Jesse Ball


How to Set a Fire and Why

"Ball has created a voice that echoes the beloved narrators of J. D. Salinger and John Green. . . . With her tragic past, brilliant mind and subversive potential, Lucia could be thought of as a young Lisbeth Salander, or a high-IQ, antiheroic Katniss Everdeen, but with a better sense of humor." --Newsday Lucia Stanton's father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she's recently been kicked out of school--again. Living with her aunt in a garage-turned-bedroom, and armed with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocketful of stolen licorice, she spends her days riding the bus to visit her mom and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don't do things you aren't proud of. When Lucia discovers that her school has a secret Arson Club, her life is suddenly lit up; she'll do anything to join. Edgy, raw, and hilarious, How to Set a Fire and Why is a thrilling story about growing up the hard way.
16,63 € 17,50 €


Když se otec dozví, že je smrtelně nemocný, chce svému synovi s Downovým syndromem dopřát jediné – poslední výlet před smrtí. Stane se proto sčítačem, jehož úkolem je putovat od městu A k městu Z a každého obyvatele označit tetováním na žebra. Má sčítání nějaký účel? A co oba čeká na jeho konci? Román Jesseho Balla v sobě kombinuje kafkovskou bizarnost s prvky magického realismu, ale zároveň je silnou niternou výpovědí o vztahu otce a syna.
Na sklade 1Ks
10,25 € 10,79 €

The Divers' Game

A pair of girls, Lethe and Lois, navigates the perimeters of a segregated city, armed with canisters of killing gas. Another child, Lessen, is at the centre of a bizarre cultural ritual that could be the subject of a Goya painting. Centring on the garish festivals of an allegorical nation, The Divers' Game moves through worlds in which kindness is no longer meaningful. A scathing indictment of the inequalities of Western society, it makes visible the violence that has threaded its way into every aspect of our lives, and the radical empathy we need to combat it.
18,00 € 18,95 €

Census - A Novel

18,00 € 18,95 €