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By Stone, Robert
National Book Awards (1992)
Owen Browne seemingly embodies privilege and success. Yet, avid for honor and glory, he enters a highly publicized, round-the-world, singlehanded sailboat race. As the loneliness and exertion of his voyage test Browne, so the attention of a shallow filmmaker test Anne, Browne's wife. Both learn truths about themselves and one another which destroy one spouse but which compel the other to further trials of strength and will. "An intensely dramatic story".--New York Times.
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine
Rosa is not cut out for motherhood. Among the casualties is her daughter, Sulfia, who endures the worst of Rosa's machinations. When Sulfia brings into the world an exceptional child by the name of Aminat, the child seems at first destined to become yet another pawn in Rosa's game—until she finds the strength to rebel in the only way possible, by running away. Years later, Aminat reappears on a popular talent show, setting Rosa back on her trail….
A Pleasure and a Calling
By Hogan, Phil
Mr. Heming loves the leafy English village where he lives. As a local real estate agent, he knows every square inch of the town. Most people don't pay much attention to Mr. Heming; he is someone who fades easily into the background. But Mr. Heming pays attention to them. You see, he has the keys to their homes. In fact, he has the keys to every home he's ever sold in town....A brilliant portrait of one man's obsession, A Pleasure and a Calling is a darkly funny and utterly transfixing tale that will hold you under its spell.
The Teleportation Accident
By Beauman, Ned
From the author of the acclaimed Boxer, Beetle, comes a historical novel that doesn't know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can't remember what isotope means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it.