The Rape of Sita

Banned within hours of publication in her native Mauritius for enraging fundamentalists, Lindsey Collen s pathbreaking The Rape of Sita went on to win the prestigious Commonwealth Prize for Best Novel in Africa A powerful and stylistically innovative work, Collen s novel exemplifies the brilliant c

The Prospector

The Prospector is the crowning achievement from one of France s preeminent contemporary novelists and a work rich with sensuality and haunting resonance It is the turn of the century on the island of Mauritius, and young Alexis L Etang enjoys an idyllic existence with his parents and beloved sister

River of Smoke

In September 1838, a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind River of Smoke follows its storm tossed characters to the crowded harbors of China There, despite effort


A major new translation of a stunning rediscovered novel by Alexandre Dumas, Georges is a classic swashbuckling adventure Brilliantly translated by Tina A Kover in lively, fluid prose, this is Dumas s most daring work, in which his themes of intrigue and romance are illuminated by the issues of ra

The Living Days

London A city of shards A city of ghosts An unreal city partly rebuilt from the rubble of the Blitz A city where, on Portobello road, a seventy five year old spinster sets eyes on a thirteen year old Jamaican boy called Cub, and finds her crumbling world clashing violently with his A chimeric