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The White Boy Shuffle

by Paul Beatty Picador (December 23, 2014)

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he...


The Bride of Catastrophe

by Heidi Jon Schmidt Picador (November 25, 2014)

The much anticipated and darkly comic first novel from a prize-winning storyteller

"I grew up on a farm." The year is l974, the place Sweetwater College, and Beatrice Wolfe is telling the story of her life to...


Speak Rwanda

by Julian R. Pierce Picador (November 04, 2014)

A powerful and profoundly moving novel of the civil war in Rwanda, told by men, women, and children on both sides

Speak Rwanda by Julian R. Pierce marks the arrival of one of the most mesmerizing novels of the...


The Heart Does Not Grow Back

by Fred Venturini Picador (November 04, 2014)

EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS TO START SOMEWHERE...

Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts...


On the Edge

by Edward St. Aubyn Picador (October 14, 2014)

FROM THE MAN BOOKER–SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE PATRICK MELROSE NOVELS

Called "the most brilliant novelist of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst), Edward St. Aubyn captivated and astonished readers and critics...


The Tattooed Soldier

by Héctor Tobar Picador (October 07, 2014)

Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee in Los Angeles haunted by memories of his wife and child, who were murdered at the hands of a man marked with yellow ink. In a park near Antonio's apartment, Guillermo...


A Good School

by Richard Yates Picador (July 29, 2014)

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American fiction as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this work, he offers...


The Easter Parade

by Richard Yates Picador (July 29, 2014)

In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two...


Bitter Eden

by Tatamkhulu Afrika Picador (February 25, 2014)

ONE OF NPR'S GREAT READS OF 2014

A modern classic being introduced to the United States for the first time, Tatamkhulu Afrika's autobiographical novel illuminating the profound and incomparable bonds forged...


Look Back All the Green Valley

by Fred Chappell Picador (December 17, 2013)

The last in the Kirkman family cycle by one of our most treasured writers

In Look Back All the Green Valley, Jess Kirkman returns to the North Carolina mountain town of his boyhood to be with his ailing mother...


Cloudstreet

Miles Franklin Award 1992

by Tim Winton Picador (November 26, 2013)

From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the...


The Twenty-Seventh City

by Jonathan Franzen & Philip Weinstein Picador (November 05, 2013)

25th Anniversary Edition

Picador Modern Classics

Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times.

St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly...


Havisham

by Ronald Frame Picador (November 05, 2013)

HAVISHAM IS THE ASTONISHING PRELUDE TO CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

Before she became the immortal and haunting Miss Havisham of Great Expectations, she was Catherine, a young woman with all of her dreams...


Day/Night

by Paul Auster Picador (November 05, 2013)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE VOLUME, TWO EXISTENTIAL CLASSICS BY BESTSELLING NOVELIST PAUL AUSTER

Day/Night brings together two metaphysical novels that mirror each other and are meant to be read in tandem: two...


Why Are We in Vietnam?

by Norman Mailer Picador (October 15, 2013)

When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer's stature as one of the most important...


In the Cherry Tree

by Dan Pope Picador (September 24, 2013)

With a wholly original voice, this stunning debut novel captures the overwhelming transformation from childhood to adolescence

An ordinary suburban Connecticut summer in the seventies is the stage for the miraculous...


The Affairs of Others

by Amy Grace Loyd Picador (August 27, 2013)

A MESMERIZING DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN, HAUNTED BY LOSS, WHO REDISCOVERS PASSION AND POSSIBILITY WHEN SHE'S DRAWN INTO THE TANGLED LIVES OF HER NEIGHBORS

Five years after her young husband's death, Celia...


Songdogs

by Colum Mccann Picador (June 25, 2013)

With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, Conor Lyons follows in the tracks of his father, a rootless photographer, as he moved from war-torn Spain, to the barren plains of Mexico,...


Show World

by Wilton Barnhardt Picador (July 02, 2013)

The author of the beloved novels Gospel and Emma Who Saved My Life, Wilton Barnhardt is a writer of rare and extraordinary talent who has yet to walk the same ground twice. With Show World he offers a contemporary...


Emma Who Saved My Life

by Wilton Barnhardt Picador (July 02, 2013)

A big, funny, engaging, unsentimental and sometimes even wise book...Delightful."—New York Post

Author of Lookaway, Lookaway

Wilton Barnhardt's novel of coming of age in New York City brims with energy, surprise,...


On the Floor

by Aifric Campbell Picador (June 25, 2013)

"The smartest financial novel since The Bonfire of the Vanities, and the first with a fully drawn female heroine."—Frank Partnoy, bestselling author of F.I.A.S.C.O.: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader...


The Hanging Garden

by Patrick White Picador (May 28, 2013)

"Indisputably one of the century's greatest writers." —Annie Proulx

"The Hanging Garden is a novel for our time--a story about parentless children, mistreated by a world that, by its lights, intends no harm...


The Pink Hotel

by Anna Stothard Picador (April 23, 2013)

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

"This book moved and provoked me in ways I can't fully articulate....Extraordinary."—Anna Paquin (True Blood)

A seventeen-year-old girl...


