** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **
** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller **
The UK's best selling hardback debut novel of 2016
Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Evening Standard, Observer and The Times
California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life....
'This book will break your heart and blow your mind.' Lena Dunham
Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat.
Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls.
And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways.
Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?
A Room of One's Own
A Room of One s Own, is one of Virginia Woolf s most influential works and is widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women s movement. This timely and important new edition adopts the complete text of the first British edition published in 1929. * Features a comprehensive introduction detailing the process and composition of Woolf s original essay and the evolution of its subsequent publication history * The first comprehensive and authoritative edition of this foundational text of the feminist movement, and one of the most significant works in Woolf s own canon * The only volume based on comparisons of each of the British editions of A Room of One s Own that appeared in Woolf s lifetime * Incorporates extensive explanatory notes which reveal the essay s broader political, historical, social, and literary contexts * Includes a comprehensive appendix highlighting variations between each of the British editions that appeared in Woolf s lifetime and the first American edition; alterations from Woolf s uncorrected proofs; and current editorial emendations incorporated in this new edition
Grimms` Bad Girls and Bold Boys
In this book -- the first in more than fifty years to treat the entire body of Grimms' Tales -- Ruth B. Bottigheimer provides a thorough analysis of the stories' content, focusing in particular on the matter of gender. By combining a sociohistorical examination of the stories with close scrutiny of the language in which they are told, Bottigheimer reveals coherent patterns of motif, plot, and image and brings new insight into the moral and social vision of the collection.
Heroes of the Frontier
NEW YORK TIMES #8 BESTSELLER
From the bestselling author of The Circle comes a brilliant new black comedy about modern America
A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV (optimistically christened the 'Chateau') and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they spot wild animals, build bonfires, enjoy the scenery. But as Josie drives her kids deeper into the forest, dodging wildfires and increasingly eccentric locals, we learn more of the events that forced her to escape her old life. Fraught with unexpected encounters from the sublime to the ridiculous, her tiny family must survive this surreal adventure at all costs, in order to finally discover something clean and redemptive out at the very edge of civilization.
Heroes of the Frontier is a captivating and hilarious novel about family, loss and recovery, and a powerful examination of contemporary American life.