Jesus’ Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, & lost souls. These stories tell of spiralling grief & transcendence, of rock bottom & redemption, of getting lost & found & lost again. The narrator of these interlinked stories is a young, unnamed man, reeling from his addiction to heroin & alcohol, his mind at once clouded & made brilliantly lucid by these drugs.

In the course of his adventures, he meets an assortment of people, who seem as alienated and confused as he; … More

At Hawthorn Time comes a major new novel. Set on a farm in Suffolk just before the Second World War, it introduces a girl on the cusp of adulthood. The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember, although the Great War still casts its shadow over the fields and villages around her beloved home, Wych Farm. Constance Fitz Allen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs.

For Edie, who must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood, the glamorous and worldly outsider appears to be a … More

Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes. Exquisitely translated by Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone addresses one of the most pivotal issues of our time, facing it head-on in a voice that is both nostalgic & frightening.

One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe’s biggest issue, Richard has spent his life as a university … More

When newly qualified doctor Andrew Manson takes up his first post in a Welsh mining community, the young Scot brings with him a bagful of idealism and enthusiasm. Both are soon strained to the limit as Andrew discovers the reality of performing operations on a kitchen table & washing in a scullery, of unspeakable sanitation, of common infantile cholera & enteritis.

There are no X-rays, no ambulances – nothing to combat the disease and poverty. It isn’t long before Andrew’s outspokenness … More

Set during The Troubles in Belfast as seen through the tangential gaze of the young narrator, good-hearted Mickey Donnelly. He tries to steer his own quirky path in a community divided into polarised camps, having to untangle his confused feelings about the opposite sex along the way, & is determined to protect his mother & younger sister from the bad stuff, come what may.

Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer … More