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Reservoir 13 (Paperback, ePub edition): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 (Paperback, ePub edition)
Jon McGregor 2
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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.

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.

Even the Dogs (Paperback): Jon McGregor Even the Dogs (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
R209 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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
R288 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R55 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Reservoir 13 - Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award (Paperback): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 - Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award (Paperback)
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

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 (Paperback): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Paperback)
Jon McGregor 1
R224 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R81 (36%) 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.

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
R365 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

The Reservoir Tapes (Hardcover): Jon McGregor The Reservoir Tapes (Hardcover)
Jon McGregor
R395 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R79 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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, …
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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
R275 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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
R290 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R57 (20%) Special order
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.

Reservoir 13 (Standard format, CD): Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 (Standard format, CD)
Jon McGregor; Contributions by Matt Bates
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This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You - Stories (Paperback): Jon McGregor This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You - Stories (Paperback)
Jon McGregor
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The powerful first collection of short stories by Jon McGregor.

From the publication of his first Booker-nominated novel at the age of twenty-six, Jon McGregor's fiction has consistently been defined by lean poetic language, a keen sense of detail, and insightful characterization. Now, after publishing three novels, he's turning his considerable talent toward short fiction. The stories in this beautifully wrought collection explore a specific physical world and the people who inhabit it.

Set among the lowlands and levees, the fens and ditches that mark the spare landscape of eastern England, the stories expose lives where much is buried, much is at risk, and tender moments are hard-won. The narrators of these delicate, dangerous, and sometimes deeply funny stories tell us what they believe to be important-in language inflected with the landscape's own understatement-while the real stories lie in what they unwittingly let slip.

A man builds a tree house by a river in preparation for a coming flood. A boy sets fire to a barn. A pair of itinerant laborers sit by a lake and talk, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war. "This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You" is an intricate exploration of isolation, self-discovery, and the impact of place on the human psyche.

Praise for "Even the Dogs"

"A rare combination of profound empathy and wonderful writing." -Mark Haddon, author of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (Paperback, New): Jon McGregor, Sarah Hall, David Constantine The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (Paperback, New)
Jon McGregor, Sarah Hall, David Constantine; Edited by James Naughtie 1
R227 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R15 (7%) Special order

Featuring the five short-listed stories for the BBC National Short Story Award, this collection brings together a high-caliber group of new and established British authors exploring human relationships at their most dysfunctional and yet sustaining. Splintered families, the persistence of love, the public versus the private, and the plight of the outsider provide recurring themes in this 2010 selection of works.

Ni Siquiera Los Perros (English, Spanish, Paperback): Jon McGregor Ni Siquiera Los Perros (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Jon McGregor
R346 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R64 (18%) Special order
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