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Reservoir 13 (Paperback, ePub edition): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 (Paperback, ePub edition)
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Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.

It's Midwinter. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must.

As the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. Bats hang in the eaves of the church and herons stand sentry in the river; fieldfares flock in the hawthorn trees and badgers and foxes prowl deep in the woods - mating and fighting, hunting and dying.

An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger's tragedy refuse to subside.

Even the Dogs (Paperback): Jon McGregor Even the Dogs (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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WINNER OF THE 2012 IMPAC DUBLIN AWARD On a cold, quiet day between Christmas and the New Year, a man's body is found in an abandoned apartment. His friends look on, but they're dead, too. Their bodies found in squats and sheds and alleyways across the city. Victims of a bad batch of heroin, they're in the shadows, a chorus keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying their own particular homage as their friend's body is taken away, examined, investigated, and cremated. All of their stories are laid out piece by broken piece through a series of fractured narratives. We meet Robert, the deceased, the only alcoholic in a sprawling group of junkies; Danny, just back from uncomfortable holidays with family, who discovers the body and futiley searches for his other friends to share the news of Robert's death; Laura, Robert's daughter, who stumbles into the junky's life when she moves in with her father after years apart; Heather, who has her own place for the first time since she was a teenager; Mike, the Falklands War vet; and all the others. Theirs are stories of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love overwhelmed by a stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress, and the disregard of the wider world. These invisible people live in a parallel reality, out of reach of basic creature comforts, like food and shelter. In their sudden deaths, it becomes clear, they are treated with more respect than they ever were in their short lives. Intense, exhilarating, and shot through with hope and fury, Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society - littered with love, loss, despair, and a half-glimpse of redemption.

The Reservoir Tapes (Paperback): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (Paperback): Jon McGregor If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK AWARD WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence - street cricket, barbecues, painting windows... A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it, not even meriting a mention on the local news, means that those who witness it will be altered for ever. Jon McGregor's first novel brilliantly evokes the histories and lives of the people in the street to build up an unforgettable human panorama. Breathtakingly original, humane and moving, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things is an astonishing debut.

The Reservoir Tapes (Paperback): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Paperback)
Jon McGregor 1
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As broadcast on BBC radio 4: the fifteen `prequel' stories to the Costa Award-WinningReservoir 13. `He leaves behind all other writers of his generation' Sarah Hall Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. But the aftershocks of Becky Shaw's disappearance have origins long before then, and those in the village have losses, and secrets, and stories of their own... A woman remembers a son's inexperience - and a father's rage; a young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, whilst an older one finds ways to ensure the survival of hers. A hunt for a birthday present takes an alarming turn, and a teenage game grows serious. Fresh hurts open old wounds, salvation comes from unexpected quarters and chance encounters release long-buried memories. First broadcast as a series of specially commissioned stories on BBC Radio 4, The Reservoir Tapes returns to the territory of the Booker-longlisted Reservoir 13, revealing the web of connections that bind us, and the many layers on which we all build our truths.

Reservoir 13 - Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award (Paperback): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 - Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award (Paperback)
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WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AN FT BOOK OF THE YEAR A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss. Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger's tragedy refuse to subside. WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE `A rare and dazzling feat of art' George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo `McGregor writes with such grace and precision, with love even, about who and where we are, that he leaves behind all other writers of his generation' Sarah Hall, author of The Wolf Border `Reservoir 13 is quite extraordinary - the way it's structured, the way it rolls, the skill with which Jon McGregor lets the characters breathe and age' Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

So Many Ways to Begin (Paperback): Jon McGregor So Many Ways to Begin (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
R218 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R63 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE David Carter cannot help but wish for more: that his wife Eleanor would be the sparkling girl he once found so irresistible; that his job as a museum curator could live up to the promise it once held; that his daughter's arrival could have brought him closer to Eleanor. But a few careless words spoken by his mother's friend have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around a lie.

The Reservoir Tapes (Hardcover): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Hardcover)
Jon McGregor 1
R234 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As broadcast on BBC radio 4: the fifteen `prequel' stories to the Costa Award-WinningReservoir 13. `He leaves behind all other writers of his generation' Sarah Hall Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. But the aftershocks of Becky Shaw's disappearance have origins long before then, and those in the village have losses, and secrets, and stories of their own... A woman remembers a son's inexperience - and a father's rage; a young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, whilst an older one finds ways to ensure the survival of hers. A hunt for a birthday present takes an alarming turn, and a teenage game grows serious. Fresh hurts open old wounds, salvation comes from unexpected quarters and chance encounters release long-buried memories. First broadcast as a series of specially commissioned stories on BBC Radio 4, The Reservoir Tapes returns to the territory of the Booker-longlisted Reservoir 13, revealing the web of connections that bind us, and the many layers on which we all build our truths.

