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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : World Fiction

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World Fiction

 

Check out some of our favorite contemporary world fiction published in English by writers from around the globe.

 

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The Hairdresser of Harare

The Hairdresser of Harare
Huchu, Tendai

What begins as a rivalry between two hairstylists develops into an unlikely friendship with disturbing consequences as hidden truths surface. This novel offers a vivid and engaging depiction of life in modern Zimbabwe. (Zimbabwe)


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The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Jonasson, Jonas

Prepare for the hilarious, upbeat and quirky adventure of a nursing home escapee whose full life has included being witness to some of the 20th century’s most momentous events. (Sweden)


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Censoring An Iranian Love Story: A Novel

Censoring An Iranian Love Story: A Novel
Mandanīʹpūr, Shahriyār

An author struggles to write a story of forbidden love under the nose of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance—to both expose modern censorship and extol the poetic freedom of old Iran. (Iran)


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Pow!

Pow!
Mo, Yan

This offbeat postmodern satire of China is a prospective monk’s life story as he tells it to a wiser monk, mixed with his observations of events unfolding around him and his own disruptive thoughts. (China)


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The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
Pelevin, Viktor

Discover the seedy underbelly of Moscow in this satirical urban fantasy, which features a werefox prostitute and a werewolf KGB agent with a penchant for philosophical digressions. (Russia)


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Please Look After Mom: A Novel

Please Look After Mom: A Novel
Sin, Kyŏng-suk

An elderly mother goes missing in a Seoul subway station, prompting her family to reflect on their past interactions with her. Were they selfishly ignorant of warning signs? (South Korea)


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The Blue Fox

The Blue Fox
Sjón

Part poetry, part mystery and part fairy tale, this experimental novel by one of Iceland’s most unique artists takes you on a quest through the country’s eerie, snow-blown landscape. (Iceland)


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A Complicated Kindness: A Novel

A Complicated Kindness: A Novel
Toews, Miriam

In rural Manitoba, a young girl struggles in a family crumbling under the repressive confines of their Mennonite community. Compelling, thought-provoking and darkly funny, this story voices teenage frustration and longing for an escape. (Canada)


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The Space Between Us: A Novel

The Space Between Us: A Novel
Umrigar, Thrity N.

Bhima and Sera, two women from very different social classes, find they have much in common. Umirgar writes an evocative portrayal of life in modern Mumbai. (India)


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I Am Istanbul

I Am Istanbul
Uzuner, Buket

Despite its mystique, Istanbul is a modern metropolis full of ordinary people. This book comprises stories of a host of its varied inhabitants, weaving together a larger picture of the city itself. (Turkey)


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