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Jade and Emerald

From the winner of the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize.

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The Borrowed Life of Frederick Fife

The Borrowed Life of Frederick Fife is a warm, life-affirming debut about a bizarre case of mistaken identity that allows a lonely old man one last chance to be part of a family.

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The Bee Sting

Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking, The Bee Sting is a tour de force about family, fortune, and the struggle to be a good person when the world is falling apart

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Why We Are Here

Nine months after He died, I opened the door and smelled summer.

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But the Girl

It was an undecided and hazy spring, the spring that MAS370 disappeared, and I didn’t know what I was doing in London.

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Notes on Her Colour

My mother could change the color of her skin.

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Hello Beautiful

For the first six days of William Waters’s life, he was not an only child.

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The Days Toppled Over

Four names on the lease and, as of today, seven people in the house.