The Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction We Published in May

EVERYTHING IS FUCKED: A Book About Hope
by Mark Manson

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A blockbuster follow-up to one of the most successful books in recent years—in signature Manson style, an anti-self help guide to finding hope in a world that’s falling apart.
In THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A FUCK, Mark Manson introduced millions of readers to the idea that human beings need to learn how much pain they’re willing to go through to get what they want. Pretty much inventing anti-self-help, the message resonated with millennials and boomers, seekers and suburbanites, women and men, and became THE book of the last two years. Now, in this book about hope, Manson deepens and develops his message for his legions of fans.
It’s no secret that the world is in turmoil, but it’s also true that no generation ever had it better. If economies are booming, luxury increasingly available, and everything we ever wanted right at our fingertips, why then in the developed world are rates of dissatisfaction, depression, even suicide higher than ever?
This is the question Mark Manson faces up to in his new ground-breaking book. In typical and beloved Manson style, this is a book about hope proves that the harder you try, the more diminishing the returns.
As ever with Mark Manson, this book has its finger directly on the pulse of the culture; he has a knack for cutting right to the heart of the zeitgeist, and his fans will devour this new book as they did the category-defining SUBTLE ART.

 

THE NEVER GAME
by Jeffery Deaver

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A student kidnapped from the park:
Nineteen-year-old Sophie disappears one summer afternoon. She wakes up to find herself locked inside a derelict warehouse, surrounded by five objects. If she uses them wisely, she will escape her prison. Otherwise she will die.
An investigator running out of time:
Sophie’s distraught father calls in the one man who can help find his daughter: unique investigator Colter Shaw. Raised in the wilderness by survivalist parents, he is an expert tracker with a forensic mind trained to solve the most challenging cases. But this will be a test even for him.
A killer playing a deadly game:
Soon a blogger called Henry is abducted – left to die in the dark heart of a remote forest – and the whole case gets turned on its head. Because this killer isn’t following the rules; he’s changing them. One murder at a time…

 

EXTRA TIME: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World
by Camilla Cavendish

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The world is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and over will outnumber children aged five and under. But our systems are lagging woefully behind this new reality. In Extra Time, Camilla Cavendish embarks on a journey to understand how different countries are responding to these unprecedented challenges.
Travelling across the world in a carefully researched and deeply human investigation, Cavendish contests many of the taboos around ageing. Interviewing leading scientists about breakthroughs that could soon transform the quality and extent of life, she sparks a debate about how governments, businesses, doctors, the media and each one of us should handle the second half of life. She argues that if we take a more positive approach, we should be able to reap the benefits of a prolonged life. But that will mean changing our attitudes and using technology, community, even anti-ageing pills, to bring about a revolution.

 

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE 
by Alice Feeney

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Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. But I know exactly who you are. I know what you’ve done. And I am watching you.
When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is – but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

 

THE TROUBLE WITH ROSE
by Amita Murray

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Rilla is getting married. Except she isn’t. She’s running away – from her confused fiancé Simon, her big mad family, and the memories nipping at her heels.
Her sister Rose would know what to do in such times of crisis.
But the trouble is, Rose is the crisis. She disappeared years ago, and Rilla’s heart went missing too.
Where is Rose? And who is Rilla without Rose?
If she’s to rescue some happiness out of all this chaos, she needs to find out.


 

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