Reservoir 13 - Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 - Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Jon McGregor 1
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WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AN FT BOOK OF THE YEAR A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss. Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger's tragedy refuse to subside. WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE `A rare and dazzling feat of art' George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo `McGregor writes with such grace and precision, with love even, about who and where we are, that he leaves behind all other writers of his generation' Sarah Hall, author of The Wolf Border `Reservoir 13 is quite extraordinary - the way it's structured, the way it rolls, the skill with which Jon McGregor lets the characters breathe and age' Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

One For The Trouble - Book Slam Annual Vol. I (Hardcover): Book Slam Production Ltd., Helen Oyeyemi, Jon Ronson, Jon McGregor,... One For The Trouble - Book Slam Annual Vol. I (Hardcover)
Book Slam Production Ltd., Helen Oyeyemi, Jon Ronson, Jon McGregor, Bernardine Evaristo, …
R464 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Reservoir Tapes (Hardcover): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Hardcover)
Jon McGregor
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The Reservoir Tapes (MP3 format, CD): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (MP3 format, CD)
Jon McGregor
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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - A Novel (Paperback): Jon McGregor If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - A Novel (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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Risky in conception, hip and yet soulful, this is a prose poem of a novel -- intense, lyrical, and highly evocative -- with a mystery at its center, which keeps the reader in suspense until the final page. In a tour de force that could be described as Altmanesque, we are invited into the private lives of the residents of a quiet urban street in England over the course of a single day. In delicate, intricately observed closeup, we witness the hopes, fears, and unspoken despairs of a diverse community: the man with painfully scarred hands who tried in vain to save his wife from a burning house and who must now care for his young daughter alone; a group of young clubgoers just home from an all-night rave, sweetly high and mulling over vague dreams; the nervous young man at number 18 who collects weird urban junk and is haunted by the specter of unrequited love. The tranquillity of the street is shattered at day's end when a terrible accident occurs. This tragedy and an utterly surprising twist provide the momentum for the book. But it is the author's exquisite rendering of the ordinary, the everyday, that gives this novel its freshness, its sense of beauty, wonder, and hope. Rarely does a writer appear with so much music and poetry -- so much vision -- that he can make the world seem new.


Reservoir 13 (Paperback): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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The Reservoir Tapes (Standard format, CD): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Standard format, CD)
Jon McGregor
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The Reservoir Tapes (Standard format, CD): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Standard format, CD)
Jon McGregor
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McGaggles - The Art of Jon McGregor (Paperback): Jon McGregor McGaggles - The Art of Jon McGregor (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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Reservoir 13 (Standard format, CD): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 (Standard format, CD)
Jon McGregor; Contributions by Matt Bates
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Reservoir 13 in Only Tpb: Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 in Only Tpb
Jon McGregor
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So Many Ways to Begin (Paperback, New edition): Jon McGregor So Many Ways to Begin (Paperback, New edition)
Jon McGregor 2
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David Carter cannot help but wish for more: that his wife Eleanor would be the sparkling girl he once found so irresistible; that his job as a museum curator could live up to the promise it once held; that his daughter's arrival could have brought him closer to Eleanor. But a few careless words spoken by his mother's friend have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around a lie.

Even the Dogs (Paperback): Jon McGregor Even the Dogs (Paperback)
Jon McGregor 1
R120 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R21 (18%) Special order

WINNER OF THE 2012 IMPAC DUBLIN AWARD On a cold, quiet day between Christmas and the New Year, a man's body is found in an abandoned apartment. His friends look on, but they're dead, too. Their bodies found in squats and sheds and alleyways across the city. Victims of a bad batch of heroin, they're in the shadows, a chorus keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying their own particular homage as their friend's body is taken away, examined, investigated, and cremated. All of their stories are laid out piece by broken piece through a series of fractured narratives. We meet Robert, the deceased, the only alcoholic in a sprawling group of junkies; Danny, just back from uncomfortable holidays with family, who discovers the body and futiley searches for his other friends to share the news of Robert's death; Laura, Robert's daughter, who stumbles into the junky's life when she moves in with her father after years apart; Heather, who has her own place for the first time since she was a teenager; Mike, the Falklands War vet; and all the others. Theirs are stories of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love overwhelmed by a stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress, and the disregard of the wider world. These invisible people live in a parallel reality, out of reach of basic creature comforts, like food and shelter. In their sudden deaths, it becomes clear, they are treated with more respect than they ever were in their short lives. Intense, exhilarating, and shot through with hope and fury, Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society--littered with love, loss, despair, and a half-glimpse of redemption.

Ni Siquiera Los Perros (English, Spanish, Paperback): Jon McGregor Ni Siquiera Los Perros (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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So Many Ways to Begin (Paperback): Jon McGregor So Many Ways to Begin (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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Now in paperback for the first time, "So Many Ways to Begin" is a potent examination of family and memory, a look at what happens when life forces you to let go of the person you might have been. David Carter is an obsessive collector, and the curator of the local history museum. In addition to overseeing the community's archives, he has, since boyhood, diligently archived the items that tell his own life story: birth certificate, school report cards, movie and train tickets. But when a senile relative lets slip a long-buried family secret, David is forced to consider that his whole carefully cataloged life may be constructed around a lie. In fits and starts, his world begins to unravel.

Praise for "So Many Ways to Begin"

"Jon McGregor might be the best chronicler I know of the way small accidents can set a life in motion, and the way what's said between people-or left unsaid-can change everything. This is a beautiful book, elegant and particular and heart wrenching. I loved it."-Maile Meloy, author of "Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It"

"McGregor is a brilliant prose stylist, and here he excels at making ... the ordinary seem extraordinary."-"Sunday Times" (UK )

Reservoir 13 (Standard format, CD): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 (Standard format, CD)
Jon McGregor; Contributions by Matt Bates
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The BBC National Short Story Award 2011 (Paperback, New): M.J. Hyland, Alison Macleod, Jon McGregor The BBC National Short Story Award 2011 (Paperback, New)
M.J. Hyland, Alison Macleod, Jon McGregor; Edited by Sue MacGregor 1
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Bringing together some of Britain's most talented and inventive authors of short fiction, this anthology is a compilation of the top five entries short-listed for the BBC National Short Story Award. Themes of desire, envy, and disconnection provide recurring motifs for these stories--the extremes that love can endure and what happens when love is not enough. A testament to the high quality of short story writing today, this collection will interest avid readers as well as creative writing and literature students.

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