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“An enchanting story of the fairy-tale-like youth of two British children, Childhood at Oriol has been resurrected from its 1951 limited printing. The novel maintains a sense of gallant storytelling; the author's methodology is consistent with the nature of childhood—innocent yet vaguely aware, and the novel's fluid language makes ordinary events appear interesting and inviting.”—Rain Taxi
A novel of India's independence movement balances fiction, journalism, and autobiography.
“Delicately written and achingly sad...if David ever gives up the day job, pop music's loss could well be literature's gain.”—The Times of London
Stuart David was one of the founding members of the Scottish band, Belle and Sebastian.
Imagine nineteenth-century royalty, Twilight Zone twists, urbane humor, and loving characterization.
This fable of an intelligent parrot mixes Voltaire, Nathaniel West, and Frances, the talking mule. This remarkable satire was written in one week by a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits included You Were Never Lovelier, with Fred Astaire.
Baroque and brilliant, decadent and down-to-earth. The book's hero steers through a small town department store under a cloud of allusions and linked fragments of the world's consciousness.
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This spare, funny fiction debut offers a playful imagining of the lives of a fictional movie-star couple, Richard and Julia, who are reminiscent of the millionaire and prostitute played on-screen by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the Pygmalion update Pretty Woman. While they are involved in shooting the science-fiction movie Martian Dawn, their lives intersect with those of an unlikely assortment of other characters, including a would-be sea captain, a film producer and his therapist, a cosmonaut and her astronaut boyfriend, two members of the Biosphere team, and a Tibetan Buddhist rinpoche.
America's first gay novel.
“Entertaining....eminently readable work....distinguished by its beautifully evoked period atmosphere, its sly humor....an engaging and quite undeservedly neglected comedy of bad manners.”—The New York Times
“His sweep is never grand, his genre is the miniature.”—Carl Van Vechten
“Mr. Gracq is one of the more stimulating and original imaginations in contemporary French literature.”—The New York Times Book Review
Adapted for the film, Rendez-vous a Bray, 1971, directed by Andre Delvaux and starring Anna Karina
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