The Liar Tells the Truth: Irshad Panjatan

“In pure mime, the artist has to depend entirely on his body on an empty stage to create an atmosphere around him, plus the characters he depicts, to tell the story without any dialogues, music, or songs, and without any external aids like props and decorations. He has to fill the stage like a painter …

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The Devil’s Company: David Liss

Published by Ballantine Books This is a gripping story set in 18th century London. Thief-taker[1] Benjamin Weaver is asked by a mysterious man called Cobb to carry out a dangerous assignment. When Weaver declines, Cobb resorts to other means. He threatens three people close to Weaver with destitution unless Weaver agrees to Cobb’s demands. Weaver’s …

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Raising Issues of Domestic Violence: An Interview with Cherie Jones

Photo: BrooksLaTouche Photography, Barbados. Cherie Jones is a Barbadian author and attorney. Her novel, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, was shortlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction. She has also written a book of short stories, The Burning Bush Women & Other Stories. Cherie is currently working on her second novel. Talking …

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: Michael Chabon

Published by HarperCollins “Nine months Landsman’s been flopping at the Hotel Zamenhof without any of his fellow residents managing to get themselves murdered. Now somebody has put a bullet in the brain of the occupant of 208...” The year is 1998. When, after World War II, plans to create a homeland for Jews in Palestine …

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Nightwoods: Charles Frazier

Published by Hodder & Stoughton and Random House “Luce’s new stranger children were small and beautiful and violent.” “Nothing changes what already happened. It will always have happened. You either let it break you down or you don't.” Luce is the caretaker of an almost abandoned lodge in a forest by a lake, near the …

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