Faith, love, and despair in colonial Africa,. Greene is a master beyond a doubt. A chronicle of one police inspectors decline into lies, fraud, and damnation, all to protect the women he loves. It took my breath away.
By the author of Matrimony, another wonderful, deeply felt novel, so rich in the complexity of the extended family; the ongoing ramifications of grief, the way people grow and change --or don't--in a marriage, sibling rivalry, the power and influence of money. The author manages to weave them all in with a deft touch and with utterly convincing points of view, both male and female. Can these marriages be saved? Just maybe!
From the elegant and witty British author of The Debt to Pleasure, an epic novel of our times as seen through the lens of the financial crisis in London. Pepys Road is populated by a cross-section of characters, from the rich banker and his shopaholic wife to the Senegalese soccer star to the Pakistani shopkeepers. Each of their intersecting lives provides a unique perspective on life in the globalized 21st century. A wonderful read!
Here is a great collection of novellas by an amazing Latin American author. Not your typical magic realism stuff. We follow Maqroll, the lookout, one of the greatest characters ever, as he embarks on various dubious schemes. Full of bitter wistfulness at the futility of hopes and the vicissitudes of memory. You will fall in love with these stories. I did.