First They Were Family. Then They Were Strangers. Now They Are Lost
Whiskey and Charlie may be identical twins, but they are also polar opposites who are incapable of getting along. Their relationship has deteriorated so much that Charlie can’t even bear to talk to his brother anymore. But when a freak accident puts Whiskey in a coma and leaves their family in limbo, Charlie is forced to face the fact he may never speak to his brother again.
Whiskey and Charlie is a wise, clever exploration of making mistakes and facing up to them,
For fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes this landmark novel about autism, memory, and, ultimately, redemption.
Sent to a “therapeutic community” for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the “Old Fox” of Payton LivingCenter. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel “normal”
Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and
doesn’t remember to drink it. She goes to the shops
and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is
unrecognizable—or her daughter, Helen, seems a
But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: her friend
Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells
her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going
on about it, to leave it alone, to shut up, Maud will get to the bottom of it.
Self-deception and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor’s
great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she
turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and
sexual politics of a seedy seaside town that’s been
left behind by modernity. Tory, recently divorced,
depends more and more on the company of her
neighbors Robert, a doctor, and Beth, a busy author
of melodramatic novels. Prudence, Robert and
Beth’s daughter, disapproves of the intimacy that has grown between her
parents and Tory and the gossip it has awakened in their little community.
In the tradition of Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks,
Simon Sylvester brings an ancient myth to life
with this lush, atmospheric coming-of-age tale.
Nobody comes to the remote Scottish island of
Bancree, and seventeen-year-old Flora can’t wait
to move to the mainland when she finishes school.
So when a mysterious man and his daughter, Ailsa,
move into isolated Dog Cottage, Flora is curious.
What could have brought these strangers to the island?
Meanwhile, several of the men on Bancree have disappeared,
In a small town in Indiana, Alice Becotte wants desperately what should be simple: a baby. What Alice’s husband, Rolly, wants is time for his art. He’s a talented sculptor with ambitions that draw him away from his steady teaching gig at a “backwater” college. Alice, the lone full-time reporter for their local, struggling newspaper, isn’t as invested in her career. The crack in their marriage widens when, finally pregnant, the pair face devastating news.
It’s 1999, a time when the world is afraid of falling apart once the new millennium arrives. Told from both character’s points of view,