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THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNERS - 2006
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|The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction. One of the world's most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition for every fiction writer. It has the power to transform the fortunes of authors, and even publishers.|
| Winner! The Inheritance of Loss|
by Kiran Desai
Kiran Desai`s first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries. Now Desai takes us to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life. In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge who wants to retire in peace when his orphaned granddaughter Sai arrives on his doorstep. The judge`s chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS, forced to consider his country`s place in the world. When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai`s new-sprung romance with h... Read more...
| The Secret River|
by Kate Grenville
After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife, Sal, and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh. Away from the infant township of Sydney, up the Hawkesbury River, are white men who have tried to do just that. But, as uninhabited as the island appears at first, Australia is full of native people, and they too claim the land as their own. is the dramatic and potent story of Grenvilles ancestors, who wrested a new life from the alien terrain ... Read more...
| Carry Me Down|
by M. J. Hyland
Carry Me Down is an engrossing story that at its heart examines an adolescent`s difficulties navigating the world. John Egan is a misfit a twelve-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant who diligently keeps track of the lies large and small that are told to him. John`s been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember; it`s a source of power but also great consternation for someone so young. With an obsession for the Guinness Book of World Records, a keenly inquisitive mind, and a kind of faith, John remains hopeful despite the unfavorable cards life deals him. John is like a tuning fork, sensitive to the vibrations within himself and the trouble that this creates for him and his family, and when hi... Read more...
| In the Country of Men|
by Hisham Matar
* Mp3 CD Format *. In the Country of Men is a stunning depiction of a child confronted with the private fallout of a public nightmare. But above all, it is a debut of rare insight and literary grace. Read more...
| Mother`s Milk: A Novel|
by Edward St. Aubyn
Writing with the scathing wit and bright perceptiveness for which he has become known, celebrated English author Edward St. Aubyn creates a complex family portrait that examines the shifting allegiances between mothers, sons, and husbands. The novel`s perspective ricochets among all members of the Melrose family -- the family featured in St. Aubyn`s widely praised trilogy, Some Hope -- starting with Robert, who provides an exceptionally droll and convincing account of being born; to Patrick, a hilariously churlish husband who has been sexually abandoned by his wife in favor of his sons; to Mary, who`s consumed by her children and overwhelming desire not to repeat the mistakes of her own mother. All the while, St. Aubyn examines the ... Read more...
| Night Watch|
by Sarah Waters
A novel of relationships set in 1940s London that brims with vivid historical detail, thrilling coincidences, and psychological complexity, by the author of the Booker Prize finalist Fingersmith. ). Read more...
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