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Read all six books from the Man Booker Shortlist 2017 - including the winner, George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo - with Book People's great value collection. All presented in hardback, these books will delight fans of contemporary fiction.

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Man Booker Prize 2017

  • Home Fire

    Kamila Shamsie

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    Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2018 and has been shortlisted for so many other major literary awards.

    It's an elegant and evocative exploration of the differences that exist within societies, families and faiths. It's an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties that are torn apart when love and politics collide...
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  • Swing Time

    Zadie Smith

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    'Smith's finest. Extraordinary, truly marvellous' Observer 'Superb' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' TLS 'Pitch-perfect' Daily Telegraph'A tale of two girls who meet in a West London dance class... A page-turner that's also beautifully written ' Glamour'There is still no better chronicler of the modern British family than Zadie Smith' TelegraphSHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017 A dazzlingly exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On BeautyTwo brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what it means to belong, what it means to be free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten either.Bursting with energy, rhythm and movement, Swing Time is Zadie Smith's most ambitious novel yet. It is a story about music and identity, race and class, those who follow the dance and those who lead it . . .
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  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    Arundhati Roy

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    Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a highly acclaimed contemporary fiction novel that was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2018 and the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

    Anjum used to be Aftab and runs a guesthouse in an Old Delhi graveyard where she gathers around people who are lost and broken. She meets architect Tilo, who soon claims an abandoned baby as her own and their destinies become entangled in a sprawling tale that sweeps over many, many years...
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  • Lincoln in the Bardo

    George Saunders

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    WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 A STORY OF LOVE AFTER DEATH `A masterpiece' Zadie Smith `Extraordinary' Daily Mail `Breathtaking' Observer `A tour de force' The Sunday Times The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a transitional realm - called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo - and as ghosts mingle, squabble, gripe and commiserate, and stony tendrils creep towards the boy, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul. Unfolding over a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is written with George Saunders' inimitable humour, pathos and grace. Here he invents an exhilarating new form, and is confirmed as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices - living and dead, historical and fictional - Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?
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  • Reservoir 13

    Jon McGregor

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    Jon McGregor's Reservoir 13 is one of the most talked-about novels of recent years. The winner of the Costa First Novel Award, it was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and it has won praise from the Guardian, the Telegraph, Lincoln in the Bardo author George Saunders and Roddy Doyle.

    It?s the story of how one family's loss can affect so many different lives. A teenage girl goes missing while on holiday in the hills at the heart of England during the early years of this century. The locals start searching, but it's not long before the media arrive. However, life still has to go on as normal for many residents...

    Taking place over 13 years, this novel expertly tackles the human desire for repeated violence.
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  • Elmet

    Fiona Mozley

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017'A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable' The Economist'A cleverly constructed rural Gothic fable . . . Elmet is a marvellous achievement' TLS'Pastoral idyll, political expose, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather' Sunday TimesDaniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the woods with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. Cathy was more like their father: fierce and full of simmering anger. Daniel was more like their mother: gentle and kind. Sometimes, their father disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home, he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to their limits.
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  • Elmet

    Fiona Mozley

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    Fresh and distinctive writing from an exciting new voice in fiction - Sally Rooney meets Sarah Perry, Elmet is an unforgettable novel about family, as well as a beautiful meditation on landscape. Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. When they were younger, Daniel and Cathy had gone to school. But they were not like the other children then, and they were even less like them now. Sometimes Daddy disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.Atmospheric and unsettling, Elmet is a lyrical commentary on contemporary society and one family's precarious place in it, as well as an exploration of how deep the bond between father and child can go.
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  • Home Fire

    Kamila Shamsie

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    From the Orange and Baileys Prize-shortlisted author comes an urgent, explosive story of love and a family torn apart Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love? A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.
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  • Autumn

    Ali Smith

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    The latest, breathtakingly inventive novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be bothAutumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819.How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever.Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. This first in a seasonal quartet casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearian jeu d'esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s Pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history-making.Here's where we're living. Here's time at its most contemporaneous and its most cyclic.From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories, and a story about ageing and time and love and stories themselves.Here comes Autumn.
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  • Days Without End

    Sebastian Barry

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    After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, fight in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. Having both fled terrible hardships, their days are now vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Then when a young Indian girl crosses their path, the possibility of lasting happiness seems within reach, if only they can survive.
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  • Solar Bones

    Mike McCormack

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    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and winner of the Goldsmiths Prize, Mike McCormack's Solar Bones is a modern masterpiece - it's a novel narrated in a single sentence.

    It focuses on Marcus Conway, a man who has got into the rhythm and routine of his daily life. An engineer, he likes to ponder how things are constructed (including bridges, banking systems and marriages) and how they subsequently fall apart...

    This is a tender novel, told in continuous, flowing prose.
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  • Lincoln in the Bardo

    George Saunders

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    Tenth of December author George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo is a novel that has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. it focuses on Abraham Lincoln and the death of Willie, his 11-year-old son, at the dawn of the Civil War.

    Newspapers reported that Lincoln often returned to the crypt to hold his boy's body and from this historical template, Saunders has cultivated a story about familial love and loss that takes a supernatural twist: Willie Lincoln is trapped in a transitional realm (known in Tibetan tradition as the bardo) while all sorts of beasts try to take his soul...
    With voices ranging from the living to the dead and the historical to fictional, this humorous novel is completely exhilarating and asks how we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear will - and must - end?
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  • Exit West

    Mohsin Hamid

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017Finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERGUARDIAN TOP 10 BESTSELLERTHE NEW YORK TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER'Mixing the real and the surreal, using old fairy-tale magic... Compelling, crystalline, unnervingly dystopian' Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesAn extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant FundamentalistThis is Nadia. She is fiercely independent with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night.This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for star-gazing.This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it.Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope - a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination.
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