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The Crystal World

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 14, 2014)

The Crystal World, J. G. Ballard's fourth novel, which established his reputation as a writer of extraordinary talent and imaginative powers, tells the story of a physician specializing in the treatment of leprosy...


Concrete Island

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 14, 2014)

On a day in April, just after three o'clock in the afternoon, Robert Maitland's car crashes over the concrete parapet of a high-speed highway onto the island below, where he is injured and, finally, trapped....


Paris Trance

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 23, 2014)

People talk about love at first sight, about the way that men and women fall for each other immediately, but there is also such a thing as friendship at first sight.

Luke moves to Paris with the idea of writing...


The City Under the Skin

by Geoff Nicholson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2014)

A cartographic thriller with so many twists and turns it requires its own map

A cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store in a district that's not quite trendy yet. A bold young woman chasing...


Lost for Words

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014

by Edward St. Aubyn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 19, 2014)

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times)

Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade....


In the Light of What We Know

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2014

by Zia Haider Rahman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 21, 2014)

A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century

One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his...


The Orchard of Lost Souls

by Nadifa Mohamed Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2014)

From one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, a stunning novel illuminating Somalia's tragic civil war

It is 1987 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds, but still the dictatorship...


Strange Bodies

by Marcel Theroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2014)

A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalist Far North

Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead.

In a locked ward of a notorious...


The World in the Evening

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2013)

A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality

Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in...


A Single Man

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2013)

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines...


Memorial

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2013)

With The Memorial, Christopher Isherwood began his lifelong work of rewriting his own experiences into witty yet almost forensic portraits of modern society. Set in the aftermath of World War I, The Memorial...


Down There on a Visit

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2013)

Consisting of four accounts of encounters with four male characters, each of them visited by a different Christopher Isherwood, and each set in a different time and place--Berlin in the 1920s (overlapping the...


A Meeting by the River

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2013)

Isherwood's final work of fiction--an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticism

After a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother,...


The House of Journalists

by Tim Finch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2013)

Welcome to the House of Journalists. Who are you and what is your story?

These are the questions that confront newcomers to the House of Journalists, the internationally renowned refuge for writers in exile at...


Idiopathy

by Sam Byers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2013)

A debut novel of love, narcissism, and ailing cattle

Idiopathy (?d?'?p??i): a disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.

Idiopathy: a novel as unexpected as its title, in...


All Decent Animals

by Oonya Kempadoo Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2013)

Oonya Kempadoo's moving third novel, All Decent Animals, looks at the personal and aesthetic choices of a multifaceted cast of characters on the Caribbean island of Trinidad--a country still developing economically...


Scenes from Early Life

Ondaatje Prize 2013

by Philip Hensher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 07, 2013)

From the Man Booker-short-listed author of The Northern Clemency, a family and a nation--Bangladesh--are forged through storytelling, conversation, jokes, feuds, blood, songs, bravery, and sacrifice

In late...


Crash

by J. G. Ballard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 04, 2001)

The Definitive Cult, Postmodern Novel--a Shocking Blend of Violence, Transgression, and Eroticism--Reissued with a New Introduction from Zadie Smith

When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another...


Luster

by Raven Leilani Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2020)

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER

WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

"So delicious that it feels illicit . . . Raven Leilani?s first novel reads like summer: sentences...


The Heart Broke In

by James Meek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2012)

From James Meek, the award-winning author of the international bestseller The People's Act of Love, comes a rich and intricate novel about everything that matters to us now: children, celebrity, secrets and...


The Other Side of You

by Salley Vickers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2008)

For psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. David McBride, death exerts an unusual draw. Despite his profession, he has never come to terms with the violent accident that took his brother's life, a trauma that has...


Mr Golightly's Holiday

by Salley Vickers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 31, 2004)

1. holiday: a period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreation. [literally: holy day]

Many years ago, Mr. Golightly wrote a work of dramatic fiction that grew to be an astonishing...


The Delighted States

by Adam Thirlwell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 29, 2010)

Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, a young French novelist named Gustave Flaubert at last abandons sentimentality and begins to write. He influences the obscure French writer Édouard Dujardin, who is...


Noon

by Aatish Taseer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2011)

Rehan Tabassum has grown up in a world of privilege in Delhi. His mother and her new husband embody the dazzling emergent India everyone is talking about. His real father, however, is a virtual stranger to him:...


King of the Badgers

by Philip Hensher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2011)

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011

One of The Telegraph's Best Fiction Books 2011

Far from London's crime and pollution, Hanmouth's wealthier residents live in picturesque, heavily mortgaged cottages...


Arlington Park

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 25, 2007)

Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable houses, its residents...


True Things About Me

by Deborah Kay Davies Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 04, 2011)

One ordinary afternoon in a nameless town, a nameless young woman is at work in a benefits office. Ten minutes later, she is in an underground parking lot, slammed up against a wall, having sex with a stranger....


