from the great thinkers of the world. In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose un-examined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for fearless joy; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story The Cat, a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy. Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.
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              ISBN 9781250800251
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              Dancer
               

              Dancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCann, Colum; Edited by Hocherman, Riva

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              Novelist Colum McCann's Dancer is the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him. There is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protege from the stunted life of his provincial town; Yulia, wh...ose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan street hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of the Second World War to the wild abandon of New York in the eighties, Dancer is peopled by a large cast of characters, obscure and famous: doormen and shoemakers, nurses and translators, Margot Fonteyn, Eric Bruhn and John Lennon. And at the heart of the spectacle stands the artist himself, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection.
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              The Secret Guests
               

              The Secret Guests (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Black, Benjamin

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              Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. The British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princes...ses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in neutral Ireland.
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              The Enchantment of Lily Dahl
               

              The Enchantment of Lily Dahl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hustvedt, Siri

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              The protagonist of Siri Hustvedt's astonishing second novel is a heroine of the old style: tough, beautiful, and brave. Standing at the threshold of adulthood, she enters a new world of erotic adventure, profound but unexpected friendship, and inexplicable, frightening acts of ma...dness. Lily's story is also the story of a small town--Webster, Minnesota--where people are brought together by a powerful sense of place, both geographical and spiritual. Here gossip, secrets, and storytelling are as essential to the bond among its people as the borders that enclose the town.The real secret at the heart of the book is the one that lies between reality and appearances, between waking life and dreams, at the place where imagination draws on its transforming powers in the face of death.
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              ISBN 9780312423391
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              The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
               

              The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By de Waal, Edmund

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              A New York Times Bestseller An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots--which are then sold, coll...ected, and handed on--he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.
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              ISBN 9781250811271
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              The Time Collector
               

              The Time Collector (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Womack, Gwendolyn

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              From Gwendolyn Womack--the Los Angeles Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Fortune Teller--comes another suspenseful, timeless romance in The Time Collector.

              ISBN 9781250169235
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              Finch
                

              Finch (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By VanderMeer, Jeff

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                11 Jan 22

              From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Borne and Annihilation, comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic Finch. This third installment of the Ambergris Trilogy follows a besieged detective as he unravels a series of mysteries in the city of Ambergris --

              ISBN 9780374538613
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              Europe Against The Jews, 1880-1945
               

              Europe Against The Jews, 1880-1945 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aly, Gotz

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              From the award-winning historian of the Holocaust, Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945 is the first book to move beyond Germany's singular crime to the collaboration of Europe as a whole. The Holocaust was perpetrated by the Germans, but it would not have been possible without the... assistance of thousands of helpers in other countries: state officials, police, and civilians who eagerly supported the genocide. If we are to fully understand how and why the Holocaust happened, Goetz Aly argues in this groundbreaking study, we must examine its prehistory throughout Europe. We must look at countries as far-flung as Romania and France, Russia and Greece, where, decades before the Nazis came to power, a deadly combination of envy, competition, nationalism, and social upheaval fueled a surge of anti-Semitism, creating the preconditions for the deportations and murder to come. In the late nineteenth century, new opportunities for education and social advancement were opening up, and Jewish minorities took particular advantage of them, leading to widespread resentment. At the same time, newly created nation-states, especially in the east, were striving for ethnic homogeneity and national renewal, goals which they saw as inextricably linked. Drawing upon a wide range of previously unpublished sources, Aly traces the sequence of events that made persecution of Jews an increasingly acceptable European practice. Ultimately, the German architects of genocide found support for the Final Solution in nearly all the countries they occupied or were allied with. Without diminishing the guilt of German perpetrators, Aly documents the involvement of all of Europe in the destruction of the Jews, once again deepening our understanding of this most tormented history.
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              City of Saints and Madmen
                

              City of Saints and Madmen (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By VanderMeer, Jeff

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                11 Jan 22

              From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Borne and Annihilation, comes the paperback reissue of his cult classic City of Saints and Madmen. By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and eyewitness reports inv...okes a universe within a puzzle box where you can lose-and find-yourself again --
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