Fiction

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  • No More Happy Endings

    by Milan Djurasovic $12.00
    Fiction from Červená Barva Press
    Translated from Bosnian

    Milan Djurasovic is a Bosnian Serb from Mostar, the descendant of delightful peasants and modest working-class stock. He lives in northern California, where he works as a paraeducator. No More Happy Endings is his first collection of poems and short stories.

  • Oblivion

    by Sergei Lebedev $9.99$15.99
    Fiction from New Vessel Press
    Translated from Russian

    This disturbing tale evokes the great and ruined beauty of a land where man and machine worked in tandem with nature to destroy millions of lives during the Soviet century. Emerging from today’s Russia, where the ills of the past are being forcefully erased from public memory, this masterful novel represents an epic literary attempt to rescue history from the brink of oblivion.

  • One Hundred Twenty-One Days

    by Michèle Audin $14.95
    Fiction from Deep Vellum Publishing
    Translated from French

    Debut novel by mathematician Oulipo member layers coded narratives across World Wars unlocking the entangled history of politics and science.

  • Panorama

    by Dušan Šarotar $12.53
    Fiction from Istros Books, Peter Owen Publishers
    Translated from Slovene

    Dušan Šarotar takes the reader on a deeply reflective yet kaleidoscopic journey from northern to southern Europe.

  • Party Headquarters

    by Georgi Tenev $12.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from Bulgarian

    Party Headquarters takes place in the ’80s and ’90s, during Bulgaria’s transition from communist rule to democracy. The book—which is a love story, a parody, and a thriller about a political hoax—opens with the main character visiting his father-in-law, an old communist party boss who is dying, and being tasked with delivering a suitcase filled with one-and-a-half million euros.

  • Quiet Flows the Una

    by Faruk Šehić $12.56
    Fiction from Istros Books
    Translated from Bosnian

    Quiet Flows the Una is the story a man trying to overcome the personal trauma caused by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995.  Through an induced trance, the main character of the novel takes the reader through three time periods: the hero’s childhood before the war, the battle lines during the war, and his attempt to continue with normal life in a post-conflict society.

  • Ritual, 1969

    by Jo Mazelis $11.30
    Fiction from Seren Books

    This darkly gothic collection of stories explores the unsettling borderland between reality and the supernatural. Ranging from early twentieth-century France to 1960s South Wales and contemporary Europe, Jo Mazelis’ singular vision and poetic language creates characters caught up in events and feelings they do not fully understand or control, giving the book its uncanny focus. Not all is as it seems in a world where first impressions may only conceal disguises and false trails – and there’s no going back.

  • Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

    by Hubert Haddad $16.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from French

    Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of these most infamous of mediums, the Fox Sisters, and sheds a unique light on the impressionability and fragility of nineteenth-century America.

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors

    by Naja Marie Aidt $16.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from Danish

    Naja Marie Aidt’s long-awaited first novel is a breathtaking page-turner and complex portrait of a man whose life slowly devolves into one of violence and jealousy.

  • Siddhartha

    by Hermann Hesse $18.80
    Fiction from Peter Owen Publishers
    Translated from German

    Siddhartha is a short novel about the life and spiritual journey of one man in ancient India, seemingly a simple tale told in a simple, lyrical style. But together with an uncanny empathy for his characters and often awe-inspiring human insight, Hesse displays mastery of the profoundest themes: the reader attains total immersion in a truly gripping quest for enlightenment, making this one of the great literary experiences.

  • Significance

    by Jo Mazelis $12.56
    Fiction from Seren Books

    Lucy Swann is trying on a new life. She’s cut and dyed her hair and bought new clothes, but she’s only got as far as a small town in northern France when her flight is violently cut short. When Inspector Vivier and his handsome assistant Sabine Pelat begin their investigation the chance encounters of her last days take on a new significance.

  • Snow Flurries and other stories

    by Romy Fölck $2.99
    Fiction from Weyward Sisters Publishing
    Translated from German

    The German Democratic Republic, East Germany. An abusive guard encountered many years after a woman’s nightmare imprisonment in Hoheneck women’s prison. A man’s reluctant return to Dresden two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A killing in the context of the ripple effects of an iconic church’s demolition in Leipzig. The very long shadow of war-time rape and loss in a Meissen courtroom in present-day Germany. All of these are elements in Romy Fölck’s evocative mini collection of four short stories.

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