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  • Captivity

    by György Spiró $14.99$29.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Hungarian

    A literary sensation, György Spiró’s Captivity is both a highly sophisticated historical novel and a gripping page-turner. Set in the tumultuous first century A.D., between the year of Christ’s death and the outbreak of the Jewish War, Captivity recounts the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish Uri, a young Roman Jew.

  • Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin

    by Oleg Kashin $14.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Russian

    The forces of science, human error, and power run amok collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor-sharp political satire about Putin’s Russia, from one of the country’s most fearless journalists.

  • How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

    by Andrés Neuman $14.99$15.99
    Non-Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Spanish

    A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers.

  • Land of Love and Ruins

    by Oddný Eir $14.99$16.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Icelandic

    Love, family lives, bonds to country and earth are questioned in this wonderful Icelandic work. Eir invents a new, intimate language between writer and reader in this enchanting book about being human in the modern world.

  • The Underground

    by Hamid Ismailov $14.99$16.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Russian

    “I am Moscow’s underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town.” So declares Mbobo, the unforgettable twelve-year-old narrator of this captivating novel by exiled Uzbek author and BBC journalist Hamid Ismailov. Born to a Siberian woman and an African athlete competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo spends his days navigating the subterranean arteries of the Metro and the challenges of being a fatherless, mixed-race boy in the precarious days of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • The Winterlings

    by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade $14.99$16.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Spanish

    Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, in the 1950s. After a childhood in exile, two sisters return to their grandfather’s cottage for the first time since his shocking murder during the civil war. Enchanting as a spell, The Winterlings blends Spanish oral tradition, Latin American magic realism, and the American gothic fiction of Flannery O’Connor and Shirley Jackson into an intoxicating story of romance, violent history, and the mysterious forces that move us.

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