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Secrecy

It is Florence, 1691. The Renaissance is long gone, and the city is a dark, repressive place, where everything is ...

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Nightwoods

In the lonesome beauty of the forest, across the far shore of the mountain lake from town, Luce acts as ...

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The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism

There have in recent years been a number of books that have taken issue with religion and argued against it. ...

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Chinaman

Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his ...

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The Stranger's Child

In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at ‘Two Acres’, the home ...

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Lamb

'She was coming toward him in a crooked purple tube top and baggy shorts and brassy sandals studded with ...

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