Noah’s Arc: Sweet and Sour, Silly and Serious. And That’s Just For Openers. This Is One Weird Voyage.
Ben runs a restaurant, Nicholas runs the world. Ann wants to help others, Vicki wants to help herself. Georgia needs to feel clean, Coral does the cleaning. Gerald needs to hold on to love, Sibella wants to be top of the tree. François wants to feel at home, Frank builds homes. Emily has lost herself, Debbie has never known herself. Larry just wants more of everything. And then there is Noah: washed-up on the shores of a life he never wanted, his mind addled by pills, the world around him going to hell in a handbasket. How can he – how can any of them – survive the coming flood? Do they want to? And what exactly is going on at the local airport?
Publishing 10 October
Take the Late Train: Witty and Wise, Intelligent and Disturbing. A Journey Into The Heart of Life, Love and Memory.
Stephen Ketley’s life goes off the rails on the night of his tenth wedding anniversary. Suddenly, his marriage to Sarah is not quite as secure as it seems. Meanwhile, his stepdaughter Emma relies on him to mediate between her warring parents, his sister refuses to speak to him, and Audrey his mother drinks too much and shouts too loud. As his certainties fragment, Stephen recalls an idyllic summer in Florence with his first love, Giuliana.
Farewell Olympus: Love and Rivalry, Ambition and Morality, Armageddon and The Quest For The Perfect Croissant.
When a patron of the arts named Serge loans him a luxurious penthouse apartment in central Paris, Howard can’t believe his luck. Now he can live cheaply while he translates articles for shortlived websites and doomed art journals nobody reads. And he’ll have more time to devote to his inscrutable French girlfriend, Delphine, a trainee lawyer.
Four American Tales: A Quartet of Evocative Stories about Love and Loss, Struggle and Ambition from the 1950s to the Present Day
Wichega – an atmospheric tale of childhood’s dreams and nightmares; A Hundred Ways to Live – crime and punishment on the road to nowhere; Ballbusters on Parade – an unconventional parable of life in adult entertainment; Uncle Mort – an unexpected bequest leads to marital problems.