Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 3

Fiction The Dark Flood Rises Margaret Drabble Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer The Mothers Brit Bennett PB $29.99 Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She visits her daughter, holed up as the waters rise, and texts her son as he deals with the estate of his shockingly deceased girlfriend. In her new book, Margaret Drabble explores the end of life with her trademark humour, composure and wisdom. PB $32.99 Over the course of three weeks in Washington DC, three sons watch their parents' marriage falter and their family home fall apart. Meanwhile, a larger catastrophe is engulfing another part of the world: a massive earthquake devastates the Middle East, sparking a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. With global upheaval in the background and domestic collapse in the foreground, Jonathan Safran Foer asks us—what is the true meaning of home? PB $32.99 Nadia Turner is a rebellious, griefstricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself. All That Man Is David Szalay The Nix Nathan Hill Today Will Be Different Maria Semple PB $32.99 Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are— ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, hilarious, and full of longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become high in this portrayal of 21st-century manhood. PB $29.99 Samuel is a stalled writer who hasn't seen his mother in decades. Now she has reappeared, having committed a crime that electrifies the nightly news. As Samuel begins to investigate, the story moves from the Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during the recession and the Occupy Wall Street movement, and back to the 1968 Chicago riots. Samuel will have to rethink everything he ever knew about his mother—a woman with an epic story of her own. PB $32.99 Eleanor Flood is going t X[\\X ۛH[H[[H\܂[KX^HH[XX[B][ [HH]\\[ۈق\[][\][^\\YB\[ˈ][H\\XXY\[]\[[X[؜\][ۈ]XYH\x&Y[B\Y]HH] ^H[BY\[\H[\[\[X\[Y^KZ[]K[YH\[\YYX\XH[\I[X[^Y\˂