A Black Englishman

by Carolyn Slaughter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2005)

India, 1920: exotic, glamorous, and violent, as the country begins to resist England's colonial grip. In the midst of this turmoil, Isabel, a young British military wife, begins a passionate liaison with Sam,...


Genesis

by Jim Crace Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 31, 2004)

A major new novel about sex and the citizen by the award-winning author of Being Dead

The timid life of actor Felix Dern is uncorrupted by Hollywood, where his success has not yet been shackled with any intrusive...


Double Vision

by Pat Barker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 30, 2004)

Double Vision from Pat Barker, a gripping novel about the effects of violence on the journalists and artists who have dedicated themselves to representing it

In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, reeling from...


Instances of the Number 3

by Salley Vickers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2007)

When a man dies and leaves behind a wife and a mistress, we expect certain responses to follow. But as the narrator of Salley Vickers's second novel explains, "this is not an account of feminine jealousy, or...


Dancing Backwards

by Salley Vickers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 02, 2010)

Violet Hetherington has taken the rash step of joining a transatlantic cruise to New York to visit Edwin, an old friend. As she makes the six-day crossing, she relives the traumatic events that led to her losing...


The Uncommon Reader

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2007)

From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading

When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham...


Being Dead

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2000

by Jim Crace Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2000)

A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine

Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes.

"Their bodies...


The Escape

by Adam Thirlwell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 29, 2010)

Haffner is charming, morally suspect, vain, obsessed by the libertine emperors. He is British and Jewish and a widower. But Haffner's attachments to his nation, his race, his marriage, have always been matters...


Quarantine

by Jim Crace Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2010)

Jim Crace's novel is the brilliantly imagined story of Christ's forty days in the wilderness, a tale of three men, two women, and a curious wanderer whose peculiar fate is transformed into legend. Dazzling,...


The Bradshaw Variations

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 29, 2010)

Since quitting work to look after his eight-year-old daughter, Alexa, Thomas Bradshaw has found solace and grace in his daily piano study. His pursuit of a more artistic way of life shocks and irritates his...


The Last Supper

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2010)

A vivid and elegant account of a family's season abroad by one of our finest contemporary authors

Casting off a northern winter and an orderly life, a family decides to sell everything and go to Italy to search...


Far North

by Marcel Theroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 08, 2009)

Far North is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

My father had an expression for a thing that turned out bad. He'd say it had gone west. But going west always sounded pretty good to me. After all,...


Tide Running

by Oonya Kempadoo Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 2003)

A striking and sensuous novel set in the contemporary Caribbean, by one of fiction's bright new stars

On the island of Tobago, Cliff, a young man from the poor town of Plymouth, watches the arrival of a foreign...


Another World

by Pat Barker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 30, 2000)

Plagued by nightmarish memories of the trenches where he saw his brother die, Nick's grandfather Gordie lays dying as Nick struggles to keep the peace in his increasingly fractious home. As Nick's suburban family...


Border Crossing

by Pat Barker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2007)

Set in the north of England, Pat Barker's Border Crossing portrays a child psychiatrist who rescues a man from drowning one day while walking on a beach in Northumberland. Uncannily, he recognizes the man; it's...


Strange Hotel

by Eimear McBRide Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2020)

From Eimear McBride, author of the award-winning A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, comes the beguiling travelogue of a woman in exile: from her past, her ghosts, and herself.

A nameless woman enters a hotel room....


Saltwater

by Jessica Andrews Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2020)

"Andrews's writing is transportingly voluptuous, conjuring tastes and smells and sounds like her literary godmother, Edna O'Brien . . . What makes her novel sing is its universal themes: how a young woman tries...


Ghost Wall

by Sarah Moss Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 07, 2019)

A Southern Living Best New Book of Winter 2019; A Refinery29 Best Book of January 2019; A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at The Week, Huffington Post, Nylon, and Lit Hub; An Indie Next Pick for January 2019

"Ghost...


Mothers

by Chris Power Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2019)

An "extraordinary" (The Sunday Times) debut of unnerving beauty, Chris Power's short story collection Mothers evokes the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose.

Chris Power's stories are...


The Transition

by Luke Kennard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2018)

"The sort of book that cuts you off from your family and has you walking blindly through seven lanes of traffic with your face pressed obliviously to the page." --James Marriott, The Times (London)

Do you or...


The Dark Flood Rises

by Margaret Drabble Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 13, 2017)

One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2017 and a New York Times Notable Book of 2017

From the great British novelist Dame Margaret Drabble comes a vital and audacious tale about the many...


Death and Mr. Pickwick

by Stephen Jarvis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2015)

Death and Mr. Pickwick is a vast, richly imagined, Dickensian work about the rough-and-tumble world that produced an author who defined an age. Like Charles Dickens did in his immortal novels, Stephen Jarvis...


Lurid & Cute

by Adam Thirlwell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 13, 2015)

A dreamy and adrenaline-fueled new novel from a two-time Granta Best Young Novelist

Lurid & Cute is a kind of machine for the reader's corruption. It opens with all the things we've come to expect of Adam Thirlwell-"the...