Through rigorous research and exclusive access to Capone’s family, Deirdre Bair cuts through the mythology, uncovering a complex character who was flawed and cruel but also capable of nobility. At once intimate and iconoclastic, Al Capone gives us the definitive account of a quintessentially America..
West of Eden is a work of history both grand in scale and intimate in detail. At the center of each family is a dreamer who finds fortune and strife in Southern California: Edward Doheny, the oil tycoon whose corruption led to his son’s death; Jack Warner, who founded film studios, and many others. ..
During the summer and fall of 1922, Marcel Proust worked on the manuscript of the pages of the Albertine dissapearance, Albertine being the woman with whom Proust once lived. Now, his great-niece Nathalie Mauriac has taken charge of the definitive edition of the penultimate story. / Durante el vera..
Valentina Brandón and her maid Adelaida take a trip in an old Volkswagen beetle, in whose trunk they have a suspicious bag that looks like a corpse. Both women were forever united by similarly terrible pasts. During the trip they meet a television reporter and a couple of civil guards. / Valentina ..
Hornby's first novel, an international bestseller and instantly recognized by critics and readers alike as a classic, helps to explain men to women, and men to men. Rob is good with music: he owns a small record shop and has strong views on what's decent and what isn't. But he isn't so good with rel..
Rob Fleming, about to turn thirty-six, is the owner of a shabby record shop in North London, which only sells the music that he loves. Rob only stocks vinyl, of course, and his business, destined exclusively for serious collectors, is always on the verge of bankruptcy. / Rob Fleming está a punto de..
We don’t see with our eyes, but with our mind; that’s why we often ‘see’ things that aren’t actually there, things that we file under the generic term ‘hallucinations’. Hallucinations don't have to be visual, as Oliver Sacks explains in his new and fascinating book: they can also be olfactory or au..
Jumping from the grotesque to horror, Much Loved Monster records the unusual conversation between two characters that to begin with seem very different, but who discover as their verbal tussle continues something that links them together: an obsession with a possessive mother. Javier Tomeo confirms ..
In this triangular story Raymond watches over the conjugal happiness of Adrián and Lala, his old girlfriend, and cannot stand it. He decides to intervene in it, masked with a false beard. But even small evils can have horrendous side effects. The danger becomes more intense when Elisa and her daught..
The calm life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he sees a man die in a freak hot-air balloon accident. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety, but unknown to Rose, something passes between Parry and himself on that day that will change both of thei..
The main protagonist of this novel, branded as the emblem for its generation, is an antihero who has given up the fight. He is a thirty-year-old IT engineer who is fed up with his job and bored of his fellow human beings, and thinks little of sex after a thirty year period of chastity. There is no m..
Molly Lane dies at the age of 46. The book begins with her funeral, with the most important men of her life among the mourners: eminent composer Clive; newspaper editor Vernon, her billionaire husband George, and Julian, a well known right-wing politician and current candidate for Prime Minister. A ..