A Cure for Cancer: The Cornelius Quartet 2

By Michael Moorcock

A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his notorious aura and charm to boot. at the path of the ugly Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious gadget in a position to manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, yet Jerry is opposed to heritage; he's open air of heritage. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.

Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second one booklet within the Cornelius Quartet, A medication for melanoma, used to be one of many first novels of its shape, utilizing hypermedia to spin an internet of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly humorous social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the fashionable reader.

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Painter of Silence

By Georgina Harding

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Iasi, Romania, the early Nineteen Fifties. A anonymous guy is located at the steps of a health facility. Deaf and mute, he's not able to speak until eventually a tender nurse referred to as Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, thoughts seem at the web page. The stories are Safta's additionally. For the fellow is Augustin, son of the cook dinner on the manor residence which was once Safta's relations domestic. Born six months aside, they grew up with a connection that bypassed phrases. yet whereas Augustin's global remained an analogous measurement Safta's extended to include languages, society - and a fleeting love, one lengthy, scorching summer season. yet then got here battle, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and not anything might stay an analogous.

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The Everlasting Story of Nory

By Nicholson Baker

Our very best fabulist of the standard now turns his consciousness on a 9-year-old American woman and produces a singular as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow desires to be a dentist or a clothier of pop-up books. She likes telling tales and inventing dolls. She has nightmares approximately enamel, which can clarify her occupation selection. she will college in England, the place she is mocked for her accessory and her friendship with an unpopular lady, and he or she has made it in the course of the 12 months with no crying.

Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts along with her mom and dad and friends, thinks approximately God and death-watch beetles, and goals of cows with pointed enamel. during this precocious baby he offers us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and inspires early life in all its luminous weirdness.

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