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Fiction in Translation Bargain Box
  • Product ID: HIB154
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Fiction in Translation Bargain Box

Purchase more than one Book Box and receive 5% off.

Here is a wonderful celebration of the best in fiction in translation.  See how authors from East and West tackle a whole array of topics.  The box includes a number of Nobel Laureates and bestsellers.  Please note that a few of these titles have featured in some of our other fiction boxes.  The 17 books in this collection are:

  1. The Gilded Cage By: Camilla Lackberg ISBN: 9780008283735
  2. Loser's Corner By: Antonin Varenne ISBN: 9781623656430
  3. Manual of Painting and Calligraphy By: Jose Saramago ISBN: 9780547640228
  4. The New Sorrows of Young W. By: Ulrich Plenzdorf ISBN: 9781782274452
  5. The Red-Haired Woman By: Orhan Pamuk ISBN: 9780571330294
  6. The Appointment By: Herta Muller ISBN: 9781846272905
  7. In Praise of the Stepmother By: Mario Vargas Llosa ISBN: 9780312421304
  8. The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables: Translated by Seamus Heaney By: Seamus Heaney ISBN: 9780571249282
  9. A Tranquil Star: Stories By: Primo Levi ISBN: 9780393331615
  10. The Hungry and the Fat: A bold new satire by the author of LOOK WHO'S BACK By: Timur Vermes ISBN: 9781529400571
  11. A Girl Returned By: Donatella Di Pietrantonio ISBN: 9781787702653
  12. The Susan Effect By: Peter Hoeg ISBN: 9781784702267
  13. Miss Iceland By: Audur Ava Olafsdottir ISBN: 9781782275671
  14. Agatha: The International Bestseller By: Anne Cathrine Bomann ISBN: 9781529361377
  15. Happy Days of the Grump: The feel-good bestseller perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove By: Tuomas Kyro ISBN: 9781786580269
  16. Late Fame By: Arthur Schnitzler ISBN: 9781782273707
  17. The Queen's Necklace By: Len Rix ISBN: 9781782274476
  • Format: Bargain Box
  • Tags: bargain box, fiction, Fiction in translation, October-2021
  • Barcode: HIB154
  • Please note that some books may be Remainder Marked
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    Our books are remainders which means that they occasionally have a texta mark at the base of the book.  This is one reason our prices are so low.  Unfortunately we cannot accept returns for books that are marked in this way. 

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Robin Dutton

    So excited to receive this box.. I love to read unknowns and also find translated authors give a different perspective on the world and life! I haven’t started on these yet, but reading the backs suggests different styles and genres… also excited that there are some prize winners in there!

    Thomas Guest
    Fiction in Translation

    Wonderful selection. Already read 15 of the books and the variety of style is a bonus. I hope there will be futher books of treasures likes these.

    Peter Hourigan
    Fiction in Translation Box

    A satisfying mix - some titles and authors I know (and so could 'trust' the selection.) And some I'd never heard of, as well as some books outside my normal reading genres, but several of those already have been most enjoying. Still lots more to explore. Only one I'd already read (THE SILENCE) and at the price, who's complaining? It's already found a new home, anyway.

    Suzanne Tobin
    Pretty good

    Have enjoyed the couple of books I’ve read so far!

    Westin Miguel
    Fiction in Translation bargain box

    A good collection of literary works originally written in a language other than English, then translated into English.
    This would be a great collection if it included books written by more South American, African and indigenous writers. The collection was rather European-heavy, and I was especially surprised that there wasn’t a single title written by an African author.

    The collection and promotion is a fantastic idea, and I will keep an eye out for the next collection.

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