Human Croquet

by Kate Atkinson Picador (March 29, 2013)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

Part fairy tale, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, this novel tells the story of Isobel Fairfax, a girl growing up in Lythe, a typical 1960s British...


Emotionally Weird

by Kate Atkinson Picador (March 29, 2013)

Emotionally Weird is a thoroughly original and hilarious new novel about mothers, daughters, and love, by the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum

On a weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, Effie...


If I Told You Once

by Judy Budnitz Picador (November 04, 2000)

In her utterly original novel about mothers, daughters, and love, Judy Budnitz gives the traditional folktale an electrifying twist as she follows four generations of women from an Eastern European village to...


Notes on a Scandal

by Zoe Heller Picador (December 12, 2006)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Now a Major Motion Picture

Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship...


Welding with Children

by Tim Gautreaux Picador (January 06, 2009)

A master storyteller's triumphant, moving collection about lost souls, found love, and rediscovered tradition

Tim Gautreaux returns to the form that won him his first fans, with tales of family, sin, and redemption:...


The Next Step in the Dance

by Tim Gautreaux Picador (January 15, 1999)

Bringing the same light and gentle understanding that he did to the story collection Same Place, Same Things, author Tim Gautreaux tells the tale of Paul and Colette, star-crossed and factious lovers struggling...


Bitter Milk

by John Mcmanus Picador (June 01, 2005)

From Whiting Award-winning writer John McManus comes a debut novel of startling originality and mystery.

The son of an unknown father and an ostracized mother, and the next of kin in a long line of bastard relatives,...


Homework

by Margot Livesey Picador (September 08, 2001)

Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with Stephen and his young daughter Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a...


The Bug

by Ellen Ullman Picador (February 28, 2012)

With a New Introduction by Mary Gaitskill

A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with a poet's feeling for language" (Laura...


Five Bells

by Gail Jones Picador (February 28, 2012)

A Picador Paperback Original

On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Crowds of tourists mix with the locals, enjoying the...


The Coast of Chicago

by Stuart Dybek Picador (April 03, 2004)

The stolid landscape of Chicago suddenly turns dreamlike and otherworldly in Stuart Dybek's classic story collection. A child's collection of bottle caps becomes the tombstones of a graveyard. A lowly rightfielder's...


The Eye of the Storm

by Patrick White Picador (May 08, 2012)

In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children—Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat—wait....


Alice in Bed

by Cathleen Schine Picador (January 03, 2012)

Stricken by a mysterious malady, college sophomore Alice Brody has suddenly lost the use of her legs. How does a bright, beautiful, and now immobile young woman proceed with her passions? As she convalesces...


Half-Blood Blues

Giller Prize 2011

by Esi Edugyan Picador (February 28, 2012)

Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Man Booker Prize Finalist 2011

An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction

Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers,...


Galatea 2.2

by Richard Powers Picador (January 01, 2004)

After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2.2—Richard Powers—returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced...


Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

by Donald Antrim Picador (June 05, 2012)

"A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New Yorker

In the seaside community of Donald Antrim's Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless....


No One Thinks of Greenland

by John Griesemer Picador (May 03, 2002)

"You'll want to scratch." These spoken words open to us the strange and beguiling world of young Rudy Spruance, forced to join the military due to a mysterious past, and sent for some inexplicable reason to...


Everything You Know

by Zoe Heller Picador (January 31, 2012)

Zoë Heller's first novel introduces an unforgettable curmudgeon, Willy Muller, an embittered journalist turned celebrity biographer and misanthrope. At the age of fifty, having survived imprisonment for murdering...


People in Glass Houses

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Picador (October 01, 2004)

Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails...


The Evening of the Holiday

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Picador (July 01, 2004)

In the words of Time magazine, "A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece" by the author of The Great Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside...


The Bay of Noon

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller Picador (October 01, 2003)

Long out of print, Shirley Hazzard's classic novel of love and memory

A young Englishwoman working in Naples, Jenny comes to Italy fleeing a history that threatened to undo her. Alone in the fabulously ruined...


The Verificationist

by Donald Antrim Picador (November 22, 2011)

With a New Introduction by George Saunders

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

It is early spring, and Tom has called together his fellow psychologists at the Krakower Institute for their biannual...


A Feather on the Breath of God

by Sigrid Nunez Picador (December 27, 2005)

A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. Growing up in a housing project in the 1950s and 1960s, she escapes into dreams inspired both...


A Bigamist's Daughter

by Alice Mcdermott Picador (May 16, 2005)

The New York Times Bestselling Author of After This and Charming Billy

Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories...


Ladies' Man

by Richard Price Picador (June 21, 2011)

Kenny Becker just dumped his girlfriend--the reasons are a little complex. Young and newly unemployed, his main assets at the moment are six-pack abs and a healthy libido--he's ready to get out, find a little...


She Plays with the Darkness

by Zakes Mda Picador (March 01, 2004)

In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru,...


Home Land

Believer Book Award 2004

by Sam Lipsyte Picador (January 01, 2005)

What if somebody finally wrote to his high school alumni bulletin and told...the truth! Here is an update from hell, and the most brilliant work to date, by the novelist whom Jeffrey Eugenides calls "original,...