June 5, 2013

A. X. Ahmad spoke about his book, The Caretaker, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

The first novel by the noted essayist and short-story writer (under the name of Amin Ahmad) is both a thriller and a deft exploration of status, class, and identity. Ranjit is a caretaker on Martha’s Vineyard, but he was once an Indian Army captain. He works for an African-American senator who struggled up from poverty. But when Ranjit betrays his employer’s trust, he finds himself entangled in an underworld of secrets and deceits.

The Caretaker: A Ranjit Singh Novel By A. X. Ahmad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250020406
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 27th, 2014


April 23, 2013

John Boyne spoke about his book, The House of Special Purpose, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

As he did with the Holocaust in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and the First World War in The Absolutist, Boyne in his seventh novel dips into the sweep of 20th -century historical events and comes up with a richly evocative story told in a mesmerizing voice. Narrated by Georgy in 1981, the book chronicles the Russian Revolution, Georgy’s unexpected role in it, his escape to England, and his late-life return to the scenes of his youth.

The House of Special Purpose: A Novel by the Author of The Heart's Invisible Furies By John Boyne Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590515983
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Published: Other Press - April 2nd, 2013

THE MOTHERS by Jennifer Gilmore

April 16, 2013

Jennifer Gilmore spoke about her book, The Mothers, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. In this interview, Gilmore speaks about her own experiences with adoption, and the affect it had on her novel.

The third novel by the author of Golden Country and Something Red takes a close look at adoption—and finds it emotionally harrowing territory. Jesse and Ramon, a stable, married, heterosexual couple, would seem to be ideal prospective parents, yet their efforts to find a child are met with disappointment, deception, and red tape.

You can watch the entire Politics & Prose event below.