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Amnesty, Sex and Lies and more – Happy’s Weekend Reading

Aravind Adiga Amnesty

On the list of new books for this weekend is Amnesty, the latest from Booker Prize-winner Aravind Adiga, while Leïla Slimani delivers a collection of essays grappling with female sexuality in conservative Morocco in Sex and Lies.

Peter Grose recounts an epic nautical adventure in Ten Rogues, Actress is a novel that explores a daughter’s discovery of her mother’s hidden truths and Mountain Road, Late at Night deals with the aftermath of a family tragedy. Let’s dive into the list.

Aravind Adiga Amnesty

Aravind Adiga

Amnesty, Sex and Lies, Ten Rogues, Actress and Mountain Road, Late at Night are among the finest new works of literature for this weekend of reading.

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

In Amnesty, Aravind Adiga brings us a story of covert immigration in the heart of Sydney. Danny, living secretly in Australia, is thrust into an impossible moral dilemma which threatens his future. Find out more at Pan MacmillanAmnesty

Sex and Lies by Leïla Slimani

Slimani’s first work of non-fiction in English grapples with the conservative culture of Morocco, examining its contradictory relationship with sex. For women, there are few options for expressing their identities – this book is an appeal for freedom to love and desire. Via Faber & FaberSex and Lies

Ten Rogues by Peter Grose

Peter Grose recounts the incredible tale of a group of convicts, destined to live out their days at the end of the Earth: Sarah Island in Tasmania. With a stolen boat, the group set sail without any navigational assistance across the Pacific. Via Allen & UnwinTen Rogues

Actress by Anne Enright

The latest from the Booker Prize-winner, Anne Enright, tells the story of an Irish theatre legend through the voice of her daughter. As Norah digs deeper into her mother’s secrets, she uncovers the reasons behind her eventual downfall. More at PenguinActress

Mountain Road, Late at Night by Alan Rossi

This gripping debut from Alan Rossi has a tragedy as its catalyst. When the parents of Nicholas and April are killed in an accident, the narrative is unfurled through the perspectives of family members who must ensure that life goes on. Via Pan Macmillan.

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February 27, 2020