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WE ARE NOT OUR­SELVES by Matthew Thomas This highly an­tic­i­pated de­but novel re­volves around an Ir­ish-Amer­i­can fam­ily liv­ing in Queens, New York.The story fol­lows Eileen Tu­multy over six decades, deftly chart­ing her many am­bi­tions and dis­ap­point­ments, and pro­vid­ing a vivid por­trait of Amer­i­can so­ci­ety, and so­cial change, in the 20th cen­tury.

HYENA by Jude An­gelini Com­pared to Hunter S.Thomp­son, Jude An­gelini’s col­lec­tion of au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal sto­ries, filled with bru­tal hon­esty and dark hu­mour, tells of a shock­ing un­der­ground world where sex, drugs and the hu­man con­di­tion co­in­cides with the hard world of a post-in­dus­trial Detroit.

THE PAY­ING GUESTS by Sarah Wa­ters The best­selling au­thor of Finger­smith and The Lit­tle Stranger gives us a story about Lon­don in the 1920s and the ex­pe­ri­ences of a widow and her daugh­ter who take a young cou­ple into their home as lodgers.

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