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Loosely based on the events that took place during the Orange revolution in Ukraine in the winter of 2004, Independence Square follows the lives of the politicians, protesters and diplomats involved, one way or another. Alternating chapters cover the occurrences during the revolution and the results of it some 13 years later. A British diplomat caught in the middle of it all, politics, manipulation, intrigue, corruption, betrayal; battles won but lives ruined. It's a thriller that will have you turning the pages, and wondering who was it that won; was it the people on the streets or the figures pulling the strings from the shadows?

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ISBN: 9781643133256
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 4th, 2020

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In 88 pages, Fernández creates a vivid portrayal of both childhood in Pinochet-era Chile and of the adults who came out on the other end of the brutal regime carrying lifelong traumas. In the novel, these traumas come in the form of dreams particularly dreams about the same person: Estrella who grew up with the narrators of the novel. In the face of terrible conditions, these children find solace in each other and in the games they play. In Space Invaders, Fernandez creates a powerful narrative centered on the children trying to have a normal childhood under a dictatorship.

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By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781644450079
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

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This is a heartbreaking love story, full of what-ifs. After sixty years apart, Roya Khanom Archer has the chance to see Bahman Aslan again, who broke her heart after their head-over-heels love that originated in Iran in 1953 after they began meeting each Tuesday in the stationery shop, where they bond over literature. Kamali intricately weaves together a story full of love, sadness, and generational and familial ties.

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ISBN: 9781982107482
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Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019